Finally Finished Friday #1

Moving from California to Seattle means that I finally got my tatting somewhat sorted out.  Well… not really.  But at least it’s all contained in one place now.  The process made me realize just how many unfinished projects I have started.  I used to be pretty good about finishing what I started, but then again, I also didn’t use to have so many shuttles making it so easy to start new ones before the old ones were finished.  🙂  Since I’m starting to feel like my study schedule is under control I’m going to dive into a goal I’ve been wanting to set ever since I got moved up to Seattle.  In an attempt to sort through the UFOs (UnFinished Objects) I’m going to attempt to finish project every week. Some of these projects will need more tatting, some just need the finished piece to be sewn up or the ends to be hidden.

This week’s project was to decorate this summer dress.  I added the edging a while back, but almost immediately afterwards managed to get a couple spots of bleach on it.  So I made these flowers to cover them up.  I used the motifs from the Star Doily in Priscilla Tatting #3 which has become my go-to pattern for a round motif.  The smaller ones are simply the center part of the full motif.  I had the tatting finished a few weeks ago, but this week I finally got them sewn on the dress.   Now that I’ve got them on there I’m thinking they look a little sparse so one of these weeks I may “restart” the project and add some more, but for now I’m calling it finished.  🙂

One project down.  Seventeen to go.  Wish me luck.


  1. Patti Said,

    September 1, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    Only 17? I wish that was all I had.
    Here’s another one to add – it’s time to think about class proposals for next year. Shuttlebirds’ call for teachers is up on the website.

  2. admin Said,

    September 2, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Oh, I have lots more than 17 as well. But that’s how many weeks are left in 2012 and so that’s all I’m going to try to finish by the end of the year. I don’t want to be biting off more than I can chew right now. 🙂

    I’ve got a list of Shuttlebird class ideas already written up. I’ll try to get them flushed out and sent to you in the next week or two. Any often requested techniques or projects?

  3. Patti Said,

    September 2, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    I’d have to dig out the notebooks and reread the comments from this year. However at the meeting yesterday some of the members listed their goals for the next year and more than one would like to learn the balanced double stitch. Oh, and if you happen to be on this side of the state the first weekend of the month, you are more than welcome to join us for the meeting.

  4. admin Said,

    September 4, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Balanced Double Stitch, huh? I’ll see if I can come up with anything for that. I probably won’t make it to that side of the state anytime soon on a first weekend of the month, but I’m currently trying to decide if I’ll get enough studying done that I can go to Bobbie’s later this month. I think I’m going to be able to pull it off, but it will depend on how next week’s studying goes. Will you be going?

  5. Patti Said,

    September 4, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Unfortunately I will not be going to Camp Wanna Tat. I have been off work since Aug. 14th when I had surgery, and won’t be going back until the week of the 17th. And then it will be part time. I won’t have vacation time again until July of next year. In the mean time I’m enjoying my days off and doing lots of tatting. Just not getting much finished.

  6. admin Said,

    September 4, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    Sorry that we won’t see you at Bobbie’s. I’ll let you know if I’m going to be in Spokane while on my way for any extended period, but it’s not likely to happen to or from Bobbie’s. Noah and I have been talking about going to Spokane for a weekend (his mom and sister live there) so I’ll encourage that visit to be on the first weekend of a month. 🙂

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