Monday, June 2, 2008

Completion of a Doily...

Here's a sneak peak at the completed doily.

I have a little treat further down for your

doily-viewing pleasure.



So, I made a litte slideshow about the doily progress.
Hope you all enjoy it.









I hope you've enjoyed the slideshow.

I would like to add that
this makes
Motif #5 A Doily

On a final note I'd like to say that I really enjoyed doing the Doily Tat-A-Long over at eTatters with Melissa and all the others. The tat-a-long is still going on and anyone is still welcome to join. Some have finished and others are on rounds 3 and 4 while, still, others have yet to begin or have just started. Come on in and join the fun if, you would like. The link for the doily pattern is found here and you can post your progress at the tat-a-long forum link mentioned at the first of this paragraph. The doily I completed is called a "Variation on the Rose Roger's Doily" and you can find the original pattern here.

Comments are always welcome and I enjoy reading each and every one of them.

59 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Melissa Lewis said...

My, you got skills girl. That is so pretty!

TattingChic said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, Melissa Lewis.
I'm glad you like the doily. Come again!

verito90909 said...

It's a real beauty. You think anyone would notice if I steal one of your pictures and say it's my doily? They are both white. LOL. You have a pretty doily as a reward and, because you enjoyed, the pleasure of having shared this project with people from different corners of the world. Now sit and wait for us, the slowest, LOL.

Dantatter aka Susanne said...

What else can I say than you did a great job with this too. :-)

TattingChic said...

LOL...well, I don't know if anyone would notice, Vero. What do you think. You will get yours done soon enough and then you will look BaCk and say..."I tattED that" that...see, a past tense conjugated verb is a very beautiful thing when it is about tatting, don't you agree?

Hello, Susanne, thank you so much. I don't have near as many doilies tatted as you do, but I've gotten 1 closer! LOL...No need to worry; I will never surpass you nor is that my intention. Thanks for the visit.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your doily is beautiful, and your slide show is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Still not done with Stella Alpina...

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Diane. You comment is so sweet, as always. I hope to see the completion of your beautiful doily posted on your blog soon, too.

singtatter said...

Beautiful! Personally, I always find tatting doily a big project.

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Singtatter. I find them to be a big project, also. That is probably why I haven't done one in years, but with the tat-along forum at eTatters it made it kinda fun in a way. Everyone is posting their progress so it gave me encouragement to get it done.

Clyde said...

Congratulations on completing your doily. Isn't nice to be able to sit back and say I made that and then have people tell you what a nice job you did. Well you did a wonderful job, one that you should be proud of.

Tracy said...

So very beautiful...like a big snowflake. And loved the slideshow! Your work is inspiring! Happy Day ((HUGS))

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Thank you so much for stopping by. I am flattered my your comments, especially, after seeing your beautiful work. I am learning to embroider and I collect old lace. I am in awe of the work that goes into it. I am so glad it is being carried on my talented women as yourself. I will be back soon,

KAREN EILEEN

Sharon said...

Very pretty!

TattingChic said...

Clyde, thank you so very much. Your kind words are so thoughtful and nice. I am looking forward to seeing your heirloom doily finished.

((HUGS)) right back at you, Tracy! Thanks for stopping by all the way from Norway! LOL! You nailed it..."like a big snowflake" THAT is why I adore tatting because of the delicate and dainty look of the lace. (Hence, the little snowflakes on the background of the blog)

Karen Eileen, that is a very pretty name. Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you did and left a comment. No need to be flattered...I was being honest.

Thank you, Sharon. Thanks for visiting again.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Just beautiful! I am a doily freak, lol! I put them under everything. I just love how they soften things up a bit! Your is truly stunning!

Hugs,
Amy

TattingChic said...

Amy, darling, the phrase is "doily-lover" NOT "doily-freak" as I have been severely chastened by other...ahem..."doily-lovers" out there in blogger land for acknowledging my freakish love for doilies as anything other than "doily-LOVE"...LOL Thank you so much for visiting. Please come again.

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

This is truly an art!! what patienc you must have and great eyes!!!
I love to look at all of the dainty work that you put into these!
How did you learn?? Was it passed down from a Family member??
I would love to know the story!!

