Monday, May 29, 2017

False Start Made Good




There have been many mistakes, mis-starts, and cutting of thread with the 1926 Rose Doily I told you about last time.  I salvaged the motif with too many rounds by crocheting a border around to have a nice mini doily.  A little stretching and blocking might help, but that would be like making an effort :)

Why did I ever wait so long to start blogging again?  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading your comments. 

And now to bore you with non-tatting.  My other big hobby is my vegetable garden.  Here it is on April 1.  For the smaller spring crops I use the "square foot gardening" method.





And here is last week.  The lettuce is about to bolt and the spinach already has, but it's been a good crop and pulling it out will make room for the summer veg.  Note the extra netting since deer were jumping the fence.


I picked my first squash this week, and I've got baby tomatoes.  Hooray!  



Back to your regularly scheduled tatting next time.


8 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:08 PM

    The tatting AND the garden look wonderful.
    StephanieW

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  2. The doily looks great ! Love green tomatoes :-)

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  3. That's a clever way to salvage a false start! Dave is out planting our garden right now. He tries different ideas every year. I guess I should pay more attention. We've only had a few carrots so far.

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  4. Your doily looks nice!! :)

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  5. That's a good way of making the best of a bad start and having something to show for it.
    Your veg is far advanced to here in the UK, it will be while before we see tomatoes.

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  6. The garden looks lovely and sometimes to salvage a work takes more skills than people realize yours is fantastic looking 🌹❤️🌹

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  7. Good save! Your garden looks wonderfully summery. We are going into Winter and waiting for the first bad frost to wipe out the tomatoes.

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  8. Love your save-job on the rose doily! DH built a huge fence complete with a gate to try to keep the deer (and bunnies and every other creature interested in garden foods) at bay. So far it's working but it's been less than a week :-)

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