Tuesday, July 17, 2012

'Ello there!

Hi everyone!  Stopping in to say hi on this steamy hot July day. It's currently a balmy 100 degrees in my new neck of the woods.  I recently moved to a new place.  My new apartment is very large and bright, my neighbors are friendly, and it felt like home the minute I saw it.  I think part of the reason I was having so many issues with depression was that I HATED my old place.  Honestly, I can't think of one good thing to say about that place at the moment so I won't say anything at all. 

Now that I'm here, that old crafting spark is burning bright.  For now, I just have one picture to show.  This is Deckchen 478/24 from Burda magazine from 1979, issue E 478.  I whipped this one up using the worst ball(breakage and knots!) of DMC black size 80 ever made and Tatskool's 'Rainbow Bright'.   It's made by tatting the large wave of rings section and chain rounds first, then the center motif.  To join them, a round of chains is tatted on the wave of rings joining the center as you go.  Too bad I didn't catch the HUGE mistake on the rings.  I was supposed to make the two rings closest to the bottom of the waves as 6-6-6-6-6, but did 6-6-6-6 instead.  Never noticed until I started joining.  $#^&*%$!!!!!1!!  Since there was no way I was going to let all that work go to waste, I tried to wing it.  Don't believe I did a very good job.  Once I am over my disgust, I may try to cut out the joining round and redo it with a tweak to the stitch count.  The current count distorts the ring shapes somewhat.  Anyhow, here it is!  Talk to you all again soon!

Edited to add:  it measures 9-3/4 inches across, approximately 25 cm for the rest of the world that uses the metric system!  :)

And if there are any cross stitchers reading this, the doily is displayed on Lakeside Linens 32 count Woodsmoke.  It's for a nice big stitchy project I have planned for later this summer.