TattingChic said...

Dear Vintage Girl at Heart, thank you for you comment. As for your inquiry I have the answer all wrapped up in a post dated May 11, 2008. I learned from my dear mother and that post has the whole story of my learning to tat from her. I did it as a Mother's Day tribute to her. I'm honored that you would want to know. You can either look it up on that date on my blog or cut and paste the following link into your browser window. Thanks for asking!

http://tattingchic.blogspot.com/2008/05/tribute-to-my-mother-through-tatting.html

Daisys Little Cottage said...

wOw! That is beautiful and soooo intricate. What intense work. Wonderful.
smiles,
DarLy*~

TattingChic said...

Thank your for your nice comment, Darly. I'm glad you stopped by today. I always enjoy your cottage blog.

JenW!~ said...

Very pretty, a lot of hard work went to that for sure. I was never into tatting but I like watching others do it.

TattingChic said...

Thanks for visiting, JenW. You are welcome to come on over and "watch" some tatting being done any time you like. Your dolls are cute.

Nermal and Kitty said...

You are such a fiber artist!The doily is so, so beautiful! I am very impressed. I should have tried harder when my grandmother attempted to teach me to tat! Nerm

Linda said...

Oh wow I love that doily or any of the doilys you have made wow. I just learnt something new too visiting your blog and that is that you call the art of making the doily tatting, over here in Australia it is called crochet I think thats right but then again I could be wrong (I prefer to work with hot glue guns and power tools so I don't know much about that sort of thing). Your work is beautiful.
Cheers Linda

TattingChic said...

Hi Nerm, thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Tatting is kinda hard to learn, once you get past that first learning phase it's smooth sailing, I think.

Hi Linda, I'm so glad that you visited and thought enough of my blog to leave a comment. Interestingly enough though, there is not a specific art dedicated solely to "Doily making" as you call it. Crochet, tatting, and even knitted lace are all very different fiber arts and each one of them can make doily. I do the art of "tatting" which is "making lace" sometimes that involves making a doily or two, usually it involves edgings, motifs, snowflakes, and other such things. There is not one specific art called "doily making" as you say. Thanks for visiting and I like working with hot glue guns (have 2) and power tools, too (a Makita drill is one of my next major purchases on the list). Hope to see ya again, Cheers!

Colleen said...

Wow, I love your tatting work. My mom tried to learn to do it, but never quite succeeded. By the way thanks for hoping over to my blog. Feel free to stop by and visit when ever you wish.

Tattycat said...

Hi TattingChic. The doily is coming along beautifully! I wish I had time right now, but maybe later. Please email me at lblanton2750 at charter.net (replacing the at with @ of course.)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a fun way to record your progress! Beautiful!
Becky

TattingChic said...

Hi Colleen, thanks for the visit and I just might hop on over again.

Hi TattyCat. Thanks for the compliment on the tatting. Emailed you, as you well know by now.

Thanks for popping in, Becky. I'm glad you liked the little 'show'.

Kathy said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for the slideshow too. My shuttle is full and to practice I tied another color to the shuttle thread so I can see the flip better. I am still waiting for the flip.:)) I was watching some demos on youtube and also another site. The one demo looked like she was needle tatting with a shuttle vs the over under method.

TattingChic said...

Kathy, thanks for your comment. I'm glad you liked the slideshow. I wonder if this will help you...the thread will always flip around the thread that is most taut or tight. So, if you've just wrapped the shuttle thread around your thread that is wrapped around your fingers (let's call that the finger thread just for fun)...loosen the thread on your fingers and pull the shuttle thread taut...you will see the thread switch places from being wrapped around the finger thread to being wrapped around the shuttle thread. You want the loop to be wrapped around the shuttle thread...now, crawl your fingers up the shuttle thread to keep it taut and put that half of the double stitch under your pinch on the left hand...I hope that makes sense and helps you. It's all about the tension of the threads with shuttle tatting.

Tracie said...

What a work of art!
~Tracie

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Tracie.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!
You are very talented..... I love to collect vintage linens and think the ones that have tatting on the edges are so beautiful.
:)

TattingChic said...

