Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mary, Merry and Mail!

I am merry : it is finally finished. I am merry: I love getting mail!

The Mary Konior is 7" and feels very solid and dense, though it is tatted in #40. I must admit, I really like that weight best - not to thick and hard to tat, and not super-skinny like #80.


Part of my problems with the chain rows probably originated with the extra ring, tatted in error. I wasn't going to mention it as I'll wager no one would have noticed, but in the interest of sharing important tatting information, I have opted to spill the beans!

It is critical to notice where you are to join on the chain rows: I joined between chains AND on the picot meant for joining. If you look at the penultimate row, you can find my error.

Dismay when I found the flaw turned to rank determination as I had used a lot of thread and spent many hours working on this little mat. So, I figured I could fix the mistake by adding, in the final row, a sixth ring ( there are to be 5) to the motif just before the extra picot. It worked!

I really like this mat and even with the mistake, I might use it as a gift, as the errors are not noticeable at all. What do you think?

Mail came twice from overseas this week. First, Margaret sent buttons! And thread! Thank you Margaret! I will enjoy tatting them. They are terrific little giveaways. 


Then from Singapore, Umintsuru sent me birthday gift. Her memory is something else! I really love the hanky she sent in order to inspire me to tat an edging. I will have to find one which suits the fabric pattern - it is a lot of fun, searching through my books for a just the right look. Thank you, Wendy. I love it.

My grandson,who is away at camp and is the main reason lately that I lately journey to the post office,  will receive the lovely stamps included in his letter.  :)

12 comments:

  1. That doily is super stunning!!! :)
    Great mail!!! :)

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  2. Very beautiful Mary Konior piece! Mistake and all! :-)

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  3. Your little doily looks fabulous! I don't think anyone would have noticed your "mistake" in a million years. You received some wonderful gifts in the mail. That hanky is beautiful!

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  4. That outer round really lifts it so that it no longer looks so dense. It turned out beautifully, well done for figuring out how to compensate for the mistake!

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  5. I had to look long and hard to find the mistake! - so it certainly doesn't spoil this piece and I think you were right to leave it alone. I love the hanky, I'm wondering which of the two colours you will match.Lizbeth has that exact shade of pale yellow. Perhaps another Konior design? - Maids of Honour, with tiny black rings.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen, I had thought of ordering that yellow. I do love the MK pattern, but can't imagine tatting all that black! Maybe yellow!

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  6. Glad the buttons arrived safely, I look forward to seeing more tatted buttons.
    What a beautiful hanky, Wendy always finds some gorgeous hankys and the stamps for Singapore are always beautiful wish we had beautiful stamps issued.
    Lovely mat well done I don't suppose anyone would have seen the mistake.
    Love to Mr G

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  7. The color, the density of the work... I really love this piece! I never would have noticed your mistake. This is a really beautiful pattern and the color makes it extra stunning!

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  8. It looks fabulous despite the error. If you had not mentioned the mistake, I would never have caught it, and even knowing there was one, it took a while to find it.

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  9. Thanks, Tatters!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  10. I've been tatting on this pattern for a few weeks. Love the look, but those center motifs are trickier than they look. I was ready to start the chain rounds when I realized I had missed some joins on this motifs. Agh! Trying to decide whether I start over or proceed as is. Your extra ring is very hard to find. Beautiful doily!

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    1. If you have the thread I would begin again! I was running out and had tatted too much to do over. You really have to pay attention! Have fun!

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