Saturday, April 30, 2011

S is for Stephanie and sample

 Lacy Susan was the vendor at the Atlanta IOLI Lace Day last month. Of course I couldn't miss an opportunity to purchase some stash. In addition to these books
I also picked up some threads and some shuttles. You know the saying 'you can never have too many shuttles'.

My first project from my new books was  this 'S' motif. (motif #20) The patterns is from Tatting A B C's &1 2 3's by Houstine Cooper and Handy Hands Inc. It was a birthday present for my friend Stephanie.

Now I am one to blog hop when I should be tatting, stitching, sleeping or perish the thought 'doing housework.' I saw that Jon and some friends were working on a doily and thought what's the harm, only 9 rows! This could be a quick project and good practice for using the spit chain 'she says, as she convinces herself to start something else'. Well I got the first three rows done only to realize that I was missing a picot on the chains of round 3. This quick start was now my sample (motif #21) and was turned into a small wreath (piece on left). With  my second start I made it to row four. Yeah! So far so good.



  1. Hi Gwen, I agree - you can never have too many shuttles, :) I like the way you frame the 'S'. Your friend will love it, I'm sure.

    I will be following this blog to see your progress on the doily. I am on Row 6 now.