Saturday, July 2, 2011

Motif #1, Doilies, Doilies Everywhere!

Remember the thread I dyed in my last post? It was for this! YAYYY! Hopefully I can get the two skeins of thread out today so that the people to receive them can make a little motif or something for the 4th of July. For the next holiday, I'll do a giveaway earlier! I feel as though I'll be doing a lot of thread giveaways.

I've been working on a lot of the 'Big Projects'. This is a doily for a friend, fourth row is currently being worked on.

It looks kinda messy. Old patterns! PSH! They never lie right. Plus, it kinda seems like the designer took random rows from different doilies and put them all together. I think it will look nice though in the end! Three rows to go!

Remember the handkerchief that Michelle sent me ages ago? I finished one side! AGH... Everyone else is finished. It hasn't really been worked on too much because of so many things going on, but I'm back to work. The reason it has taken so long is because of the edging I chose. I must be a masochist, because this is painful!

It's just that it looks sooo good! It's pretty decent to tat. It will be my priority project now. If you're wondering about the corners, there will be a motif in each, in either light pink or the same green. It'll be so nice!

All for today! ^_^

Thanks for the visit!


  1. Lovely showings today!
    Fox : )

  2. I love your doilies, especially your red, white, and blue one! I can see why your edging is taking so long, but it will be so beautiful when it's finished!

  3. Your red, white and blue is BEAUTIFUL!!! And I can't wait to see your hankie.

  4. Love the 4th of July doily!!! I have not finished my hankie from Michelle yet either...picked an edging that requires concentration and haven't gotten much farther than you :-)

  5. Inspirational patriotic tatting, Anika! And I was flummoxed at the thought of the labor involved in tatting your hanky edging. I would have given up before finishing the first side, so you are already a SAINT in my book. But LLL Diane is right, it will be stunning when finished. (It is marvelous already!)

  6. I like the pattern for your hanky edging, and no wonder it's taking some time to finish. Wow! Looking forward to seeing it all finished. Wonderful Independence Day doily!

  7. Oh yes your 4th of July doily looks very nice! How fun! I am just now getting caught up on blogs since I have been out of the blogging loop for quite a few months and it is very nice to get acquainted with your blog! I do hope you will stop by mine for a visit! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

  8. All your projects are great and especially the hanky edging. It may seem like it's taking forever, but every second tatting it and attaching it will be worth the time when it's done. Keep on keepen on! Karen in OR

  9. Lots of great tatting! Love the patriotic doily! :)