I took some vacation days recently, not because we were taking a trip or anything but just to have some days off. I had all kinds of plans on what I was going to do, work on and get done. Yes, I had plans.
What’s that line – “the best laid plans of mice and men”? Like usual, most of my plans didn’t work out, though some did in a modified way.
The first day I had off I worked on a few miscellaneous things. I worked on the blog, fixing things that didn’t import correctly. There are a lot of posts to go through, many still to go. I went through a few boxes of items that need to find homes in my new kitchen. Laundry was washed and folded. Not a total loss of the day but less done than hoped.
In the evening I was ready to sit down, watch TV, and tat. Unfortunately, I was not in the middle of any projects that I could do and watch TV at the same time. I needed a new project but of course I couldn’t remember any of the several I’d been thinking of. To give myself some ideas I went through my craft room, picking out random items to ignite my imagination – or at least some enthusiasm. I spread them across the table to analyze for tatting inspiration.
Hmm, a round doily center. I’d purchased this quite some time ago but never was moved to make an edging for it. That day I was inspired by it. A review of several thread colors led to using Lizbeth size 20 in #159 Easter Eggs. I gave a little bit of thought to what I was going to tat and started, attaching to the doily as I went. I did not count the holes to determine the outcome at the finish, I just started.
Sometimes you just get lucky. I didn’t have to adjust where I attached to the doily by one hole.
I’ve made a lot of edgings for runners but rarely for anything else. I had never attached to a doily or runner in this manner, joining to it as I went. Normally I make the edging, make the runner to the same width, and attach to it as the last step. I can’t believe it worked so well!
Though I didn’t plan it as a challenge that is absolutely what it was. I’m calling this #13 in my current 25 Motif Challenge. Even if it’s not actually a motif.
I’m delighted how this edging came out and overjoyed at the finished doily. Sometimes you just get lucky.
“Give luck a chance to happen.” Tom Kite ww.brainyquote.com