Monday, May 26, 2008

Start of A Doily

As I mentioned in an earlier post I am involved in a Pretty Doily Tat-A-Long initiated by Melissa of HoneyBeesBliss and myself over at eTatters. Melissa has been great about starting, but I got caught up in a few other projects here and there. So today, being a holiday here in the good ol' US of A (Happy Memorial Day, everyone) I had time to get started on it.

This is just the center and when it's done it will look something like this. Isn't that pretty? That's a slight variation of the pattern we are doing which you can find here. The thread I am using is DMC Cordonnet Special size 60 in white. I really like the sturdiness and smoothness of the thread. I find I have an easy time closing the rings despite it's smaller size. By the way, it's an open invitation so anyone is welcome to join in the tat-a-long and eTatters is free to join.

This will be counted as one of my motifs for the 25MotifChallenge once the entire doily is tatted.

Melissa is tatting this as her first doily...I am tatting this as a distraction to keep me occupied until this little beauty arrives from Melissa. I can hardly stand the anticipation! I'm so excited!!! Good thing there is this doily to tat to help me from exploding from the exciting anticipation. Oh, did I mention I was excited? I wasn't quite sure if I made that clear...LOL!

Thank you for visiting. Feel free to leave a comment and know that all of your comments are read and appreciated. I love blogging and it's because of all the reader comments that make it so much fun, thank you, readers and your comments!! That means YOU!!!

Peace out,

TattingChic


44 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Melissa said...

WooHoo! You finally got to start yours!! LOL I started round 3 make sure you note the correction I mentioned at eTatters, it's minor but I was a dunce and missed it and ended up cutting out what I'd done to start over when I realized it on the second repeat...not that big a deal but now I have 2 repeats done correctly and I could have had 4 done by now! LOL
Well I better make sure that block gets out in tomorrows mail!!!!!!!! LOL

TattingChic said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for the 'note of caution' on that 3rd round, good to know. I will check that out on the eTatters forum. WooHoo! My CQ square is getting out in the mail tomorrow...I wonder if you get your tatting from me tomorrow. Wouldn't that be funny?

Melissa said...

Oh that would be awesome if it came tomorrow! I'll be away tomorrow, Hubby is getting an MRI for his hip stuff so I'll be tatting that 3rd round while waiting.

TattingChic said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear your hubby is having some health issues. Tatting is a good thing to have around while waiting for doctor stuff that's for sure. I hope everything turns out ok.

Clyde said...

I think you will have fun tatting the doily you have chosen and I can completely understand why you are so excited about you package from Melissa.

TattingChic said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit, Clyde. It's nice to be understood, is it not?

Wendy said...

Thank you so much. I haven't had a chance to start on the pond. Just got it Sunday. But I will let you know as soon as I do. I am just finishing a peacock RR and I started something else so I should blog them soon. I just love your tatting work. So beautiful!
Wendy

TattingChic said...

Hi Wendy, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Melissa talks about you all the time in emails..."Wendy this..and Wendy that..."....LOL it's all good, don't worry :)

periwinkle vintage said...

Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog! My two chefs were my daughter and her friend, ages 14 and 13. Quite entertaining children!
Cheryl

TattingChic said...

Hi Cheryl, Thank You for the visit.You're lucky to have such marvelous chefs in the family and what presentation, too!

Sandra Evertson said...

Amazing delicate creations!
Sandra Evertson

TattingChic said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today, Sandra Evertson. I do hope you come back to see more tatting in the future.

Tattycat said...

Wow! That is going to be beautiful! And that CQ block is amazing! I am sure you are excited. I would be.

OmonSan said...

It looks soo neat! I looking forward to see it when you done!

TattingChic said...

Hi TattyCat!! I'm so glad you came by and thank you. Isn't that CQ block the prettiest thing? I will post it as soon as I get it. I think Melissa is going to mail it today if she can.

Thanks for coming to visit, Omon! I'm glad you like the doily. I've finished the third round already and I'm posting the progress on eTatters today. I promise I will post the doily here as soon as I am finished. Thank you for your comment. :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love the start to this doily! I'm not up to this challenge, but I'm sure I'll try another one. Right now I'm looking very carefully at Black Magic... I know I've messed it up before, but I'm sure there's hope for me!

TattingChic said...

What??? The GROOVY TATTING MACHINE is not up to the challenge, I DON'T believe it!!!!....ROFLOL...just kidding. You must be worn out from tatting all those bookmarks. You must have them in your dreams. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, Diane. :)

Dantatter aka Susanne said...

Oh I see now that I should be very embarrassed,;-), because I have not started tatting an edging yet, lol.
A very nice start on the doily, I will look forward to see what you will come up with next.

Dantatter aka Susanne said...

I have seen the new picture at Etatters, YAHOO, LOL.
It is very well done.

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Suzanne, for your nice comments and being so much fun to tease...hee hee.

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and introducing yourself! I don't know anyone else who does tatting - it's really a pretty art!

Denise

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Denise, I hope you come again to look at some tatting and if it interests you take a look at some of the other tatting blogs I have linked on my sidebar. I enjoyed my visit to your blog it was nice and I glad you came by.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

So very pretty!
Your work is lovely, as always!
Becky

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Becky. I appreciate your nice comments, as always :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Diana Evans said...

oh my goodness...your work is amazing...so thrilled you popped by so I could check out your blog...I especially love your ice cream cones...what fun!

I wonder if there is a cupcake with a cherry on top somewhere down the line...

have a wonderful night and thanks for popping by to say hello...

Cheers,
Diana

TattingChic said...

