Friday, November 1, 2013

Snipping Slip-Ups

I am very excited about finishing the Mystery Doily, which is well into Row 6 at the moment. It is going to take a little time, but this row is much simpler than Row 5. It is looking good!

There were certainly some very bad moments at the end of Row 5, because I pulled the same stunt - AGAIN -  I cut into the preceding row! 

Really - how many times do I have to do this? I am so fed up with not being able to figure out that last joining bit of every row. Thankfully, there is only one more to tat. 

In the meantime, it has been on my mind to try this pattern once again in order to get the proper placement of the beads, which I now fully understand. It only took me three motifs to figure it out. : ))

I changed the pattern in that I did double picots instead of singles.

Corina Meyfeldt's pattern:  

Thread: Lizbeth #40, Scottish Thistle from Ladytats.


  1. Pretty flower, I like the double picots. I do hate it when I make a mistake I've made before! It happens though.

  2. That's a good Idea with double picots, this is a beautiful motif!

  3. The beaded flower looks great with the double picots! (something I have yet to try)

  4. Hi Fox

    I am looking forward to seeing your cloth now you are in the last round.
    Lovely flower, and of course Scottish thistle is a beautiful colour way
    Love to Gian
    Have a nice weekend

  5. Oh my! What a difference the colors make. I didn't recognize the flower pattern. How funny, I was used to thinking of it only in white.

    Sorry about the snipping incident. If I had a nickle for every such accident, I would be a very rich tatter!

  6. Beautiful motif. Can't wait to see the finished Mystery Doily.

  7. Wow! This looks great with the double picots! Just love it!

  8. Well, at least you've gotten good at fixing a bad cut. And the end is in sight!
    Nice job on the beaded flower. I can see you would need to pay attention on the beads but the result is worth it.

  9. Oh how wonderful to be on the homeward stretch. What a bummer to have had to fix a boo-boo.
    The thread looks really nice with this flower. You have a very good color eye.

  10. Fox, Can you point me, pretty please, in the direction where I can get the Mystery Doily pattern? It is one I want to make, and so must add it to my (already way too long) "Wanna Tat" list. Thank you for any help you can send my way.

    1. My pleasure! Have fun!

      Check all of the InTatters talk about it - very helpful. And Jon had a bunch of info on tatsaway as well. : ))