Slowly, joining the two rows. I'm glad I tatted, most of the motifs first. Doing so, kept the next row from twisting.
Hubby bought me a drawing/colored pencil book, to improve my drawing ability. It's called "You can Draw! Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings," by Leonardo Pereznieto. I marked a few things I wanted to try. One of the first things I wanted to draw was the heart necklace. Here is my heart. I love these new pencils! They are the same size lead that comes in the drawing pencils, but I don't have all the wood shavings to worry about.
I went to the thrift store, looking for heavy fabric. I came across a couple of placemats. They weren't completely the same size, but I didn't care, I loved the look of them. The cover I was making is for myself.
I'm still working on my doily. I have two rounds to go. Since the last round is composed of 24 motifs, I decided to tat most of them first. This way, I'm not putting too much stress on the doily. I tatted 19 motifs and now starting to sandwich the rows together.