Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Craving Clunies

#19  Motif Challenge, 

Ah , yes.  I needed a break from the border. To the rescue: Elisa!

That pretty purple solid thread is a sample I received from RandaGray.  

She generously sent me four colours of Flora, #20, which I was eager to try.  It is a lovely thread, with a silky feel, but I find it a bit soft.  I prefer a harder twist.  However, the saturated colours are very pretty.  Thank you, Randa Gray!

It is coming along, but really, I do not know how other tatters manage to get these hankies tatted so fast!  They seem to take me a long time. 

I get bored.  To alleviate that condition last night, I also tatted a little Minitats motif by Patti Duff:

Now, I WILL finish the hankie before I tackle the next project!


  1. You are a better person than me if you can do more than one project at a time!! Everything looks great!!

  2. Nice cluny heart and motif! And I still think that hanky is just beautiful!!! :)

  3. I admire the way you have perserved with clunies and now are really expert at them. Just visited Elisa's blog which I have never seen before, wow, love the colours she uses and so many clunies.

  4. Your edging is in the home stretch! You're almost at the end.

    But I totally understand where you are coming from with that long, exhausting haul around a simple square.

    I have never completed a handkerchief edging in all my 31 years of tatting. (The tatting yes, the attaching, no. And never managed the "attach as you go" method.)

    So you are already a SUPERSTAR in my tatting corner, Fox!

  5. Your Clunies are looking great! Your hanky will be done before you know it. Just think of The Little Engine That Could... I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

  6. Your clunies are looking so good, Fox! I like the little tat, too.

  7. You are almost there and that hanky is going to be fantastic. It has been a long time since I've done any cluny tatting, but I love visiting Elisa's website.

    I, too, need breaks from lengthy projects. During my most prolific tatting periods I usually have a number of UFOs. I find that having several projects going at once means there is something to fit just about every mood. ;)

  8. I love you new blog banner. I feel for you with the edging but think how beautiful this hanky is going to be.

  9. Hi Fox,

    I love your new banner, brilliant, and your lovely motifs are beautiful.
    You have been sent some lovely thread look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  10. You're very welcome :) I'm glad you like the colors, & alot of people feel that way about Flora... But I don't normally make things that need to be stiff & stand up on their own so it works for me! Never know until you try though do you?? =-D