A short while ago we were in a furniture store looking around, not really in the market for anything just passing time, waiting for a friend to meet us outside. Of course, we found several things we added to our wish list.... While walking around I noticed a doily under an old-looking picture and had to take a closer look. Both doily and picture were only there as "window dressing
", to give the place a homey look.
This is a bit fuzzy as I took it in low light with my cell phone, but you can see why it caught my eye.
A little bit of plastic 'tatting'.
I wish I would have moved the frame off of it and taken a picture of the whole thing. Plastic or not, it is a pretty pattern. It would be interesting to try creating a "real" doily with nothing to go on but this, wouldn't it?
My Not-So-Purple Grapes
I'm still working through Sherry's new book, Branching Encapsulation
.The next pattern to try
was the grapes. Again I just used the thread that was already on my shuttles so they aren't grape-colored grapes, but they look like grapes :-)
"Grapevine Edging" Sherry Pence © 2012
The pink and green are unknown colors in Lizbeth size 20 and Cebelia ecru in size 30. They make for slightly odd-looking grapes, but the idea was to learn how to do them. I only made this much of the edging but I'm pretty comfortable with the technique, even if there is room for improvement.
I'm not sure I'll be getting the tatting done I planned on for the wedding gift. It's fast approaching and I still haven't even started it yet! They may get it as a belated gift. They'll have lots to open right away, maybe they'd appreciate another one a little late? You think?
"I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for, he said one that would make me his wife."
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