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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Doily finally finished

I finally finished the Jan Stawasz doily XII.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.  Not a single mistake.

 This is just one motif of the doily.  There are like 8 or 9 of these motifs tatted together to make a much larger doily.  But I know my limits.  There is no way I would have the patience to finish the entire doily.  Maybe at some future time when the kids are grown and the housework gets done by itself, I will have time to complete an entire Stawasz doily.  But for now, I am more than happy with this scaled down version. It measures about 7 inches across in size 20 Lizbeth white. Paradoxically, I tend to make fewer mistakes on a more complicated pattern than on a very simple one.  The split ring American flag pictured here was very repetitious and simple and I made several mistakes.  I think I just lose my concentration.  I certainly didn't lose my concentration on this doily.  Every picot had to be measured to perfection.  The pattern was not overly complicated, just a lot of little details to get right.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, it's stunning!

    If you ever figure out that housework that does itself, think you'll be a billionaire!

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  2. Your doily looks amazing! nice job!

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  3. Gorgeous!!! Very elegant!! :)

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  4. Terrific! Way to go!
    Fox : )

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  5. This is a gorgeous motif! I agree about making mistakes on easy repetitive patterns - I find I get a bit over-confident as I'm tatting along.

    I, too, would like to know how to find time to tat AND get the housework done. Guess what suffers when I'm in the mood to tat? Ha!

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  6. Beautiful! The choice of the red background really makes it pop! :)

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  7. Love it! I meed to get one of Jan's books. The finished projects I've seen are always so lovely.

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