Friday, October 31, 2014

Hardanger - "Reinhard's Choice, Wanda's Colors" - completed

 I didn't know it at the time but this project is now filed under "doily".  It is 9x9 inches.  It took 12 days to complete but I would say at least one of those days was spent trying to decide if I really wanted a "lacy buttonhole edge" (in German, Spitzenrand).
 I decided I did NOT want the Spitzenrand.  It seemed too fragile and it curled and just doesn't seem to lay correctly.  It's true, it would be something beautiful but if I am actually going to use the piece, it just didn't seem right.
The pictures here were taken before I ironed the piece.  Most of the time, that is true.  I am just so anxious to share the photos with you!  Yes, Susan, I cut out all those little holes on the edge separately!  I know I know....I'm crazy!!!

So now I have this lovely little doily thing and the big question is...what the heck do I do with it?  I think I may make 9 of them and somehow sew them or attach them together so that it can be used as a table piece.  I had a lot of fun making this piece (the pattern was out of a magazine) and so I will start making a 2nd one as well.  The 2nd one will be completely different colors though.  I thought of Mom a lot while making this....I know she loves Bargello!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Table Piece - Hardanger - completed

 So, The Table Piece is finished.  What do you think?  I'm not completely wild about it, I have to admit but I had some color issues.
It does look nice on the table, I have to admit.
 I didn't post a picture of the back but, believe me, the back looks pretty much like the front!
Of course I've started the next project......

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hardanger - Table Piece progress

 So...What do you think?  Are the colors coming through better??

There is something weird going on with my blogs but I don't know what.  I hope you can see these pictures!