Thursday, May 15, 2008

I did it! (#18)

Last month I started and abandoned a square doily pattern that was in my Dad's notebook. All I know about it is that it was tatted by my aunt. Well, this week I gave it another try, and I did it! It is made up of small square motifs joined together and then edged. I just did a little coaster-size to see if I could figure it out, but now that I get the pattern, I could make it as large as I wanted to (theoretically). Here is a picture of my masterpiece and the pattern page from my Dad's notebook.






9 comments:

***Jon**** said...

Hello Joy,
The tatting is lovely, both of them. The design is very vintage-like. And the effort that your dad took to preserve the pattern and tatted model impresses me a lot.

You must have heard this often, but you are so lucky to be inheriting such treasures.

TattingChic said...

The motif is lovely, and I am so intrigued by the fact that you have that notebook from your father with the tatting in it. That is so cool! That is precious.

BJ said...

Hi Joy!
Great job. And Jon and Tattingchic are correct, having that notebook is really a treasure. Perhaps some day mine will become something a distant relative will treasure. LOL
It does impress upon us the need to leave such a journal of our tatting.
best wishes,
bj in NM

Linda S Davies said...

What a wonderful tribute to those treasured family members who are no longer with you.
Well done Joy!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a beautiful motif! I love the deep blue! You did a wonderful job of following your dad's notes. What a treasure you have!

Carol Lawecki said...

Great Job on such a lovely design! What a treasure to have the notebook with your Dad's tatting and design.

Arlene said...

That is so lovely. I can not believe how wonderful it is to have his book recorded in such a way. When I realized who you were tlaking about, I nearly cried! Now I am looking to see if I can find a note he sent me online. My uncle was a preacher who knew him through the conference! Small world!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Very very pretty! Well done!

Gina said...

Isn't it so satisfying to figure out a puzzle like that? Good for you! And you are another in the line of preserving your family history which is an added "specialness". One thing I really liked was the 3D effect when I first looked at it. With the enlarged scan, you can see it is flat, but it gives a really unusual impression when you first look at it on the blog.
:-) Gina