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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Finished, Under the African Sky, and ATC

I am happy :)
Was a fine Read from Jane McLellan

I did have a after thought of keeping her green trees green and the color green is important, but I do have a green table:)
What colors will you pick mmmmm?

I did connect the to red rings that go in between the animals because the last row seemed to have a slight ruffle, not sure why.

I also finish up another the Artist Trading Card, I love this little doll.

I enjoy the needle book that morphed from this trading card!

31 comments:

  1. Stunning, gorgeous and beautiful mat, well done
    Lovely ATC card, like the idea of making it a needle case.
    Two great projects.
    Margaret

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  2. Truly beautiful doily. The tree color is perfect for Autumn colors. Also love the needle case.

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  3. Wonderful! Love the colour choices. Mine will be very different. : ))

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  4. Love 'under the African sky' with all the, what looks like kitties around the edge. Really lovely.
    Briony
    x

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    1. You would say that, :) It is kind of an ink blot animal if you know what I mean and with the way you like cats I can see where that is all you see :)

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  5. Congratulations on completing this magnificent doily!! It's gorgeous! I'm sure Jane M will agree that you made fabulous color choices! It looks great on all the backgrounds. Also, I appreciate your describing the details of some of the techniques as you went along. I'm amazed how quickly you finished this!

    It is a 'tour de force' of tatting, and it is a brilliant design. Jane has been too modest about her design achievement. The block-tatted animals are so unique and in dark colors stand out magnificently. However, the other rounds of the doily also show new and exciting techniques, Those of us familiar with these techniques would fully appreciate the skill involved here. As she said, she wanted to create a doily that showcases 'modern tatting', plus told a 'story' and she succeeded!

    I don't think I'll have the time to try this doily during the upcoming Challenge, but it is definitely on my list of 'Must Do' tatting projects!

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    1. I agree with you about Jane and wanted to try this when she first made this! you will get around to it that's the fun of tatting you do what you want, but we all have lists! I really feel that it is the only doily with animals and that to me is really neat. I wanted to purchase some lace at a lace store once and asked the lady why one piece of lace was more costly(since they looked like same thread size and work)? she said lace with figures in it are more valuable I thought that was interesting, maybe it is because they tell a story:)

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  6. Beautiful doily, you were fast! Congratulation, I love it. I've not yet decided which colours I'll use, your choise is brilliant.

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  7. Thanks that is the hardest part, I took markers and put colors together till I made a decision!

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  8. How beautiful it all turned out and a superb season-contrast to Jane's .
    May be one of participants will choose a wintery theme ?! ;-) Oh, and could the wool on the lambs' backs become fluffier -- just a thought.
    If I ever get around to making this, it will have to be a monsoon setting , in keeping with my favourite season.

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  9. How beautiful it all turned out and a superb season-contrast to Jane's .
    May be one of participants will choose a wintery theme ?! ;-) Oh, and could the wool on the lambs' backs become fluffier -- just a thought.
    If I ever get around to making this, it will have to be a monsoon setting , in keeping with my favourite season.

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  10. Who-oo Carollyn, that's fabulous!!! Well done. I love the colours of the trees. I love the colours altogether and the idea of an African sunset. You're right about the inkblot animals - it's funny how different people see them as different animals.

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    1. Yes, I was afraid to put the bead in the head cause it might change that feature, but I guess it didn't, I was thinking little bears cause I live where we see little black bears, on our trips picnic in the mountains.

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  11. I do not know English very well, but I want to get lots of compliments for your work, really good. See you soon Maria Rita

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    1. Oh thank you! A complement is great in any language! :)

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  12. Fabulous, Mad! i love this! Love the African Sunset colours you chose. Neat little needlebook, too.

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  13. Beautiful piece - I love the colors.

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  14. The doily looks fantastic, and I love the needle book!

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  15. Gah! That matryoshka is adorable!! Love love LOVE! :) Also your African Sky doily is inspiring. I am ready to start that doily and can't get past the interlocking rings...I think I can I think I can! :)

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    1. I know I know I felt mislead at first I just didn't see all the others till after I did the first one and I wondered "what was I thinking!"

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  16. Somehow I missed this gorgeous doily!!! You did an awesome job on it!!! :)
    Love the edging on the Artist Trading Card!! :)

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  17. Thanks I love to make those tiny frames!

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