Tatting Tea Tuesday June 1, 2010

Is it Tuesday already? And it's been two weeks? Oh, my!

Yes, I've been lazy. Not really that busy, just lazy. I've done a little tatting but not much. I made this on a cabone ring, just messing around. I have no plans for this, I was just seeing what I could come up with.

I did do a little work on the doily. I've counted stitches several times so I know the count is correct but it has to be blocked to lay out flat. I've gone ahead with it the way the original is made but I'm making adjustments to the written pattern, making a few changes to it so it will lay better right off the shuttle.

It looks okay but I designed this quite a few years ago and have no memory of issues that I had with it when it was done. Also, I didn't know then a lot of what I know now. There are several things I would do differently with it. It would probably come out looking similar, but I think it would be a lot less work after the tatting is done.

I had a nice, quiet Memorial Day weekend, not going anywhere or doing anything. My husband volunteered to work all three days so I was by myself in the evenings. He also worked slightly different hours which really messed up the days. We had planned to go to western Kansas to visit the cemeteries out there but that didn't happen. We didn't visit any cemeteries at all. I'm hoping another weekend yet this summer we'll make it. Monday afternoon I went over to our daughters' house for supper and spent the evening. It was a very pleasant time, though I wish my husband could have been there, too. Oh, well, our vacation is coming up soon, when we will have a little more time to enjoy our time together without going to work. At least for a little while.

I think I'll have another cup of tea and see if I can get a little more done on the doily. May you enjoy your tea and tatting for another week.

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