Sunday, August 16, 2009

Exactly What I Feared

I have almost finished the doily that I posted about the other day. The pattern is from Tatted Doilies by Iris Niebach. It is the pattern called Beatrice. This book is available from Handy Hands as well as other places I expect. The thread is Heather Johnston's Melamine in size 30.

As you can see it is not finished and may never be unless I can find some more thread. I have placed arrows at points of interest

1. spot where I am stopped
2. is the shuttle thread - only 14" left
3. is the ball thread - only 13" left.
not enough to finish, so close and yet so far.
The thread is Heather Johnston's Melamine in size 30, if anyone has some they are willing to part with I would be most grateful. I only need about 1.5 yards to be sure that I can add in and finish and hid the ends.
Worst case, I have to un-tat the last 2 repeats and see if I can get a 7 point doily to lay flat as opposed to the 8 point doily in the pattern. That is a chore better left for another day and as I said a last resort.
in my previous post I mentioned that I was going to post about the flower I tatted with petals that alternated color. I still plan to do that, but we have had to turn off the computer due to severe thunderstorms for part of the weekend and have had intermittent internet service when it was safe to have the computer on.


  1. Man, I WISH i had the thread to send you, but alas, I do not! This is sooo pretty. I hope someone can accommodate your need need for the rest! Good Luck in the search!extritis

  2. Forgot - your stitching is lovely - all regular and even and a delight to look at!!

  3. I have some more I could send you its not a whole skein UGGH! you did ask me about that didnt you DARN! I totally forgot I am so sorry between my sons 1 appt at ACRP a week he has summer camp 5 days and a BSC councellor coming to the house and family issues I dont knwo what way to turn at times LOL so sorry bout that ... I will get it out to you in the mail *possibly* tomorrow... Grrrr I wanna smack myself .... LOL

  4. Hi Fox,thanks for your kind words. even tension just takes practice. and your work is very good too.

    Hi Heather,
    that's great, what do you want for it? let me know. I will be looking forward to it and then it will be on it's way to you.


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