Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm Procrastinating Again (AKA What Else Is New?)

I seem to be going through a period of procrastination. Of course, some may say I never leave this period, but I digress. I haven't touched my final motif, again. I also haven't scanned or photographed the things I got from Gina. I think this is similar to what I do when a favourite TV show comes to an end (or has ended for shows that were before my time). I almost never watch the final show. I've seen nearly every episode of M*A*S*H multiple times, but not the finale. This way, the show never ends for me. I guess, if I don't work on Motif # 25, the challenge won't come to an end either.

However, I have been tatting. I started a doily. Yes, you heard me right. Instead of finishing the challenge, I started a (fairly) large project. Here is an (early) progress pic:

This is "Lucky Clover" from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. The thread is one I got from Gale at Tat's All. It is called Accent , I'm using colour #148, Mediterranean Blue. It is a 2 ply rayon thread that is about the same size as a size 50 thread. It is absolutely awesome to tat with. This is the first major project that I am using this thread for. Nearly every time I order from Gale, I buy a couple bobbins of this thread. Currently, Gale is selling the thread by the bobbin, but she has started selling a variegated version of Accent by the spool, so she may be selling the solids by the spool now. I will have to ask as I really like this thread. Well, so far anyway.

That's all I have right now. Hopefully, and I mean hopefully, I will get back to the final motif soon. Here is another pic of the doily. I couldn't decide which one looked better.


  1. What a beautiful shade of blue! I'll have to look this doily up. It looks like something I'd enjoy making!

  2. LOL! I knew that Diane would love that blue! I have that book the doily is in, too! Glad to see you are tatting and posting again.

  3. Great choise of a doily. I'll follow the creation of this carefully because it is one of those I really like but do not have the heart to tat because of those long chains in the center. I am not good at long chains - and not doing great with very large rings either.
    Good luck with it, Jeff.

  4. Thanks ladies. I knew Diane would love the blue as well! The scans don't show the real shade of the thread. It is much nicer in person. I think you will enjoy making it as well Diane.

    I'm still tatting, TattingChic. I just can't focus on my final motif.

    I'm not fond of really long chains either Dantatter. Which is funny, 'cause I like Celtic knot tatting. I'll try to update regularly. I have almost finished the centre.

  5. I love how many tatters use different types of threads - lately, Sherry has used Picasso thread for her cotton HDTs. I have ordered a big shipment of five different types of thread and sizes. Can't wait for it to arrive among other things I've ordered.

  6. I know what you mean Zarina. All the threads we tatters have at our disposal is amazing.