Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My first Christmas Ball for 2008

Here is my first Christmas Ball for 2008 (the dark blue one) together
with a few from Christmases past.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ta-da! - Finished!

My large centrepiece is finished at last! I haven't yet done anything about the colour difference in the balls of thread used, but I will get around to it.

It took a long time and gazillions of pins to block it out, and it still isn't 100% right. However in the interest of retaining my equilibrium and poise, and also
the need to get started on my Christmas tatting, I eventually invoked the "man on a galloping horse" rule. I am not sure of the exact wording of that rule, but its
meaning is not to fuss over a detail that will not be apparent to others.

The finished piece is 51cm or 20 inches at the widest point. It was tatted in
60 Coats light ecru cotton from a picture on the net.