Saturday, October 11, 2014

Where has she been? And Motifs 21, 22, and 23

What happened to the Renulek tutorial, you ask?  ARGH!  I ran out of beads and stopped working on it.  I can't get more of the same beads, and it's just sickening.  Disheartened.  Put it in the drawer with the other UFOs (unfinished objects).

Never fear, intrepid tatters.  I haven't given up on the art, just moved to a different project.  Or two, or three...

Jan Stawasz doily from Robotke magazine, Renulek summer doily ALMOST finished round 9
Not content to muck up my Renulek, I also bungled the Stawasz doily.

On the many medallions, I joined them on the arms directly across from each other, which is not as written.  Although I checked the pattern over and over again, I still managed to do it W.R.O.N.G.  I was super super upset and put this in the drawer for several days as well, but now I've added row 4 and calling it done--saving the medallion chain for something else.  I'll start the doily over again shortly.

These snowflakes are from Vida Sunderman's book.  Ginny Weathers requested blue snowflakes for an exchange I participated in, and they turned out so nice, icy blue with matching beads.

This hedgehog from Be-Stitched was also made for an exchange.

So the snowflakes and the hedgehog are the next 3 items I'm counting in the 25 motif challenge.  I haven't yet decided if I will count my doilies only once complete or separate new elements I learn in them as different motifs.  We shall see.

Also making Teri Dusenbury's pineapple doily, called Forever Young, in progress.  I'm nearly finished with it--here's a picture from early stages.  Teri has generously given most of her patterns to us on her blog, so be sure to check it out (link above).

Non-tatting: finished Susan's monkey!


  1. Oh my goodness! It looks as though you have been extremely busy!!!
    Your doilies are pretty!! :)
    Your snowflakes are wonderful!!! :)
    Your hedgehog is so cute!! :)
    And your new doily looks like it's off to a good start!! :)
    Nice monkey!! :)

  2. It's all lovely! Fabulous tatting! Hugs :)

  3. Beautiful tatting.
    And, such a charming sock monkey!