Friday, October 26, 2012

Blocking blunders

I finished the Nora Benporath doily. It's been a while since I've worked on a traditional doily with a smaller thread, so I was not as careful as I should have been with joining picots and long chains.  So, blocking was painful.

I ironed it.  It looked wonky.  I laid it out between napkins and stacked books on top.  It still looked uneven.  Finally, I grit my teeth and pin blocked.  It wasn't perfect, but it looked OK.  Then, the little lady grabbed it, said it was pretty and crumpled it in her little hand so she could carry it around.  I nearly cried.  I can't bear to pin block again, so here it is.

On a happier note, her are some more hair clips.  They're like potato chips; I can't seem to stop at one.

The heart pattern is from My Daily bead.  The bottom ones are beaded bezels.


  1. After all that work, little hands ruin it, it does look lovely and I know you spent so long ironing it, I think you could have killed her for screwing it up but I am sure she did not understand, still you have a fan who liked it, another tatter in a few years time

  2. It's beautiful!!! :)
    And the story is just precious!!! :)

  3. I think the doily looks just fine! It's such a pretty design that it doesn't need to be perfectly blocked. And I think it's wonderful that you completed the tat-along and are among those keeping Norma's design visible for tatters today!