Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The heat has started

Summer is here...I can barely catch my breath. The heat seems to trigger my asthma in a bad way. Short of moving, I'll just have to adjust to it.

I've been working on Renuelk's various doilies.This year's Spring Doily is coming along. I don't know why it took so long for me to finish the previous row. Once it was finished doing the next flowers seems to be moving along quickly. After making the first one, I didn't care for how floppy it turned out. While the stitch count is still the same, I added a tiny picot after three stitches to get rid of the looseness of the motif. I'm much happier with the results.

 After taking a break on this doily, I began to fool around with another shade of purple...
It became a butterfly! Add some ribbon, and we have a pendant. With the exception of the butterfly body, the beads were added while tatting. I sewed in the body using the ends of the final ring. I have three more of Renulk's doilies that need attention and I may just hurry up and finish the smaller of them.

I received the catalog/entry forms for this years county fair. Every year I say I'm going to enter and as the deadline nears, it becomes obvious that I didn't have enough time to finish preparing my entries. I think I'll enter one of the doily's I'm working on, since my challenge is to finish them before the summer ends. I have a few weeks to think and plan this time before the entry forms are due.