This new daisy is an improvement with smaller picots and 12 petals. Found out why I had 13 petals earlier. I had forgotten to do a split chain to climb out of one of the rounds.
Thank you so much for all your comments in the earlier post. Flawed it was with a baker's dozen but because (like some of you guessed) it was a centre to a larger piece so it had to be perfect in count.
I have started the next round in a lighter shade. See its progress in a couple of days.
This looks fine but it wasn't much fun to tat. Too fiddly for my liking. I had more leftover thread in my shuttle so this is done in Lizbeth size 80 #701 English rose dark. Pattern is found in Aunt Ellen's Treasury - Tatting Patterns on page 46.
I have also found the next pattern for tatting in this book. That will be in the next post.
We do not visit Penang often enough. The first time we went looking for this, it was the late 90s. It was by a coffee shop in Tanjung Bungah. My father insisted we drove around until we found him. Yes we did. Bananas, sweet potato, tapioca, yam etc. dipped in batter and fried twice. A fantastic snack. Never miss having this, whenever we visit Penang.
I had lots of thread left in the shuttle and decided to try this out. A bookmark pattern in Tomoko Morimoto's book on page 58. In Lizbeth Size 80 (#110 & #701) this little bookmark measures only 3 inches in length without the tassel.
This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 80 Desert bloom (#110), English rose dark (#701) and Fudge medium (#698). The pattern is found in Tomoko Morimoto's book New Tatting. It measures about 6 inches across. I love the shape of this and the design is unusual. Many colour possibilities limited only by your imagination. Try it! Definitely a rewarding tat.
I was really happy to see this in the garden shop. Remember I was looking for it ever since then. A nice addition to my Episcia collection. They do quite well in my balcony but I am trying very hard not to kill this one. Over-watering is my folly. I have killed many succulents this way.
This is complete for me. Instead of a make-up bag, its going to be a square mat. Pattern is found in Tomoko Morimoto's book New Tatting on page 79. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 in Latte foam (#168), Rootbeer float(#150) and Fudge dark (#697). It measures about 4.5 inches square.
Got this recently and looked up the web for identification. It is Sedum lineare 'Variegatum'. It has yellow flowers and I hope it will flower under my care. I already took cuttings to propagate them. I am in the gardening mood. I wish I could get into the quilting mood.
Finished one more round for this Morimoto doily. The 3 rings nicely changed the round into an octagon. It looks like too much pink right now but hopefully that will change with the next round of 16 motifs.
I thought this was tatted using only two different colour threads but after studying the diagram (without reading the instructions), I realised I needed another colour. Something similar to the earlier Morimoto square flower. I think I am beginning to like it. This one is on page 89.
It has been 5 weeks since I sowed the marigold seeds. They are growing but not as fast as I was hoping they would. It has been raining and the December skies have been gloomy and cloudy. The weatherman said it would clear up this month and we can get more sunshine for these young seedlings.
Yes, you got it absolutely right in this post. They are marigold. I am not particularly fond of them but they do brighten up the garden.
I had only a mouthful of this as the Szechuan pepper was so spicy and numbing. I loved the sliced fish, beansprouts, wood ear fungi, soya noodle strips and bean vermicelli but it was just too spicy for me. Try it if you happen to visit Paradise Dynasty restaurants in Singapore.