#20 Motif Challenge
This hankie does not truly reflect my preferences for colour or design and yet I have fallen in love with it!
The edging worked out beautifully and fits perfectly in length. Sewing it on was effortless. I could not be more pleased with the result. Thank you, Michelle. I hope I have done your aunt proud!
Gina challenged me yesterday with a DMC vintage pattern. She asked if clunies could be tatted where there were supposed to be Josephine Knots. Gina, this is a terrific idea. Thanks.
I was late getting started with my day because I just HAD to begin this little project and I HAD to send Gina an image of the small swatch I managed to tat. Also, I was dying to try a few of the beads that came in the package that umintsuru sent to me!
The Package That Was A Complete Surprise!
Jane would say"gob-smacked." Well, I certainly was when I opened the mail with all the pretty stamps that I have saved for my grandson.
The note was thoughtful and eloquent, and I am going to enjoy the beads, the tatted bag and especially this wonderful motif tatted by umintsuru. It is from Angeline's book and was sent for me to enjoy, as "Let's Tat" continues on her world-wide adventure
This was such an unexpected and generous gesture. Thank you, umintsuru!
The next challenge is a daunting one that sounds so absolutely simple. In the 7th hankie (I have tatted SIX edgings!) I am determined to pay close attention to the size of the picots. The picots in the hankie are neither consistent in size nor tension. This is a weakness that I want to improve in the next project.
I do have a picot gauge, because in the early days I thought that it would be useful. However, I cannot tat with those little wooden pieces! Just cannot do it. So, practice I must.
In yesterday's post I featured the threads I was considering, and the pattern is this one:
I find Eléanore to be such a nostalgic and evocative pattern.