Diana, the wonderul artist of angels, thank you for stopping by for a visit. I'm glad you like the ice cream cones...and what a fabulous idea for a cupcake!!! They're so IN why didn't I think of that sooner. Well I'll have to see what can be done about that....LOL Thanks for the idea!

Ais said...

OYE!! Slow down will ya!! *Just Kidding* The last I came here I saw the Ice cream cone and went off to do that and when I come back... I am so left behind! The cone still needs the 'cone' and I came back to check how to do it and I find myself completely in love with that doily!! I want to do it too but then I don't think I am ready for big projects yet... or am I...hmm.... what to do...?

I absolutely loved your cushion and the bookmark and... whatever else that I am forgetting! :)

Carol said...

Hi! I popped over to thank you for the very enjoyable comment you have left on my blog today! You are always welcome!
Happy tatting!
Best wishes from Germany sends
Carola

TattingChic said...

Ais, you are so cute. Hey, if you can do an ice cream cone you can do a doily. How do you know if you're ready for a doily? I say if you're dying to do it, then do it, but yeah, finish the cone on the ice cream cone, first, other wise you'll end up with a box of UFO's like I have...LOL
(UFO's = UnFinished Objects)

Carol, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I enjoyed your garden very much.

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

I love tatting, too! I don't know how anyone has the patience to create it. That just makes it more of a treasure to me! Thanks for stopping my blog and keep in touch, Martha, Vintage Trifles

Trish said...

thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :) you make some beautiful things, I wouldn't have a clue where to start with tatting :)

TattingChic said...

Martha, thank you for stopping by you make the most delicious things with little snippits o'tatting! I appreciate your comment. Yes, keep in touch.

Thank you for visiting and for your comment, Trish.

Sharon said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am impressed that you can make a doily! I am stitch challenged! I don't knit, croche or sew! I do have a sewing machine and am going to start doing it again this summer. Good luck!

Hugs, sharon

Farm Chick Paula said...

rpsfvymOh, what gorgeous work! I'm speechless... I came over to say hi and to thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my blog, and I see this... Ugh, you are one talented lady. I've seen tatting done, but have never tried myself. Would you come teach me? I'll feed you good! LOL
Enjoyed my visit here so much... I'll be back!

TattingChic said...

Awww, thanks Sharon. Well, I am glad you stopped by my blog as well. I look forward to seeing what sort of sewing creations you put on your blog. What a fun thing to do this summer. Let me know how it goes.

Well, Farm Chick Paula, I would LOVE to go to Tennessee and teach you to tat and eat some delicious, healthy home grown farm food. That would be fun. I hear it's beautiful out there in Tenessee. Do come back for a visit. I'd love to have ya, your comments are always welcome here.

Beth Leintz said...

I want to be a tatter too! Do you have any recommendations for a good book or website to learn from?

TattingChic said...

Hello Beth Leintz, welcome to my blog and thank you for your comment. So, you want to be a tatter...always a wonderful desire that I would encourage anyway I can. A good book... "Fancy Pants" silly name, but has good photos for beginners...a trusted website to order it from is handyhandstatting.com I have ordered from her she is dependable and heard of her word of mouth from other tatters. A good website. I'll tell you of 2 one is called "Sharon's Tatting" and there is a link to it under my "Tatting Links" on the right. She has videos and stuff. Another is a forum type website that I love called "eTatters" and there's a badge on the right almost at the top just click on it and you can join for free and ask question...lurk around at other tatters pictures and pages and comment or stay anonymous. I highly recommend all of those and I also recommend learning on DMC cebelia size 10 crochet thread to learn with...it's easier to handle and see what you're doing. Get your favorite color, try to avoid white at first as it soils easy while you're learning your hands sweat and get the thread dirty. I think that's enough to get you started. Come back and let me know how you're doing or say high on eTatters. Feel free to check out any or all the links on my sidebar on tatting...that's what they're there for...wow that was a novel...maybe even a whole post, but there you have it, good luck!

Lace Threads said...

Your pictures are amazing - I adore lace to look at, but have never tried it but I crochet. (But not very ambitious projects.) Would I be able to try tatting, do you think? I'd love to produce some of the things you are doing. It must be so relaxing.
I'm so glad you stopped by and led me here! And thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

Lace Threads said...

ps. I love your blog so much, I've added you to my fave blogs so I'll definitely stop by again...and again.... I do hope that's okay with you.

TattingChic said...

Dear Lace Thread, Do I think you could try tatting...OF COURSE!!!
Is it okay that you added my blog to one of your faves and you come again and again...OF COURSE!!! Please do. I would love it and I'm so glad you came to visit. If you seriously would like to learn tatting let me know. Also there is a comment right above your 2 comments that tells some recommendations for a newbie. If you are interested, please read that as it would definately apply to you, too. I'm so glad you came by, did I already say that? I meant it if I did.

Artsy Threads said...

That doily is beautiful! I would love to try something like that someday. Your work is so inspiring - thanks :)

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Artsy Threads, I hope you do try something like that. You can check everyone's progress over at eTatters if you'd like. I promise to post a pic of it when I'm finished. I'm done with round 3already.

Lace Threads said...

Hi there - thanks for your reply. I've checked out your answer to the comment above my first comment, which I hadn't seen, and will look into getting hold of the book you mention. I do find your stuff so inspirational and definitely want to try this.
Thanks again for replying.

TattingChic said...

Sure, Lace Threads, let me know if I can answer any other questions. If you join eTatters it's free...look me up I have the same user ID name there as my blog name. I would love to "see" you tatting!