25 April 2012

Hanky again


Well here is the edging on the handkerchief.  I sewed it on with the usual invisible thread.  Boy that stuff drives me MAD.  Well, that's not strictly true - I should say madder!!!

I used the 'Oh, so simple' edging again - probably because I'm getting boring in my old age!!!!

I gave the hanky to Julia on Monday and she's now thinking of embroidering the bride and groom's initials on there - or something to make it even more special. It's just the right size to be framed too.

I used size 80 (ish) thread for it.

16 comments:

  1. Lovely, I agree I hope the bride and groom do frame it as a reminder of their day.
    Or at least sho it on the day to their guests .
    Margaret

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  2. It is super beautiful!

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  3. Ohh, you are ready already, and sewed it on already! You are so Quickly!!! Wonderful, Jane!! This is a sort of a "round hanky ";-)). Now back for a stitching, and you finish it with some beads onto the stitching or a nice packaging:-))

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  4. It's wonderful! I'd sure treasure it if I were a bride!

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  5. It's beautiful!

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  6. It sure looks lovely! What a gorgeous collaboration!

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  7. Can't believe how quickly you did it!that's a lot of tatting.

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  8. jacqui southworth3:23 pm

    Hi Jane - I've been making that edging for several weeks now, on and off, and you have done it in a couple of days! Do you never sleep???

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  9. I had to pick myself up off the floor when I saw this completed edging!! I re-read the previous post to give me a timeline of when you started this, but it seems as if you did it overnight!!! In size 80 thread!!!! I'm stunned and speechless!!!! Love the colors and the contrasting 'outline.'

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  10. Oh, Kathy, are you OK? Floors can be very hard on the body. It took about a week but not all the time. Something like that is a task I pick up towards the end of an evening after I've been working on new stuff. That edging works up pretty fast and it was only a small hanky too.

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  11. Fortunately, Jane, it's a carpeted floor, and I'm quite relieved to know you didn't do the edging overnight! Even if it is a 'smaller' hanky, that's still a lot of tatting. And I know what you mean about the invisible thread! Julia is obviously skilled with the needle, so I'm sure she'd do some wonderful embroidery. I would have to do machine embroidery as I'm quite lacking in that skill! There are many ways this could be framed as a wedding keepsake!

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  12. Julia Wakelin1:21 pm

    I'm so grateful and so lucky (and I want to keep it!!) but I know that my friend the bride will really love it and appreciate the skill and work involved. Thank you Jane, I'm really lucky to have met you.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! You did a wonderful job. Your friend is so lucky!

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