TIAS days 7 & 8

We are up to day 8 of the 2014 TIAS by Jane E.  
And I still don't have any idea what it may be.  Several other participants have suggested sails for a boat, which could be - the boat itself may be last.  But with the TIAS in pieces and no way to know which way is up or how they fit together it's very hard to see what may be coming.
Day 7
Lizbeth #130 Island Breeze size 20

Day 8

Reading through all the entries on Jane's TIAS blog it's interesting to see how everyone is coming along and all their guesses.  Most are using variegated thread (Jane suggested to) which gives each person's venture quite different looks due to the thread color combinations.  When I take pictures of mine I keep thinking it's not laying flat when it is, it's just the color of the thread giving that impression. 

I don't know what we're making yet, Jane, but it is a lot of fun!

I haven't been getting a lot of tatting done this week - I keep getting sidetracked.  I see something that needs doing (the 'h' word) or something I've thought about doing (crafty things) or anyone of a number of things that catch my attention and off I go on a tangent. I finally sat down the other night with a piece of tatting I started some time ago and didn't finish.  

Garden 10 Nazli Gelin size 10 white

I found the center of this long-picoted motif inside a bag of other tatting.  I don't remember what I was going to do with those long picots but the motif was obviously unfinished.  For whatever reason it intrigued me enough to work on it a bit.  I put an outside around it, playing with the stitch count until I thought it was right - and found I probably should have used a couple more stitches than I did.  Now I have to decide what comes next.  Maybe it was to go on a ball Christmas ornament?  I need to see if that center will fit over one.  Hmmm.

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
Augusta Rodin
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