Monday, February 27, 2017

A (possibly) life long continuing project-the Tablecloth(not doily)

For all those who have wondered about the tablecloth 
I started in January 2011,
the last time I showed this was here:
Well, Saturday we had an All Day Praise with our group of 
seniors and I brought this tablecloth to work on when I 
had a break, and I got 1 motif added to it-there really 
wasn't much time for breaks due to several people 
not being able to join us and me having to fill in the 
quiet moments.
Well, when I woke up yesterday I got looking at 
the motif I joined and realized I had joined it incorrectly 
and so I just snipped it off.  Well, a desire to replace 
it was very strong and I got to work.  So, as you can 
tell, this end is now wider than the rest of the tablecloth.
I added 6 motifs on the left side, and 5 to the right(the 
strings show the new additions).
I was quite surprised by the progress I made.  I hope it keeps 
up this year so I can have something more like a tablecloth 
than a table runner.  If you notice, I finally figured out how 
to achieve my half-moon shapes as the center strip has.
So...I think it will give this tablecloth it's own personality.
Oh, it's 34 1/2 inches long and this end is 15 1/2 inches 

Well, off to work on the "normal" things of life, and I 
hope to have more tatting time today!!! :)


muskaan said...

This is looking so pretty ! Love the crescents !
Oh, but the number of ends to hide ...

God's Kid said...

Thank you very much!! :)
Actually muskaan, that is a major frustration, but I am not far enough in my tatting to figure out how to tat from one to another with split chains and then to incorporate them to get the desired pattern(which is just happening as I tat along). :)

Jane McLellan said...

Lovely! A motif here and there, now and then, and you'll have a tablecloth. That will be quite something.

Ninetta said...


God's Kid said...

Thank you both!! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely, It's going to be a gorgeous tablecloth,

Madtatter80 said...

Oh I have done that and sometimes taking the tatting with you really messes you and yet at the time you think it's okay. But just like you, some how it does inspire you to get it right. this is looking good and love the circles it seems to give the eye! sorry I stopped by late have a great day!

God's Kid said...

Thank you both so very much!!! :)
Madtatter80, you are not late! :)

Helen said...

You'll get there, one motif at a time. Its inspiring to see a simple motif turn into sonething really unique and special.

God's Kid said...

Thank you very much Helen!!! :)