Whew. That was close.

Decided to take on another pattern from the Priscilla books.  I really liked the scallops on this edging.  So I gave it a go with some thread that I picked up at Piecemakers in Costa Mesa after teaching there.  This was an old ball of thread so it was sort of rough and tricky to tat with and there wasn’t much left on it, but I really liked the color so I decided to just go with it and tat a nice edging until I ran out.  Got about a yard or so out of it.

The title of this post comes from the fact that I really tried to push it and get just out one more repeat of the pattern.  I got it, but look what I had left to work with!  About 4 inches on one thread and less than an inch on the other.  I was amazed I made it work.  Would have been depressing to have it come so close and not work and to have to go back and cut in down to one repeat less.  No hiding in ends for this on.  I just tied and cut.  I figure that was appropriate since both the thread and pattern are from a time when that was the standard practice.

Not actually sure what I’m going to do with it but it looks pretty.  I’m thinking maybe  put it on a pillowcase or something.  I’ll go through the pattern in another post.  I expect I’ll do a lot more with it.  I think it’d look very nice in a small thread with some beads so maybe next time I try size 80.



  1. Jane Eborall Said,

    October 17, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Phewwww, that WAS close. What a pretty pattern and the colour of the thread is lovely.

  2. admin Said,

    October 17, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Thanks! I’m not usually big on variegates, but I like them when they’re different shades of one color and I like them better when they don’t include white, so this was perfect.

  3. Karen Said,

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    Thead color and pattern are attractive. And you do such even nice tatting. Happy to see you’re not only working but taking some time to tat and blog. Karen

  4. Fox Said,

    October 17, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Pretty colour, great pattern. Would be perfect on a pillow case…
    Fox : )

  5. admin Said,

    October 17, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Yeah, I’m hoping there’s actually ENOUGH for a pillowcase. 🙂

  6. Sue Said,

    October 18, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    That is beautiful!!! I really like the color of that thread! 🙂

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