OK, it’s starting to look like something now…I’m mostly done, only the head and front legs left!

This turned out to be the biggest part and the fussiest.
The red was a very welcome change from all that fussy green!!
Woohoo! Drag Bingo! Tatting and bingo went very well together.
Cute foot! Now you can see how big that first motif is.
Once I sew in those ends I’ll get going on the head.

I made a lot of progress this week! I put some shiny thread around the stars*, put a tatted snowflake on**, finished the house and started the border for March. I still don’t know what to do with the goat…Maybe some fuzzy thread I’ve heard about bc white and grey get lost in the fabric…so I’m leaving him for now until I find something suitable. I can’t wait for Wednesday afternoon when we get the next one!

Invisible goat…

*DMC S5200 satin floss and Kreinik blending filament 032, one strand each. Thread Heaven really helped here!

**I used size 20 cotton thread (DMC I think) and about a yard on the shuttle was just right. I made four rings of 12ds each.

I used three strands of white for the cross stitches and two strands for the french knots. I’ll use three strands of white from now on because it shows up better.

Here are two more I’m working on, I’m really pleased with my progress! I finally feel like I’m out of the “beginner” stage. Renulek’s patterns have always been a challenge, but they are so pretty. She has nice diagrams but a lot of it is figuring out how it was done, based on experience. When I get stuck or overwhelmed or tired of tatting I go to the Crochet doilies and it feels like I’m flying through those. :-)

I don’t know if it’s because of spring, or being able to stay home again, or what, but doilies are all I‘m thinking about lately. I have a couple old ones to finish as well as these new ones, which gets me every stitch closer to getting these WIP piles under control. ;-)

Clover Doily (free online) with Lizbeth sz 29 color 178/Grape Pomegranate and my favorite vintage Detach-A-Spool shuttle. I’ve been blocking each round and it really helps!

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And this is Renulek’s latest spring doily/”napkin”, I’m on round 2. It’s Lizbeth Twirlz sz 20 color 400/Patriotic.

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I grabbed the closest white paper and saw the LOL guy. Tatting is awesome!! LOL! X-D