15 May 2015

A New Challenge
Some time back I gave up the Coats challenge. I then started the Renulek doily but put it on hold because the pattern was changed midways and I have not figured out what to do with it yet. I then worked on another big doily but still have the last round to do because something else have turned up.

Liyarra and I have agreed to do another challenge here during the month of May.
The doily pattern is from the Danish Guilds magazine (an Inga Madsen pattern) and is very much like the Siobhan doily we did years ago, but this one is a big oval one.
I have started mine last week and here is what I had done when I started it. Now I am looking forward to see what Liyarra have chosen to do - her work always look so lovely.

It is fun to be back doing a specific pattern with a good friend. We used to do that a couple of times earlier on when our lives permitted us to do this and it was a lot of fun and inspiration. I am so happy she have joined this challenge and look forward to seeing her doily.

The picture at the bottom is how far I have come today. The thread is Lizbeth size 20.

13 May 2015

From a Guild meeting
Both last year and this year I have been lucky to attend my Guilds annual meeting. It is always such a treat to meet with friends sharing the love for tatting that you have not seen for a while.
We always have fun and some good laughs, getting inspired from talking about tatting, attending a workshop and having the chance to get some new materials like threads and shuttles. And the time just flies away and we end the day with coffee and cake and a raffle.
Usually there's also room for displaying members tatting at a table. This year I completely forgot t take pictures but last year I took pictures and forgot writing about the day here. So I have combined last years pictures with the description from this year. This year around 40-50 tatters turned up and what a lovely day with Inga Madsen, Lis, Lene Bjørn, Kirsten Wind and all the others.
I hope to come back next year.