Hi ~Becca~bluebird rose, thank you for your very nice comment. I think we are kindred spirits when it comes to those vintage linens with the tatted edgings!

Linda said...

What a beautiful work of art! My granma tatted but sadly I never learned. I've always wanted to, but have not found anyone in my area that tats. Thank you for the visit and I'll be back. Hugs, Linda

TattingChic said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you do find someone nearby to teach you, if not, there are plenty of online resources available. Free video's on You-Tube and lots of free tutorials on websites. Let me know if I can ever help you with anything. Do come again...I enjoyed my visit to your blog, also.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Nice work, Tattingchic! I did that doily, but it didn't come out even half as nice as yours. All those long chains, what a nightmare. Looks like I'll have to try it again! :)

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Steph. Ya know the chains were a bit tricky to keep looking delicately arched and smooth looking. I definately learned how to do that while tatting this doily. It was a good tatting exercise for me.

Bella Sinclair said...

Holy Moly! Your blog is my first introduction to tatting, and I must say I am completely stunned and amazed. Your doilies are incredibly beautiful! Clearly, a lot of time, care, skill, and love went into these. I am humbled and in awe!!!

ps. thank you for visiting my blog.

verito90909 said...

I've found it!! I'm in TattingChic's blog. Thank you for your visit to my blog, you're very nice.

TattingChic said...

Bella Sinclair, thank you for your very nice comment. It's always nice when someone appreciates the work that goes into tatting.

Hi Verito. You silly, you are mocking me visiting your blog because you've been here before. Ah, well, the only recourse is to tell everyone that you have a blog too and they can all visit and a link is on the right sidebar of my page.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

oooh and awww! I love seeing your tatting! Keep it up!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Lady Shuttle Maker for your oooh and awww...it makes my day...LOL :)

Jen r. said...

This is absolutley stunning and such a lost art!I'll be back to see more! Jen R

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for the tatting help, I am now able to get the flip for the most part. A few slip by and I need to redo. I found another site with good how to pictures. It looks like there are several ways to wrap hand and hold shuttle thread.

TattingChic said...

Hi Jen R, thanks for stopping by and for your comment. I do hope you stop by again, too! There are so many tatting sites and blogs out there, you'd be surprised!

WOOOOO HOOOOO!!! Kathy's got the flip! That is a big deal. Good for you. I'm proud of ya. So, can we now say that you have flipped over tatting? hee hee...silly me.

Barb said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Wow, are you talented. My granddaughter Crochets and is working on her first real project.

Your pics are lovely.

have a blessed weekend,
Barb

TattingChic said...

Hi Barb, thank you for visiting. I wish your granddaughter best of luck with her first crochet project. I do some thread crochet, but tatted lace, as you can see, is my first love.

Karen said...

Hello TattingChic! You have won my Cottage Charm Giveaway (person #1 never responded after 7 days). Please contact me ASAP so I can happily give away my giveaway :).

Karen ~ ciderantiques@rogers.com

yarnplayer said...

Hats off to you, tattingchic! Not only have you finished an absolutely exquisite doily, but from the looks of many of these comments, you are helping to introduce many people to the joys of tatting. Way to go!!!

TattingChic said...

WOOOOO HOOOOO!! I WON I WON!!!
Email is on the way, Karen
THANK YOU!!!!!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Yarnplayer, I appreciate your comment. It's always nice to see that other's are learning from one's own efforts, isn't it? As I see you are doing from getting your beautifully creative tatted jewelry in the Belle Amoire magazine AGAIN!!! Good for YOU!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Beautiful work! And what a lovely blog.

Have a wonderful day~

Cathy

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh my, you do wonderful work! I am completely blown away!

Thanks for visiting me today! I will be back soon.

:-) Rosie

Carol Lawecki said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!

TattingChic said...

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups, thank you for your very nice comments. I'm glad you stopped by.
Do come again!

Hi Rosie of Rosie's Whimsy, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I hope you do revisit!

Carol Lewecki! My goodness, you have been missed! Thank you very much for your very nice compliment.

Shay said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!!

TattingChic said...

Gosh, SHay...THANKS!!!! :)