Miss Meave's mat has one row to go:
It looks better than I thought it would, as the thread doesn't pool as badly as I had anticipated.
Now, the unexpected!
This is the same thread I used for this First Prize Fair Winner a few years ago. I'm not keen on the colours ands I will add beads as I did on the first one.
Colours are very limited in the thread shop, however, there is a reason for this daft venture.
A good friend came for dinner last week and I had used the piece to cover my balcony table where we had dinner.
She was truly taken with it; colour, thread, beads, and design. Many lovely words were expressed as she fondled the piece and she actually said, "I LOVE this!"
It was so gratifying to see someone so enthralled with my work that I decided I would surprise her; I am going to tat one much the same as mine for her, with Renulek's new pattern.
You see, just because I downsized my tatting library, I have absolutely no interest in abandoning my shuttles!