Monday, June 30, 2008
Karen's Halo from LadyShuttleMaker arrived Saturday! I was a little too busy to do any more than open the package on Saturday, and yesterday we were helping daughter Carol move. So last night I sat down with this beautiful silky-smooth skein, wound it onto a floss bobbin (found when cleaning the sewing room), and started tatting. I must have been tired... I had to retro-tat two rings and one chain (not all at the same time). I've never tatted with silk thread before... it's a dream! I will have to take care of that hangnail today, though. And Sherry was right... you have to be very careful when retro-tatting. The scan shows the color much darker than it is. If you click on the picture, you'll see the lighter color, but still not the true color. This is fabulous thread!
Mom, you'll have three silk crosses for the next stole! Ooops! Did I spill the beans? Mom is weaving two more liturgical stoles (sigh! I'm being "forced" to tat crosses), plus she's weaving for our next "secret" collaborative project... think green, purple, pink, flowers, butterflies...