Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Row 9, Latte Foam

My Doileys had a discussion and the White one did not want to be completed before the Latte Foam.  White #20 thread gave permission for me to complete Latte Foam #40 thread row 9.  I thanked them very much and have worked diligently since I was last here, about 3-4 hours a day.  This was usually evening work, unless it was raining. (Good thing my sewing machine went for a spa treatment.)

Last night at 10pm I was finished with row 9!  I am so glad this row is done.

Row 9, once it moved into my finger memory, was easy to do and, in a way, fun.  The row, to me, just took forever.  Now onward!  The rest of this will seem like a piece of cake, greased lightning, smooth sailing, a summer breeze...... 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Row 10

I was thinking of calling this entry Greased Lightning.  That is what I felt like when tatting row 10.  It moved along so quickly that I was surprised when I was done.  Here is the doiley in size #10.  Now on to row 11.

I have been able to tat both doileys on the same evening.  I have tried to give them almost equal tatting time (I don't want one to think that it is neglected).   

You can see that row 9 is a MUCH slower tat.  I am glad that I did the #10 thread doiley before the #20 thread doiley.  The repeat pattern is better set in my mind and fingers.

Enjoy your day.  We actually had sunshine today, no rain or clouds.
Correction:  One doiley is in #20 thread, white and the other doiley is in #40, Latte Foam (I think it is called).

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Dance!

Ta Da!  Woot Woot!


Totally said in happiness! 
One row 9 down, now onward.  Will begin Row 9 with the #40, but, will also begin row 10 with the #20.  (I need moments of less concentration, I think.  Shall see if doing two different row patterns confuses me.)
Have a great day.  This one has started wonderfully!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Finished Sandwich

One quilt finished!  This is the quilt that Kathy (my quilting cousin) and I made for our Aunt.  Our mothers were sisters.  My mother was sister #1, Kathy's mother was sister #4.  The sister  remaining is Aunt Mary Ann, the youngest, sister #5.  We decided a few weeks ago to make her a lap size quilt for Mother's Day.  This is the fastest that I have ever completed a quilt. 
Kathy designed the quilt with using a Churn Dash blockWe decided on material that reminded us of our Aunt.  We divided the material and each made half of the churn dash blocks.  (This part we worked separately.)  We then gathered to cut the joining squares and sewed them together in rows with the blocks.  Then Kathy put on the two borders.

Together we made it a sandwich.  Then I quilted in the ditch around the churn block squares.  Kathy then made the wreaths in the empty squares.  We both hand sewed the binding.  I then put the hearts in the four corners and cleaned up the loose threads.

This quilt has traveled between two cousins while being made.  It is now on its way to our Aunt in Georgia.  XXOOXX  Aunt Mary Ann!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Row 9: snip, snip, snip

Row 9 at the end.  It doesn't work!?
What did I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only 9 repeats from the end, sigh.  Mutter, mutter, mutter.

Snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip, snip
Mutter, mutter, mutter
Now to fix it and onward, sigh.