Tuesday, 4 November 2014

38 Down, 18 To Go!

I am pleased to have finally got around to picking this up again.  It was a shame to have done all that work on it and then to leave it abandoned for so long…

If I'm honest, it's not my favourite design which probably explains why I didn't rush to complete it.  There are LOTS of chains and tiny rings which means that it has a tendency to "misbehave".  I've tried to press it as I went to keep it in shape but I can see it will be a nightmare to wash!

Also, if it was me, I would have made the butterfly motif with just two little rings at the top rather than three.  I know it's a stylised butterfly but it would have looked more "butterflyish" with either two small rings (for the tip of antennae) or one small ring with long picots (for a head with antennae).  Don't you think?

Still, I can finally see the end in sight of this really long-term project (I can't find the original post at the moment but I think I started this - I'm embarrassed to say! - two years ago?)  I now have 38 of the last round butterflies completed and 18 more to go.


Best wishes,
Frivole

21 comments:

  1. It looks so amazing that it's a pity it's not a pleasurable tat. Good for you for going back to it, I do hope you get to the end!

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  2. J'imagine très bien comme ça doit être assez fastidieux de le mettre en forme mais je le trouve magnifique ! Courage, la fin est proche! :-)

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  3. You can do it! You can do it! (Of course you can.). Those last 18 will fly by and you will have another stunning piece in your home. I agree about the three rings though, I wonder what the designer was thinking?

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  4. Piekna i jakie perfekcyjne slupki .

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  5. It looks so elegant and awesome!!! You have done a fabulous job!!! :)

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  6. Cheer up! It is so beautiful, you must finish it!

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    1. Thank you! I'm not that down about it, perhaps my post sounded too negative? I was just giving my feedback on the design really. :-)

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  7. It is the designer in you coming out, wanting 2 rings for the butterfly. I understand, it would be more like the original. I wonder if the 3rd ring isn't for stability?
    Regardless, you are doing a wonderful job. I love the color you've chosen and your work is beautiful - as always.

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  8. I really admire your persistence in continuing to come back to this piece. It may be tedious to tat, but you will be so proud when you are done!

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  9. I can't see the butterfly, but this is beautiful to look at it is very elegant. I do know the feeling when your heart is not into it is hard to finish anything.

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  10. It's a beautiful piece of tatting, I am looking forward to seeing it when you have finished it.
    Margaret

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  11. I kinda like the three rings! Can't wait to see the finished d....!

    What thread did you use? I've looked at past posts and can't finf the size.,

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    1. It's Lizbeth Mocha Light in size 20.

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  12. Doilies, and especially large ones, have a strange attraction to people. Also to people who dress plainly, who live with minimalistic furniture, and proclaim that lace is old fahioned. But, it is LACE, and that is magic,...
    I love this oily!!

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  13. You are nearly there! The home stretch can be the most frustrating, at least for me because that's when I am in a hurry to get it done!

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  14. Amazing work! I agree on the butterflies, 2 rings or the third one in the position for the head.

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  15. I love the tiny connected rings in the body of the doily. I know that must be a great big old pain but the effect is quite stunning.

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    1. Hi Grace, I agree with you, the tiny rings, though particularly time-consuming to make are an interesting feature of this doily.

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