Last night I made the eighth leaf motif.
As you can see, the leaf ring, the core of my doily, is now complete. I had originally wanted to somehow suspend a leaf motif in the center with long picots, but around the time I was working on the seventh motif I abandoned that idea for a row (or two) of some sort of ruffles around the inside edge, very similar to what I’ve planned to do around the outside edge.
Quite the interesting project this has turned out to be. Perhaps someday I will design something entirely from scratch.