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3 June 2019

That blue thing

Over the past two months or so this has become known as ‘that blue thing’!!! That’s Nick’s name for it!!!  He’s seen me with it hour after hour and has often remarked on ‘that blue thing’. 

Well finally ‘that blue thing’ is finished. I’m sure you realised in the last post that I’d changed the shade of blue on the last two rounds.  The reason?  Well I could tell you that it was a design choice but I’ll be honest and admit that I ran out of the pale blue thread - or realised, rather, that I wouldn’t have enough for round nine. 

After all the struggles with round 9 it was going to be really easy to do round 10 as it’s simply rings and chains and they’re all the same. 

AHA, wrong again, Jane. Four starts were made on this round as it said to follow the picture to join to round 9. That was all very well but they just didn’t look right so I had to work out my own joins. This took some explaining too but I think it’ll be easy to follow on the pattern. My good friend in SC is test tatting it for me so that eventually I will be able to share.

Here’s Juliana in all her glory!!! Well it’s how she looks at the moment as she waits for the iron and lots of time to sort her out as I’m going to stitch her onto a fabric background. The little coilless pins are what I used to mark the scallops. All will be explained in the final pattern.


Tim Kaylor said...

I still like the look of the blues. The darker frames the lighter.

Maureen said...

You did it! Juliana looks lovely and squishy, and definitely blue. I think you will miss having this pattern to work on, you'll have to find a new challenge now.

Jane McLellan said...

I thought 'that blue thing' was in lieu of a swear word, but no, you've done it, it's complete, well done to you! I look forward to seeing it in its glory.

God's Kid said...

The combination of the two blues look great together!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Juliana looks quite different here! I look forward to seeing her in all her glory!

Madtatter80 said...

You are being a stinker, giving us a little cliffhanger 😃

Jane Eborall said...

Me, swear, Jane? Yes a few times while I was doing it but not anymore!
Thanks for the compliment, Madtatter80!!!
I’m looking forward to seeing Juliana in all her glory too, Diane!

Anonymous said...

You're keeping us all in suspense, but it even looks wonderful all smooshed up like that. The blues look so nice together. I can hardly wait to see it once it is pressed and ready to show off.

Tim Kaylor said...

I just remembered. Diane will want that doily. It's blue.

Jane Eborall said...

Shush, Tim. She hasn’t noticed yet!!!!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Eagerly awaiting the final reveal! So nice of the test tatter to take this on!

Jane Eborall said...

I totally agree, Kathy. Such a commitment.

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