Sunday, August 17, 2014

nuntium centesimum duodesexagesimum - complete!

It's done, unpinned and in its new home- the Quatrain!

Sorry for all the pictures, I couldn't help it!

I smile each time I walk past it.

But now there's a weird bit of project let-down.  Seriously.  Or it could be my daughter going off to college.

Next I'd like to make a bag/reticule.  I've looked and don't see many patterns.  Do you have a favorite one?  I like the style of this one

I've done one of Jon Yusoff's patterns- Cintamani from her book Elegant Tatting Gems, three Vicki Clarke- my favorite heart ever (talk about a comfort tat) and started a mini-dragon from a tatter at "intatters" but I'm ready for another project.

Reticules, anyone?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

nuntium centesimum quinquagesimum septimum - 61,446 knots!

The Quatrain is finished! I pressed it and it looked good but I wasn't sure.  I thought I should pin it but couldn't figure out what to pin it on.

Thankfully, Fox to the rescue (again!)  She said she used the foam squares that kids played on.  I've got those!  And no one is using them now.

Lots of pins!

I'm excited to see what it looks like after 4 years.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

nuntium centesimum quinquagesimum sextum - almost!

The Quatrain is nearly finished.
Not pressed

Almost done, two more rows, I think
Since then I've done 11 more motifs but had to stop to paint the dining room.
Elder daughter repainted the radiator, isn't it gorgeous?

Now I wish I'd taken before shots!  It's Venetian Plaster and the little chit at Home Depot told me that NO one does this anymore.

Fine by me.  : )  Of course, I'm a Latin teacher so I'm not too bothered by what people don't do anymore.

Okay, no more blogging- back to tatting!