By the time she sent me the "solution" I'd chosen "Rose edging" by Biswas to be inserted. I have a time limit as this is for a birthday gift; and, that day is getting closer! As you can see I've done too much to cut it all out and do the corrected Violas. Plus, I rather like the little roses and they had the proper picots top and bottom to adapt as a round. And, I can always do the Violas when I tat this pattern again (ought to be a bit easier next time).
This pattern is a series of edgings and stand alone appliques (like the center roses and leaves). So far I have the rose center, the Trellis and now the "Rose Necklace Edging"
The 'family' of threads are: (before I forget)HDT: Pizzaz (20); a Valdini green (20); HDT middle earth silk (20); and HDT Green (LadyShuttleMaker) and Choco- raspberry (Tatskool) both in size 40.
The pattern says that it moves along quickly after the violas; I hope that is true for me. The pattern is meant to be adjusted to the individual tatter and that is clearly explained by the designer. It was just a matter of RW being entered as a typo in the final edit of the book.
I had a little problem with rumpling and cupping, but I added extra little roses on the ends of the oval and as I join to the middle earth color, it stopped cupping.
As You can see, I have been tatting. The green bookmark you ask? I ran out of HDT ~ celery in size 10 ~ So, I have ½ a bookmark; until, I choose a complimentary color that might work with the celery green. Any ideas out there?
A Christmas decorated ball for next year? A contrasting or complimentary color?
In Appreciation for Priscilla: Priscilla is an RN who does home nursing and sits behind me at church, when I'm able to attend. She has noticed when I was tatting both on Sheep doily and the green bookmark with my pop-a-bobbin before and after services (DH is an elder, so I do a lot of sitting when I attend) She was admiring the tatting, "That is so pretty, Bev." Priscilla often helps me with the step up to the communion rail; and down, afterwards. This will be a surprise for her during the 'greeting' next Sunday.
I tatted this with the HDT I won from LadyShuttleMaker's blog, it is size 50 Himalayan Poppy. The design is called "May" from an edging in Rosemarie Peel's Tatting, Basic Patterns (2009). The leaf charm is from DS9Designs.
AND, FROM JANE EBORALL:
Friends wanted to see the 'ear wigs' that Jane Eborall sent; so, here they are! I have taken them off to bathe and that's about it! I think they are really pretty and I love dangly ear rings. They are presented upon the flower on the front of my Daily devotional book ~ I liked the contrast of color between the dark ear wigs and the pinks of the zinnia. Jane said she often works this pattern; but the bead on the lower part is from her gram's Carnival glass. The scan doesn't do the beadwork justice; but, trust me ~ it is lovely.
In case you are keeping count. This is my 99 th blog entry! There will be a prize winner after my 100 th blog post. Among the things in the prize box are: threads, tatting book, beads, shuttle, a tin; and, anything else I find hiding out in my stash. There may even be some HDT! I will use the random number application to choose a winner.