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.


  1. I enjoyed seeing your tatting! Summer is bad for me too, we live in a very humid part of the world and it gives,me severe migraines - I'm always much better in winter.,

  2. I love your Spring colours! I hope you can get it done for the fari.

  3. Your Spring Napkin is lovely- gentle colors!
    I love the smiley face frames on your blog, what fun! I hope you can enter in the fair, you deserve recognition for your beautiful work, that butterfly is gorgeous!

  4. It looks lovely! I need to get back to mine, but right now I'm busy organizing so that I can find everything I want to work on!

  5. Wonderful doily!! :)
    Great butterfly!! :)

  6. extremely beautiful , massive, super beautiful graceful i don't know these words are enough for this short perfect one airport taxi detroit

  7. Fantastic colours

    I added that small picot to the motif as well and it made a HUGE difference. Great minds... : )