This week has gotten away from me. Even this day feels like it has just begun and it is almost over already. Deadlines off all sorts are quickly coming up. I have lots of tatting projects to get finished and some which are waiting to get started. Those for my own pleasure are ironically getting worked on first. It doesn't help that the neighbors children decided to play ball in front of my Momcave window. Every time their balls hit the wall, I startle. Not a good thing when I'm working with resin. I can already feel my right eye beginning to swell up when I accidentally stabbed myself with the toothpick I was using to pop air bubbles with.
Going through Teri's blog I ran across the most beautiful doily. She stated that it was a computer generated version of what can be made with the base of one of her fan patterns. Also, that she hasn't actually tatted it up, but was looking forward to someone doing it. I took it upon myself to 'work it out'. I, of course, was already trying to find ways to climb out and avoid unnecessary cutting. Part of me was thinking that if I can finish it before the deadline, I can enter it into my county fair as well. It is definitely an eye catching pattern. I'm working this with DMC Pearl 12 in white. I was thinking of adding beads, but thought for a first run, I should just stick to the actual lace.
I need at least six large roses and about the same in lily's to fill up the different tiers of my topiary. The leaves will end up being the last to be tatted. I have no idea how many to make and I don't want to end up wasting tatting time by making more than I'm going to actually need.