"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Coming Along

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I wanted to wait till I had done all the motifs, and then I figured I might as well do all the small ones around the outside, too. The small motifs didn't take long to tat, obviously-- they barely qualify as motifs-- but they sure made for a lot of ends to hide.

Now I just have to get through three rounds of edging. The first round looks like it should be pretty mindless work, so hopefully it will go quickly. This doesn't mean I'm not having fun. I've really enjoyed making this doily so far. It's just that edgings aren't my favorite thing to tat.


  1. Wow that is a lot of work and well worth waiting for it is beautiful and I can't wait to see more!!! very nice!

  2. That is stunning already!!! I love the colors and design!!! Can't wait to see the finished project!!!! :)

  3. Miranda, this is very impressive! Pretty.

  4. So pretty! The tiny motifs really look nice, but I imagine the hiding of ends seemed to take forever!

  5. Looking very pretty, lovely colours look forward to seeing when you have done the edging.

  6. Wow! That is gorgeous! Love the colours used :).

  7. This is extraordinarily beautiful!! Love the color choice too!!