Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Size Difference

I started another Renulek Spring Napkin. This time I decided to use size 20 thread. I didn't realize how much of a difference there would be in the sizes. The bright and colorful Renulek I did in Omega size 10 thread using various colors is pretty big and I am only on round 4 of the 13 rounds. The more recent one I started is Lizbeth size 20 Springtime is so much smaller and I am on round 2.

I like each one of them because there is something different about them but this is becoming a learning experience for me. I can only imagine if I was using finer thread like size 80 what it would look like. I am going to keep plugging away though because I want to see how the final sizing will compare.

Here is what they look like now.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Renulek's Napkin

I decided to work on Renulek's Napkin and so far this is what I have. It has been a challenge but a good one. - Spring Napkin

Ready to Go

I am feeling really upbeat today, which for me is a positive. I have so many days where I feel like everything is dragging on the ground that it feels good to be able to get rolling. Along with my Renulek Napkin I started working on a Tatted Doily by Nancy Tracy of Be-Stitched.

This Tatted Doily I am doing in Altin Basak size 50 thread color number 381. So far so good. It was a bit strange no reversing my work and keeping my shuttles straight but I managed to make it happen. I am so proud of myself. So I am going to continue plugging away at both the Renulek Napkin and the Tatted Doily and see how things turn out.

I am also happy that I found a video on how to untat a ring. I so needed that because having to cut and then hide ends was driving me insane. We will see how that goes.

Picture of the Tatted Doily Row:

Here is the link to the website:

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I love learning and growing with this beautiful art.

Oh one other thing to share. I just love my wood shuttle that I ordered from NAGStudio on I think I am becoming a shuttle junkie but this one is so personal and so me. Just love it.

My next shopping order will be to get some hand dyed thread. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Renulek's Spring Napkin

Well I have been trying to tat away on the spring napkin by Renulek. I finally finished round 3 and I will say that is was definitely challenging. I made so many errors. I had to cut and start again. Kept having to hide ends. I was almost ready to give up but I wanted to see this round through. In the end, I persevered. I am actually proud of the outcome.

One thing for sure I do not like using size 10 thread. I don't know why but it seems like I have more trouble now with size 10 then any other thread size. I know it seems crazy because that is not a really thick size. What can I say, I have my preference for thread size and the finer thread seems to work so much better for me.

Well I am going to continue with the next round but here is what I have so far. It is truly a bright and cheerful looking napkin. Tat away. :-)

The web address for the pattern is anyone interested in following along.