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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Jan Stawasz Doily III

My first completed Jan Stawasz pattern, Doily III from Tatting Theory and Patterns.
Measurement: 20.5cm square
Thread: Olympus Gold Label, 366 Solid, M13 grey variegated
I used up almost one ball of the grey variegated and about three-quarter of a ball of the solid blue.
I had started on another doily before this one but looks like I may have to start over on that one because it is not quite turning out how I would have liked.

Seen together in the photo are three of my treasured shuttles, a red clover, a milward and an engraved Hinton shuttle.

On another note, it was an eventful weekend for me.  I attended my class reunion celebrating 40 years since we were in school together. I attended an all-girls boarding school and 106 girls (ladies now) attended from six classes.  Here are the girls of my class, each successful in their own way. Certainly brought back a lot of memories.

13 comments:

  1. It looks amazing, Jon! Lovely. What size thread ?
    Fox : )

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    1. Thank you Fox, They are Olympus thread gold label #40, but the actual size is more like a 30.

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  2. Beautiful doily, I like the way you used the two colours.
    Margaret

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  3. This is a beautiful doily, quite unusual in the shape , isn't it?
    I love this red shuttle! x
    Romana

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  4. The doily came out well, and those shuttles look great on it :-) My, how time flies when you're having fun! It sure looks like you were all having fun at the reunion, anyway.

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    1. We did. It was a dinner function that was supposed to officially end at 11.30pm but went on until 12.30am.

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  5. This is a lovely version of the doily! Reunions are fun, next year my class will celebrate the 50th - you all look so colourful, is the red/pink significant?

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    1. Maureen, Ruby was theme of the reunion and everyone was required to have something red on them.
      Are you involve in the planning and organising for the reunion? I was for mine and it was hard work, but the look on their faces on the night was worth it.

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  6. Your choice of colors enhances the uniqueness of this pattern. Congratulations, ladies in red!

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  7. The doily is nice - I don't know if you heard Mr Stawasz has passed away almost a year ago?
    But this photo of yours is fantastic!

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  8. Fantastic work! We didn't often see squared doilies and I love the colors.

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  9. Look at all the pink and red! you ladies look amazing!

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