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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Candace's Wedding Hanky





Allright - call me childish. I just can't wait until after the party to show off the hanky. I know my daughter won't be looking at my blog between now and then, (if she ever does.) I have waited so long to post these pictures. Some of you have been with me since the conception of the hanky many months ago and through all of the starts and stops trying to figure out what to do. In the end, I used a pattern from "The DMC Book of Charted Tatting Designs" instead of my own design. I am also finishing up the one I started with Mignonette Tatting that I will keep for me or for a later gift. I just hope she will be pleased and find a way to carry it during the wedding. I also hope my feelings won't get hurt if she doesn't carry it. LOL

This is a old linen hanky, new lace, a borrowed pattern and blue thread, of course. Thus, her something old, new, borrowed and blue all in one! The lace is Flora size 20 and the embroidery is DMC size 80 tatting thread. The embroidery was already there in white. I just went over it to tie it into the blue lace.

7 comments:

***Jon**** said...

You have nothing to be worried about, the hanky is beautiful. I love the blue. I am sure your daughter will be proud to use it on her big day.

Tattycat said...

Thanks Jon. I hope you are right!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Laura, the hanky is stunning! I've promised a wedding hanky for one of our kindergarten teachers... now I'm inspired to begin!

Tattycat said...

Thanks Diane. Don't wait too long to get started. I must have changed my mind and started over 20 times! Let me know if you need help finding patterns. I was determined to do my own design, but the pressure got to me. You can see this if you check my archives! Good luck!

Sharon said...

Laura I can fully understand your sentiment. The first wedding album I made was given to the bride at a wedding shower so that I could see the look on her face and judge for myself if the 3 months worth of work was worth it. It was. I'm sure your daughter will love it, and even if she doesn't like the lace, she'll certainly appreciate the love that went into making it.

Tattycat said...

Thanks Sharon. I'm glad your gift was worth the work. I'm not sure mine was, but I'll keep my fingers crossed! She's just so stressed out right now, trying to graduate from nursing school and get married at the same time. Hopefully, she will learn as she gets older that you have to pace yourself!

❦TattingChic said...

LOL! Hi Laura! I just happen to have my "The DMC Book of Charted Tatting Designs" book out and had googled the title and the link to this blog post showed up! LOL! I can see the very pattern you used right there on page 16! I never would've thought to use the pattern given the way it looks in the book. Yet, the way you've done it here with the two different colors and how you have it displayed looks much more appealing! Good job! I'm sure the bride appreciated it!