Monday, August 10, 2009

I said there were two more hearts but there is only one. I counted the diagram and the photo both. I didn't like this one as much. It is a challenge because of all the split rings and split chains. I did alright but it's not as neat as I would like. I say I did "alright" because I got the spacing right on the split chain and that's the hardest part. There are two of them - right where the flowers meet in the middle. Part of the split chain included joins so it was fiddly. I suspect if I tatted them individually and hid all those extra ends, that it would lay better, but how could I pass up the chance to tat it all in one pass????

I may try it again that way just to see how it looks.

I tatted this awhile back to give away and then saw my mistake when I blocked it. Yep, another oopsie. Both upper wings should have 4 picots. The motif is so small that you DO notice it. LOL! I seem to be making more errors than usual and I think it's just because I'm trying to do too much. Well, I don't really have much choice just now but soon everything will settle down and get back to normal.

I was reading Trayna's blog this morning and followed the link she posted to this Asian site. If you haven't already, you should check it out. THIS is the whole doily. Scroll down here to see what she is doing that is so unique. Not only is she weaving a ribbon through a round, which Trayna mentioned, but she has chain spirals for the center of the outer motifs. I didn't even notice it until I saw the closeup of the spirals. The photos went into my "inspiration" folder.

We only got a portion of the basement cleaned yesterday. We started late and then I needed a wet vac to pick up the water faster so my middle son picked up the one at my oldest son's house while running some other errands he needed to do. I mowed while he was gone and by the time he got back, I wanted to shower and eat. So, the rest will have to wait. I hope to pull out the stuff under the basement stairs tonight at least, and then finish up the washing of the walls and floor over the next few nights. Then I can start organizing the storage on this side.


  1. It's comforting to know that other people have oopsies!

  2. LOL! Well, I seem to be having more than my share!


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