In packing to go to Rollag MN, which is about 1 hour & 15 min, I had chosen several WIP and a few new things since I didn't know what I was going to have time to do.
one of the new things I took was a doily pattern, Arches Doily by Yarnplayer ~ Marilee Rockley. The threads I chose were pearl cottons, a HDT by Marilee called Summer Trail, in size 10 and a coordinating soft green by DMC in a size 8. They were close enough in size, and pearl cottons being so soft, I didn't notice any appreciable difference in the sizes or in how things worked up.
The pattern states that worked in size 30 the doily is about 6" in dia. my doily is 8.5" in dia, so the pearl cottons must be slightly larger then a size 30.
I started this on Sunday morning, and by the time we closed at 3:30 Monday afternoon, all I had left was 2/3 of the last round. it took me the rest of this past week to get the last round finished. This was a nice simple pattern, easy to lay down and pick up and keep your place. The repeats in the rounds were easy enough that despite the various interruptions that are inherent in demonstrating Tatting, it was easier to do then the hanky edging I was working on.
I think it turned out well. Thanks Marilee for such a nice pattern.
thanks also to LadyShuttleMaker for the round grid so I could get it perfectly round when I was blocking it last night. If you go all the way down on the right hand side of her blog page, you will find her Free Pattern listing. there you will find the round, square and oval blocking templates. They are really great.
I thought I would share a couple more pictures from the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion, fo some odd reason, I never got a picture of me in my period clothing.
|2 of the ladies who were demonstrating "women's"crafts, the lady in the green dress does caning and the lady in the lavender dress tats and does bobbin lace.|
|a Merry-Go-Round with a steam operated Calliope|
|2 of the many styles of Steam operated tractors|