#24 Motif Challenge
I was going to wise-crack about "Debby Does Doilies," and how it's all about her Tats and Chains, but I thought better of it as that is probably in very bad taste. (My son taught me this trick years ago; it used to enrage me when he employed this mother/defying technique.)
Kelly was right (see yesterdays comments). She said that this looked like The Amusement Doily by Celtess. It is. I don't remember downloading it, but I have wanted to do it for a while. I had some thread left over that Heather's generously sent it to me a while back. I thought it would be perfect for what I had in mind. However, I ran out of thread and my improvisation was not terrible pleasing, though I do like the beads I chose for this.
The experience was positive as I learned a few things:
I am not a doily kind of tatter. The round shapes with the concentric circle designs do not please me as I prefer the more Celtic or Gothic designs.
I'm also not much on the dainty look, prefering a design that is heftier in appearance.
I am not happy with the larger piece. This one, in #20 threa is about 51/2 inches across.
I get bored with the repeats. I knew this when I tatted the unending baby bonnet for Mini-Boss-Maeve.
So, All those books about doilies and the innumerable patterns I have saved I probably will not use EXCEPT as terrific references and for stimulating creativity. I do love to look at the doily designs, just not to tat them.