Thursday, April 26, 2012

nuntium septuagesimum primum (71st post) anti-scratch mat

I read in a blog which I don't remember that doilies have a bad rap and that we should call them "anti-scratch mats" instead.  My husband has been chortling about this and calling it an ASM (pronounced as a word).   This little guy is in Lizbeth  size 20.  It's the same color as my TIAS goat but I can't remember the name.   The whole ASM is about 5 inches across.
motif #21
It's from Teiko Fujito's book and it was really fun to make although if you don't pay attention, it's easy to make the mistake I did.  (I'm not telling!)

Latin for today:  mens sana in corpore sano = A sound mind in a sound body.  (It's not my own thought but I like it.  And since I'm almost done with a small bout of pneumonia, I should be able to ride my bike soon!)


  1. pretty!! Do you know, I have that book, but haven't used it yet.
    I like your "ASM", though!

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  3. Beautiful motif! I have yet to tackle this one and I love the shape.
    Fox : )

  4. Glad you are feeling better.
    pretty ASM and I am partial to purple.

  5. I am glad you are feeling better! The purple whatever-you-want-to-call-it is pretty indeed.

  6. I am glad you are getting better, there are a lot of bugs about at the moment.

    Beautiful doily, sorry it will always be a doily to me, I am too old to change names to something fancy, which means nothing. It's a doily. It a beautiful colour.


  7. Beautiful doily! Love the color. Wikipedia says 'doily' is an ornamental mat...sounds good to me.

  8. Looks sooo beautiful!! Great job!

  9. Very nice design - one book I've thought of getting for a while. And the colour looks to me like Violet/Pink Dk (635), do you think? I've just been working with that colour and it looks the same, on the monitor anyway.

  10. Beautiful tatting - lovely color. I can see the design has a bit of challenge!

    Really? ASM? I like doily - the word reminds me of vintage and you know, we never have enough of them!!!

  11. Well, as I can see I wasn't the only one sick lately ;)...(but I'm happy, too that you are done over it and dreaming for riding your bike ). Quite a wish....
    This purple doily is so delicate...I love the color, I love the pattern and I love that it's so.. miniature.
    Maximum gaudium!( hopefully that's correct , but you get the sense of it;) )

  12. ASM, that gave me a laugh.

    It's beautiful.


gratias maximas- it's wonderful to hear what you have to say!