Sunday, August 23, 2009

3rd and final edit

Today is my 99th post.

Here is the finish of the Beatrice Doily by Iris Niebach. Heather Johnston of Tarnished Tatter fame had a bit of Melamine in size 30 left and was kind enough to send me some. Please see this post for links to the book with the pattern and a link to Heather's blog.
This doily is now going to Heather to be used in a fund raiser for a gal with breast cancer.
Now my motif #2 for my 3rd challenge is officially done.

I have posted the Alternate Color Daisy Picot Flower to my patterns and techniques blog, the link is in the side bar. (the name is almost as long as the pattern)

I received these in the mail yesterday.
Jeff Hamilton of Bridge City Tatting fame also does Chainmaille and has a shop where he sells his creations. I bought the earings and then asked Jeff if he could make me a cross pendant. If very willing obliged and the result is above. I took it to church with me and Father was very interested in it. I asked Father to bless it and he did. I will now wear this one when I want a change from the one that I wear every day. Thank you Jeff, your work is amazing.

I also received in yesterday's mail, some more of Heather Johnston's Melamine thread in size 30. Heather had a bit left and graciously sent it my way. Now I can finish the doily. Thank you Heather.

Now I am going to see if I can post my rainbow test
hhmmm didn't work, let see if I can figure out how to do this.

Your rainbow is shaded green and brown.


What is says about you: You are a deep thinking person. You feel strong ties to nature and your mood changes with its cycles. You feel closer to people when you understand their imperfections. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

yup, had to click on the edit Html tab to do it. found that hint on Jon's blog, well, found out 1 thing, if you edit your post, the colors go away. and you need to get the correct html from again for the colors to show up again. I have no idea why my rainbow background is black, it was white before. I have kept a copy of the html code from so I can repost it after I edit this again. because I will be editing it.

I have finished the Beatrice doily. It has been blocked and as soon as it is cool and dry - I pinned it out and steamed it - I will clip all the thread ends, scan it and add it to this post later this evening.

Now back to my shrug. Not sure if I will get it done yet this evening, more likely the next couple of nights.

Oh, since it is my 99th post, I have something in mind for my 100th.


  1. The chainmaille from Jeff is really cool....and even more special since you will wear it everyday.

  2. Hi LadyShuttleMaker, yes, it is special. He does good work. I have edited my post, so come check out the finishd doily.
    Thanks for stopping

  3. The doiley looks lovely in those colours. It is such a nice pattern to do and like you say easy once you get the hang of it.

  4. The doily is gorgeous. I have yet to tat one of Iris's doilies, though I have one of her books. I'm glad you like the earrings and pendant. And thank you for the kind words.

  5. Hi Tatskool, yes it is easy once you get the first repeat done, it is really easy to get in the groove and go with it.

    HI Jeff, I have worn the pendant to work for the past 2 days, got nice comments on it. Thanks

  6. Hi Bonnie,
    thank you. glad you stopped by.

  7. Ladytats, your stitches are beautifully neat and precise. A joy to look at - which I have been doing for the last few minutes! This piece is wonderful. : ) Fox

  8. HI Fox, thanks for the compliments on my stitches.


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