Round Robin

I am participating in a round robin doily on Craftree. Each of us are designing the center of a doily then sending it on to another tatter to design each consecutive round until each person in the round robin has done a round on every doily then it is sent back to the original tatter.  In the end there will be five unique doilies. 

I've started three times on my center for this.  The first two weren't bad just not what I have in mind for this project. I'm finally happy enough with the third try to send it to someone else to see what they will do for the next rounds. 

Okay, I'm happy with the pattern but I have to actually finish tatting it to send it on :-)

Round Robin start 2015

I looked for a thread color that will set off this doll-sized tea set that I found in an antique store on the way to Colorado earlier this month.  It has six tea cups, tea pot, creamer and sugar bowl, all like new.  
With that in mind I've decided to make this doily in Lizbeth size 20 in a shade of pink.  The label in the center of the ball says it's #617 Magenta Med, but it looks a lot closer to #608 Coral Pink Med on the computer monitor.  I wonder if sometime when using this thread I got the labels mixed up???  I'm going to have to have a ball of thread to go with the center of the doily when I send it so I was going to order thread anyway, but now I'm going to have to order both colors so I get the right shade.

Someone twist my arm.
Like I'll only order one ball of thread at a time anyway.

Except for this doily there hasn't been much tatting done lately.  I've been distracted.  I found a book series that I just couldn't put down.  There are five books in the series and I read all of them in less than a week and a half.  If you like fantasy stories I recommend The Legend of Eli Monpress series by Rachel Aaron.  It is a lot of fun to read.
(I was not compensated in any way for reading or mentioning these books.  I just enjoyed them a immensely!) (She also wrote Nice Dragons Finish Last, which is also a fun read.  I'm waiting on the next book of that series which is due out soon! I wasn't compensated in any way for reading or mentioning this book, either!!)

Now that I've read the entire series I can focus more on tatting again. I'm sure the other members of the round robin would appreciate it :-)

"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference."
Audre Lorde

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