Miscellaneous Stuff on Tatting Tea Tuesday

I actually got quite a bit of tatting done this week. I had to restart my doily again – it seems to have had the wrong number of repeats : ( – and then got the second round done as well. It’s not blocked as there is a lot of work yet to be done on it, but it’s looking pretty good. Some of this was done while waiting to pick my entries up from the fair.
I forgot to take a picture of my fair entries with their ribbons. My doily and the bookmark (same pattern as this one but in different colors.) each received blue ribbons and the earrings received a red (it was in the same class as the bookmark). I was pretty happy even though there was no other competition. If nothing else this should help keep the tatting classes for another year at least. I kept the fair book to keep in mind other places that I might be able to enter next year (maybe jewelry, note cards and stationary).

While I was at my mother’s house the other day she gave this piece of tatting. It was on a doll/baby dress that her mother gave her. Mom doesn’t know who tatted it, but she knew I would like it. I haven’t decided how I’m going to display or use this piece but I would like it to be seen instead of tucked away in a drawer somewhere. It is made with small thread, looks like size 70.
On InTatters there is a thread about Innocent Design Challenge which I thought sounded like fun. I started several times: had one that looked waaayy too big. It might have been okay, but I cut off some and tried again. I don’t have a bottle to try it on, just the dimensions Kersti gave. Obviously I need to have a sample to work with as this was the next result.

This is the top of a soft drink bottle, which I am very sure is much smaller than the top of the Innocent bottle, as the dimensions given are about 2 to 2.5 inches (5 – 7 cm) diameter at the bottom of the hat and about that tall. This is about 1 inch x 1 inch (2.5 x 2.5 cm). I guess I could make that third round a little longer so the shape doesn’t cup so much and put it on the top of an egg for Easter. Or maybe I can figure out a cute look for a Christmas decoration? ; )

I was planning on having a cup of Rooibos tea today to go with my tatting. As far as I know the cup of water is still sitting in the microwave…

6 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Stuff on Tatting Tea Tuesday”

  1. Congrats on your fair ribbons! Gotta keep those tatting categories open! (Though, truth be told, I am surprised that yours were the only entries.)

    Keep going with your Innocent Design Challenge — you're getting there!

  2. Congrats on your fair ribbons – way to keep the class active! Was it the county fair that has little competition? We have to get something going here in the midwest!

    I like the wine bottle-topper idea – and you have a great start.

  3. Thanks, Cindy! Yes, it was a county fair. The state fair usually has a lot more entries. From what I've seen in the last few years they have some really good tatters entering.

    Thanks, Isdihara. The local fairs sometimes don't have that many entries in a lot of categories, though quilting is big. Gotta laugh about the Innocent design challenge – I'm not having a lot of luck! My design muse is thinking small:( I'll keep trying but it might have to be for next year.

    I'm still not sure what for sure to do with that piece, but I'll think of something. I haven't started my book yet but my sewing machine is coming out next week so I'll be that much closer to getting started with it.

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