The trim adapted from Plate 2, figure 12 is done! I think. I will pin it to the pillow case and make sure it covers everything before I cut the shuttles off and hide my ends. I happened to see on another blog (non-tatting) that the blogger had some lace wrapped around a "pin-dolly" and remembered my pretty stamped ones so I immediately put one to use! The paper clip was to mark the half-way spot.
There is 66 inches of trim here. At almost the last minute, I decided to see how long it took me to tat one repeat. It's between 4 and 5 minutes. So with 66 repeats, it took me approximately 5 1/2 hours. That doesn't count winding and refilling the shuttles or retro-tatting. I thought it would be longer but it does go pretty fast.
Here's a motif from the last ROT newsletter. It's a design by Jennifer Williams and meant to be tatted onto a "plastic press fastener" which in US terms is a sew-on plastic snap. I don't know how I missed the snap part but I did. So I just tatted the 3 layers together. There is a leaf too but I need to figure out what I'm going to put in the center first. They show a big center bead or several small seed beads. It could end up being a brooch or some kind of trim on something.
I've been playing with lace more than I really should this weekend. I had good intentions to clean out a room, partly to find my lucet and partly because it's been on my agenda for a long time. At this point though, I'm going to leave pretty soon to visit an aunt who is recovering from surgery and then visit another aunt and uncle who are visiting here from Texas. I did start the room last night and found a pillowslip partially embroidered that I brought out to finish. I have no idea where the second pillowslip is though.
I also found a tin full of tatting.
I'm impressed with how organized so many tatters are as they expressed how they displayed and stored their tatting in the comments to my last post. Not the case here! As I sit here at my desk, I see a couple of motifs hanging on a little thingie on the wall. several are on the top of this desk, on top of and inside of small ceramic containers, on several shelves of the bookcase next to my desk, in various drawers of the storage cubes behind me, in some boxes and binders here and there on the floor, on the sewing table....and that's just this room.
I think it's hopeless!
Hope you have enjoyed your weekend!