Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Latest Projects...

 Mom and sister are away to Florida this week so I've been holding down the farm with my dad. We have had some rainy days lately, so that's made for plenty of tatting! Here are some of my projects and what I'm working on:

Tat-a-Long: I'm on the last round and then to add little clovers! I'm not 100% pleased with my color choices. I think a mix of a variegated thread and a coordinating solid color would've been better; like tat-ology or Margaret's. I've really enjoyed this pattern so I'll definitely be making another one, oh the thread choices are endless!! I actually had an idea today...I just might cut out the center, brown part, and re-tat the center in a more compatible color! How's that for getting one-self out of a tatting conundrum! :o)
I also had some great feedback on my Facebook page about this doily! My cousin suggested that these three colors look better in pairs then they do as a three-some. Some lighter, but still rich shades of blue, yellow, and pink were suggested. What do you think? What color would you put in the middle of this doily?

Classic Doily: I've been plodding along on Linda's doily. It will look better once I've finished the rounds of chains and has been blocked. I'm still in LOVE with this color! It's Lizbeth Wedgewood light

The rounds of chains in this doily pattern remind me of one of my favorite plants: Hens and Chicks! See how they both have the look of an optical illusion!

 Hope everyone is well in your circle of family and friends!  
Happy tattings!


God's Kid said...

Your doilies look nice! :)
I am curious about how you would join to the outer section if you cut the center out since the outer is joined to the center(still a newbie here) :D
Have a great day!! :)

Lolitadewdrop said...

I agree that changing the brown from the middle of the doily could improve it but I actually quite like it as it is. It has a natural feel to it.

I really like your doilies, they are very good.

Margarets designer cards said...

Thanks for saying about my mat, I did enjoy tatting it, I am glad I used a variegated thread, I had several colours in one.

I think I might have stated with the green in the middle and last row keeping it more uniform rather than adding more and more colours and hoping they go together.

It's looking good so far

Allison said...

God's Kid - If i do cut out the center I'll use paper clips to hold onto the place where the center was joined. Yarnplayer uses paper clips to hold onto picots and such and it's a great little tip! Thanks Lolitadewdrop! Your welcome Margaret! :) Thanks for the comments ladies!

Jane McLellan said...

I was admiring your colour choices and then read that you weren't happy with them! I think it's looking good. Carry on and then used different combinations next time?

Allison said...

Thank you Jane for your encouragement! I'm finishing the Tat-a-Long today and will be starting another one soon!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I can't imagine that you have ANY time to tat, with all the farm chores, and yet you've done quite a lot! Your Tat-A-Long is looking quite nice! I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to cut out the center, and not sure it's necessary!

And congratulations on your 200th post! You're way ahead of me, and I started blogging in 2008!

Also, I didn't even know there IS a plant called Hens and Chicks! And what a great photo - much better than the one on Wikipedia!

Allison said...

Thanks for the congrats Kathy! Hens and Chicks are one of my favorite plants! The photo is from google ;)

Fox said...

I kinda like the organic-looking colour of this... I wouldn't take the centre out. Go with the flow! I'll bet you'll like it once it is completed.
Fox : ))

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