Rounds 1 through 4 finished. Only two more to go, which is a shame as I am enjoying this thread and pattern very much. Pamela's thread is a lovely addition to our hand dyed thread community. Hopefully, I will have enough thread left to make some snowflakes for the rainbow tree!
What a wonderful surprise the letter carrier brought to me. DH brought in the mail and handed me a big envelope with that "what did you buy now?" look. I knew, or didn't think, that I had bought anything. Then I saw the return address. It was from my good friend, adopted sister, Diane. She shared some of her custom thread from Lady Shuttle Maker with me. Totally unexpected, and very generous. I can't wait to try them. On the left is silk Crepe Myrtle in size 20 and 80, then Summer Bouquet, Faded Summer and Terra Cotta all in size 20. The floss winder is a sample of the new Lizbeth thread from Handy Hands in Size 20 color #634.
As you can see, there is a picture of one of the new thread winders with a whole 50 yard skein of HDT in Summer Bouquet on it. Whoopee! I was afraid I would have to deepen the grooves between the petals, but it held it nicely. I haven't tried the butterfly yet.
Do keep watching for "decorated" winders. I have lots of ideas and sketches!
Thanks again Diane. You are a dear and I love you!
I love tatting these T.I.A.S's! It is so much fun to try and figure out what is coming next. I have no idea what this will be, but given Sherry's imagination, artistic ability and tatting knowledge, it should be fun and rewarding.
I hope all of you will try Jane's method of block tatting if you haven't already. It is so much easier!
Well, I'm "shooting myself in the foot" here, but I have to share these. I went into Michael's to see if they had any strips of wood from which I could cut four leaf clover thread holders. I found these, and assorted other shapes, for only 25 cents each! Yes, you heard right - 25 cents each. I bought 8 of them. They had some that were painted, but I wouldn't trust the paint not to come off on the thread. I might decorate mine and then seal them. We'll see. Oh, the butterfly is 3.5" and the flower is 3".
If you don't have a Michael's and want them, let me know and maybe I can get them and send them to you. I don't get out often, but I could have them picked up.
I finally got to sit down with Pamela's coral reef thread and start this doily. It is Starlight Doily from the Tatter's Treasure Chest. This is rounds 1 through 3. I love this thread! It really does remind me of a coral reef. Oh, size 20 and it's very nice to tat with this thread.
Look what I found! I actually got to it through the "Stitch Pink" link on my sidebar. Kelmscott Designs has two breast cancer items that you have to buy from retail shops. That's how I got to the 123 Stitch site.
Here is the link to the site. It is a Kelmscott Design and sells for $5.99. 123 stitch