I finished the “thank you” doily for my aunt.
There are many beautiful tatted doily patterns out there – I have books full of them. The Internet has a lot, also. Do I make one of those? Of course not, that would be too easy. I designed another one.
A few years ago I made a snowflake/medallion with a finding in the center. I used that medallion as the center but made a ring of rings in place of the finding. That was the easy part. Some of the rounds went very smooth, the others took more thought. And several tries. The end result is a bit ruffle-y until it’s blocked, but still looks nice. This needs more blocking – it’s amazing how a picture will show things that ‘in person’ isn’t so obvious.
This doily is seven inches across made in Lizbeth #603 Ecru size 20 thread. I’m not sure of my aunt’s tastes in colors and decorating so chose a ‘traditional’ color. I noticed I put spokes in this doily like several of my other doilies. I need to try something else next time. Doing a little more planning in the beginning would probably help, don’t you think?
I had planned to mail it today but will block it a bit better first. I want it to look good when she gets it.
“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. ” Gloria Steinem brainyquote.com