Friday, July 22, 2011

Bookmarks, Butterflies, Doilies, and Star

Quite a few of the blogs web pages wouldn't open today. I'm blaming the heat for this unusual event and hopefully those pages I couldn't access will be available the next time I do an update.

Joy was glad to see the bookmarks Bree posted with the stitch count because that enabled her to make one of her own.

Michelle found a butterfly from her aunt Rose-E that looks like it's done in some kind of metallic thread about size 40. . Years ago she had plans to make placemats like this one she started, but hiding all those ends put her off of that idea.

Julie wanted to tat some red,white and blue stars but she had difficulty finding the thread she wanted. This is StarChic by Jon Yusoff done in Aunt Lydia's in size 10, but when t was done it was too floppy until it was really saturated with starch. If it isn't an heirloom lace you can always use diluted white glue. It will make it quite stiff.

Diane has 2 more rounds done on her doily in spite of the oppressive heat.

Gina has wanted to do the Amusement Doily by "Creations by Celtess" for years and she finally got around to it. The thread is Summer Trail size 20 by Yarnplayer with a bit of Omega Peach in size 30 to separate the rounds. I love the HDTs but that little break of solid colour really makes it stand out and shine.
Sue has done another cross bookmark from Traditional Tatting Patterns Edited by Rita Weiss, but this one is done in Lizbeth size 40 Lilac Dk. with the size 50 Fushia HDT from LadyShuttlemaker.

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