Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What was I thinking?

Good Morning Everyone

It`s true ``what was I thinking``!! This little doily was tatted in Sulky quilting thread size 12wt. It is Eileen Staffords pattern called Blue Doily. In this small thread, it only measures 4`` across.

As a result of the thinnest of the thread I had to hold my needle a little different and this was what happened to it.

My poor needle is done for! It should be straight!! One doily = one needle. A little of a high price for using this thread. I do not see myself using this really thin stuff again. I have had to order a new and improved ultra thin tatting needle from my friend Rita. I hope it works better!!

And here is my pride and joy!!! It`s the doily I have been working on for about 3 weeks!! It measures 12`` across and is one of the bigger pieces I have done!! I used Coats size 30 and the patten came in one the books I got from Jane!!

I believe I am now finished 8 of my 25 motif challenge the second time around. This time I wanted to challenge myself with projects that were larger or have me learning new stitches, etc.

Hope all is well with you in Tat Land.
Tatfully Yours

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mail call......

Good Morning

I could not believe my eyes when I went to the mail box yesterday!!! There was a package for me from Fox!!! I think she trying to kill me with kindness!!

Look at all the goodies!! Some thread she picked up in NY, beads and rings!! But the best is this 60+ year old hankie!! It is sooo beautiful!! Your right Fox they do not make them like this any more!!

And the note she wrote me, left me speechless!!!
Thank you sooo very much!!! Your friendship is the best treasure of all!!

Tatfully Yours