22 July 2009

Cheering up

I needed some cheering up so I did another doily while I await starting the huge monster-doily. I have used white Coats size 40 and Rainbow thread from Tatskool in the same size. The diameter is 15 cm.
I think this design was my Aunt's favourite, at least I saw her tat it over and over for years, and I have more than one copy of the pattern. I have always had a hard time getting it to lie flat but this time it seems to work fine. Actually I think it is one of the very best I have done from this pattern.
Hhhmmm, I wonder why.
One of the mysteries of tatting is, that our tension and everything else changes almost all the time which means, that things that didn't work all of a sudden becomes a success. And the opposite is also possible of course. The pattern I only know from an old but still copyrighted Danish book.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

It's so beautiful that it is enough to cheer anyone up!

You are in my thoughts!


Fox said...

Hi Susanne!
That is so true. It all depends on your mood at the time. Odd, isn't it, that you cannot rely on it! And challenging at the same time.

Love the doily - especially with Tatskool's wonderful Rainbow colours. One of my favourite HDT's.
: ) Fox

Unknown said...

Congratulations on getting your Aunt's favorite doily pattern to lie flat! I agree that our tension does change over time...it gets better!

Thank you for entering my giveaway! Good luck to you!

Ladytats said...

Very pretty Susanne,
and the colors are just right.
Is the pattern available anywhere?

Liyarra said...

I know that pattern!!!!!!! LOL
Looks fantastic Susanne. You have got back to your old tatting self and it is wonderful to see. Where DO you get the time?????

Valerie said...

the bits of colour definitely provide a cheery mood. thumbs up!

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

Very pretty!!

Tatskool said...

I love the way you have used the colours in your doiley, it's an inspiration.