Monday, December 14, 2015

Calling it done

The next row tightened up the doily so that it didn't ruffle as much, but I can't see where to do from here. I know I had in mind to do something with a row of motifs on the outside or combined rows to give that kind of effect but it doesn't want to flow and I'm tired of fighting with it.

Part of the problem is that I'm running out of size 20 white and a bunch more rows will take a bunch more thread. I think at this point I'd rather use the white to make some snowflakes so I called it done and cut the thread.

After blocking it into submission this is what I ended up with, a doily only 9 inches across but just a smidgen too big to fit on the scanner.
It's not bad, but it isn't great either. I have no use for it so I suppose it might end up as a Christmas gift.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It looks very pretty. I only keep the pieces I absolutely adore. The rest go in a box for gift giving. Luckily, my friends and family are easily impressed. ;-)

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely piece of tatting, it's going to be a lovely Christmas present for someone

Madtatter80 said...

Looks great after forcing it :) you do so many nice things and nice to know these things happen to others too. This can be used with silk ribbons and buttons and sewn to a journal then they would all want the pattern :)

God's Kid said...

Wonderful design!! :)

muskaan said...

As soon as I saw the pic, I thought of another row of those 4 petal motifs to finish it off !!! It does look pretty even without them, though.