Tornados and thunderstorms with 70 mph winds blew through my area this afternoon. One minute it was a nice HOT Sunday afternoon, the next black skies, lightning bolts, and tornado sirens screaming. While cowering in the basement, I tatted up the little petal doily that has been making the blog rounds lately. Mine is done with DMC Perle cotton 5. Why I chose to use something that big to tat with is beyond me. I had to use a lot of tension to make the stitches look even. Now my hands feel a little achy. Nothing an Aleve can't take care of.
I'm going to tat this one again in something finer. As you can see, I had a bit of a problem with the chains that make the petals.
I've been meaning to post a picture of the finished 'Eleonora'. So here it is:
Not too shabby! I'm going to order Iris' book "Tatting Together Square Motifs". I've seen some of the motifs done by other tatters, and I think there's something in there that would be perfect for a dresser scarf I'd like to make.