Monday, April 13, 2009

Matching Dolies and Heirlooms

This cute little Party-Time doily is a match to the larger one I made and posted about a little while a go. It is the second in a set of doilies I am making for our front sitting room furniture. It is made following the pattern, Party-Time Doilies from the book Traditional Tatting Patterns edited by Rita Weiss. The thread is YarnPlayer's Tourmaline HDT size 80 which is my all time favorite thread.



Now I am going to take a break from the doilies and set to work on a heirloom project. I made the following heirloom doily for my daughter a while a go.



At that time I promised my son I would make a heirloom piece for him. Well he has picked his pattern and when I showed him today that I had started it he got excited and now he can't wait to see what the finished project is going to look like because I am taking a small pattern and adapting it into a large piece of tatting. It is going to be tatted in YarnPlayers' HDT Fern in size 80. It is really nice to have children that appreciate the tatting that I do. I know that they value it as much as I do. Well time to tat. 

16 comments:

TattingChic said...

Both doilies are lovely. That doily in Tourmaline looks particularly beautiful! That is really sweet that your children appreciate your tatting talent especially when so much work goes into it; much more so than crochet or knitting! That's really nice! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I never tire of looking at your doilies, Clyde. I agree... tourmaline is gorgeous!

yarnplayer said...

Those are both absolutely flawless, amazing pieces of work. That's wonderful that your kids are showing such interest and appreciation.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

You do the most exquisite work, Clyde! Beautiful!

Valerie said...

The doilies are very beautiful. Exquisite in fact. Nice work, Clyde.

Clyde said...

Thank you everyone for the kind remarks about my doilies. I feel blessed to have children who enjoy my tatting so much.

Carol Lawecki said...

Your doilies are superb!! They will be cherished by your children and their children.

I especially like the Tourmaline HDT. The colorway is beautiful!!

Kelly said...

Clyde, I just love your work! And it keeps getting better. How do you manage to keep improving on perfection?

The threads in these latest 2 doilies are beautiful too, such lovely colors to show of you wonderful tatting.

Martha said...

Absolutely lovely.

Tattycat said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I know that both of your children will treasure these forever. They are very blessed, in many ways, to have you as a dad.

Walden said...

They are beautiful!

Clyde said...

Thank you tatting friends for your compliments. They warm my heart and make my day.I was a stay at home Dad and Like to think that I raised my children to appreciate things that are really valuable in life.

Tattycat said...

I am certain you did a great job of raising your children. The evidence is there. Good job!

Valerie said...

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Tonya's Sewing Room said...

How beautiful. Your tatting is amazing.

Bonnie said...

Clyde, your doilies are beautiful! I enjoy visiting your blog and seeing what beautiful pieces you've created.