Doily Finished! And my giveaway

My Yes-U-Can doily is finished.

This has been a fun challenge, though I rushed through it. Looking over it now that it is complete I see several things I would need to do differently when/if I do this doily again. In the center ring I'd make the joining picots smaller, as well as the joining picots in the second round (open thread round). If those picots were smaller the third round of individual motifs would still need a little adjustment to keep them from being so stretched looking, but probably not as much as they need the way it is. I'm thinking another couple of stitches in the chains would help. The last round, even with the adjustments in the previous rounds, wouldn't need to be tweaked much if any. Of course, it would be nice if I kept the picot count the same in each repeat on this round. I didn't notice until I was blocking it that some of the chains have seven picots instead of the five they are supposed to have. I knew I had caught myself doing this but hadn't realized I had missed fixing some - and so many! But I'm not changing it now. I have too many other things to do. I'll just take some notes along with stitch counts and try to do better the next time.

Even though it has a lot of issues this doily was certainly a challenge, so I'm calling it #23 of my 25 motif challenge. #23? Oh, my, I didn't realize I was so close to 25.

As I've been saying for the last several weeks, my blogaversary is next week. If you comment on this post you will be entered into the drawing. I do have several things picked out for the package but it's not complete yet (I'm not telling, it's a surprise!). I'll announce the winner on my Tatting Tea Tuesday post October 25th, so comments need to be made before 8:00 AM CST (USA) the 25th to be included.

Today for Tatting Tea Tuesday I'm having a cup of hot apple cider, mmmm. We've had very fall-like weather here in Kansas the last several days, and what's more fall-like than apple cider? I had bought the jug for a dinner this last weekend then forgot to take it with me, so I'll have to drink the whole thing by myself (my husband doesn't like it). Such a hardship! *grin*

"Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's okay to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing."

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