24 December 2012

A guessing game!

Before I start - a warning.  I've had to put the captcha test back on my comments.  I DO hope this doesn't put you off commenting but I was getting so much spam it was beginning to annoy the old git.

Now to my real post!  I was a war baby. Born in 1943 when rationing was on and things were tight financially.  

One of my earliest memories around the time I started tatting was that I could just afford to buy patterns and threads on a meagre amount of pocket money.  

Patterns (both books and leaflets) were few and far between 'back then'.  I bought every leaflet that was published during those teenage years and one doily really appealed to me.  I made it several times during my early years of tatting and a few weeks ago I decided that it was time to relax over the Christmas period and tat it again.

I'm not going to tell you which one I'm making - I'll leave you to guess over the next few days/weeks - if you want to.  I suppose it'll be good practice for the TIAS but in this case I'll be doing the tatting for you!!!!  I WILL tell you which one it is at the end, though.  

This time of tatting the doily I decided to use some of my new Lizbeth threads.  This part is made using size 20 Gold and the number is 611.


Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Jane
Looking lovely so far,
I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I know I won't have a clue, but I will enjoy watching your progress!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

TAT19540 said...

I remember thread at 10 cents a ball and a leaflet was a quarter. Shuttles where only metal and expensive, I think they where a dollar. As soon as I could afford more than one shuttle I did.

rsmre said...

Hello Jane,
Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas Season. I enjoy single shuttle patterns. This is a beautiful start for a doily.

Maureen said...

I know which one it is!! - I remember the post in which you last talked about it. But I am not telling!It's Christmas here - enjoy the festivities.

Michelle said...

I don't know which one but I have N idea, off to rush to the books next. Happy Christmas to you and yours, thank you for a yar of smiles and ideas!

Frances said...

Its 6am on Christmas morning and the house is quite (gota love teenagers). Have a Merry Christmas with those you hold close. Thankyou for all the joy you bring to my day, I always read you every day. I look forward to watching the doily evlove.

Jane Eborall said...

Thank you for commenting on such a busy day everybody. Happy Christmas to you all - I'll be tatting all through the festivities when I'm not snoozing in the chair or eating too much!!

Ladytats said...

That is going to be a very pretty doily.
I too remember the posts about your earlier tatting, but haven't the time to look them up.
May you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Tatting New Year. Blessings to you and all your family during this season.

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