Thursday, 8 January 2015

My First Project of 2015...

has got to be to finish this doily!!!  Over two years in the making is just too long (started in April 2012 so I'm getting dangerously close to three years even!).  Come on, I need one last push to get it completed.  Send me some encouraging vibes please so I can finally finish it and move on to something else.  I'm already feeling excited about what the next large piece is going to be...


The bit of plastic on the ribbon is
my picot gauge.

So, has everyone made a good start to their tatting in 2015? - or other projects of course.

Best wishes,
Frivole

31 comments:

  1. You go, girl! Nearly, nearly there! : ))

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  2. It looks so beautiful!!! Can't wait to see it finished-it will be awesome!!! :)

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  3. Push, push, push!!! Does that help?

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  4. This is lovely, You can do this! Cross that finish line!

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  5. Auch ich gebe Ihnen einen großen Anstoß.
    Sie schaffen es doch noch in diesem Jahr.
    Auf, Auf, Auf!!!!

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  6. It's not so bad! One of my UnFinished Object (UFO) has nearly 12 years. I started doing it in summer 2003. So if you want, you shoud wait many years to beat the record ;-)
    This doily looks so pretty!

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    1. Maybe you should get yours out too then… we could have a race to the finish! :-)

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    2. You win;-) You finish this miracle doily! :-)
      My work did not found... It is... somewhere...

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  7. I feel the same sometimes, but you will love the sense of being FINISHED! And I'm sure it will be a great piece too.

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  8. Oh, definitely finish that doily. I can hardly wait to see it completed! I've got a 3- (or maybe 4-) year 'UFO' that needs finishing, too. If you finish yours, that will inspire me to finish mine, right?

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    1. Yes! So if I finish mine, you'll get yours done? I warn you, I don't have that much left… :-)

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  9. Oh my gosh, it looks beautiful! How can you NOT finish it?
    My 2015 tatting has not yet started, I'm afraid :(

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  10. Yes you can
    Yes you Will
    How else will you then
    provide us the Thrill ?!

    If only my lines were a nano point as exquisite as your doily ;-D

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    1. I'm even getting a poem to cheer me on! Thank you!!

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  11. Is this the butterflies? So beautiful, I keep looking back at your progress blog posts and I really, really want to see the finished article!

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  12. Thank you Jane, it's so encouraging to read your comments. I always get worried people will be bored with seeing long-term projects re-appearing. :-)

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  13. You can do it! I finished Joanne's doily over three years after starting it, and that was a small doily. Yes, you can do it!

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  14. I think you can, I think you can! It's truly so lovely although I'm surprised it's been that much time, it feels like just yesterday when you started.

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  15. Ben oui, tu le finiras! Pis en plus ça me donne le goût de commencer un grand projet comme le tien. Je m'inquiétais de prendre quelques années pour compléter, au moins je pourrai me dire que j'ai eu un bon prof! Dis, c'est de qui ce patron?

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    1. Bonjour Hélène, celui-ci vient d'un livre Burda qui s'appelle tout simplement "tatting with Burda" mais… je ne sais pas si je recommanderais ce patron… durant le travail j'ai été régulièrement insatisfaite de la façon dont les éléments ne fonctionnaient pas assez bien ensemble et de ce que le napperon avait régulièrement besoin d'être pressé. C'est quand même un beau modèle et j'ai hâte de le montrer, enfin complété! Moi j'aime bien avoir un gros projet en cours sur lequel je travaille quand je veux avec beaucoup d'autres projets plus petits pour accompagner. J'aime la variété! :-)

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    2. Merci de l'information. J'ai justement ce livre ... Hum j'y pense.

      Je suis comme toi, j'aime aussi la variété. Mais les gros projet m'inquiètent, j'ai peur de les laisser de côté.

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    3. Oui mais c'est ça qui est bien: on peut les laisser de côté un moment puis les reprendre quand l'envie revient. C'est pour ça que ça m'a pris tant de temps à le terminer! S'agit juste de ne pas les abandonner complètement… :-)
      Moi j'aime bien les gros/grands projets comme ça aussi; beaucoup de satisfaction quand on termine et le plaisir de posséder de grandes pièces de dentelle.

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  16. You have our cheering, we are sure you can finish it! Just think how happy you will be when it is all finished laying out after blocking. Please share us some pictures when you are done.

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  18. Make a pledge - to us - not you
    To post a picture every week of what you do
    You have ten little fairies to help you every day
    (They're called your fingers and thumbs, by the way)
    They're the best little friends any tatter know
    You'll be surprised how fast your doily will grow
    Let your fairies play with butterflies every day
    But don't let your doily fly away!

    (re-entered to put an "s" on "fingers")

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    1. Thank you Megan! I am spoiled! :-)

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  19. I have always been a great starter of projects. Sometimes I have to make a rule that I cannot start anything else until I finish up some. It is always a challenge to keep them all organized too. Hope you are smiling and it makes the task ahead easier.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean Bernice! :-)
      I am smiling. Everyone's comments have cheered me up.

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  20. A beautiful, I love you thank you

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