Monday, December 21, 2015

Tatting and temari

There are two unfinished doilies sitting in my drawers.  I'm trying to finish them.  It's not going well.  Here's the smaller one.  The pattern from a Japanese book, and it's supposed to be dainty and lovely.  Right now, it looks like a dish rag.

I know blocking will do wonders, but I had to take a break before I got discouraged.  So I made a temari.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Good week for tatting

It's been a productive tatting week for me.  I finished a collar and an edging, both from the Tatter's Treasure Chest.

With the left over thread, I made these little onion ring motifs, from 'The Tatting Book 111'.

And for a final distraction, there's this little bracelet, from a pattern of my own devising.