Thursday, April 7, 2016

Just 5.5 repeats left!

I found myself with more time to tat today than usual, so I made good progress on the doily. I have just 5.5 repeats left. It's finished diameter is about 9.5 inches. I'm very close to the end of this ball of thread. I have another, but I didn't expect to need it. I really like this bright, sunshiny yellow. It is so cheerful.
I had actually planned to do this outer round in white, but I reloaded my shuttle and started the round without thinking. Now I'm glad I forgot the plan.

I don't expect to have much time, if any, to tat tomorrow, so it will be the weekend before I finally finish this round. I still have a center motif to tat. Once it's tatted, I'll decide whether or not to attach it. It looks rather lovely without it. I will post a picture of it with and without the center and you can tell me what you think.

If you remember, I originally started this project by tatting the center motif first using Finca size 16 perle cotton. I've got an idea for finishing it into a larger motif that keeps with the theme of the doily. If I don't use the DMC center on the doily (and I like the enlarged perle cotton motif), I may complete the DMC center the same way. Thinking and planning is half the fun.


Jane McLellan said...

Good thing you have that 'just in case' ball handy, it would be a shame to run out of thread now. Yes, I think it looks good in one colour.

Margarets designer cards said...

Looking lovely, I like the colour gives the pattern an antique look

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Ooh! The end is in sight! It is beautiful! I'm glad you stuck with the cheerful yellow. I think it's perfect!

Michelle said...

It looks great!

God's Kid said...

It's so very beautiful!!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

I love this, but don't understand what you mean about the center. don't get it but will follow along keep me posted :)