Saturday, August 2, 2008

TA DA! "Royal Diadem" completed....?!?!?!


I am promising myself that this pattern is DONE! "Look away....don't turn back..."
I just finished blocking the final draft last night. I was going to hold off on sharing this until the pattern is ready to distribute...but the excitement of completion has gotten the best of me. I can't help but to share. I am in such a celebratory mood that I am irritating myself with my own spazziness.
I have over 5 months of work into this doily; countless hours and dogged determination to get it just right.

Still tatted in two continuous rounds. With this draft you can see the rounds. The inner round here was tatted with 1 skein of "Karen's Halo" in Silk size 20. The outer round was tatted with 1 1/2 skeins of "Royalty" in silk size 20. It measures 10 inches in diameter. Remember when I said the silk tats up a bit smaller than the cotton? Well if this was done in cotton it would be 11" to 12" in diameter.

Hurray! I am going to take a short break from tatting to finish up the book. I don't have a time frame for the release yet...but it should be sometime this month. It depends on how many times I change my mind with all those little details!

8 comments:

Jeff Hamilton said...

That is a very nice doily! It is indeed very royal looking. You're writing another book? When did I miss that post?

Clyde said...

Sherry, The doily is absolutely gorgeous. It has been definitely worth all the final adjustments you have made to it.

Tattycat said...

Wow! It is absolutely gorgeous, as Clyde said. Your hard work and perseverence has definitely paid off. This is one pattern I will gladly purchase. Whether or not I ever master it is another subject entirely. I might have to have special coaching! Great job and it really shows off your HDT.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Sherry, Royal Diadem is stunning! Mom and I both love the color combination!

TattingChic said...

Your doily looks spectacular! I still don't know what the problem was with the other one??? No, I'm not just saying that to be nice, I really don't know what the problem was. It just looks like you have two completely different doily patterns now. If you make a book I hope you include both patterns, cuz I liked the other one, too!

Tara said...

Beautiful Sherry! Congratulations on the completion of the doily. Great job! The trials you had are well worth the effort.

Tara
http://www.tattedlacetreasures.blogspot.com/

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thank you Jeff, Clyde, Lala, Diane, Chiclet and Tara. I really apreciate the positive feedback!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

That doily is amazing, Sherry!