Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pure indulgence!

I"m sure many of you know about LadyShuttleMaker's Mondo Monday Giveaway... well, I was the lucky first winner! Believe it or not, the gorgeous HDTs she sent me are the perfect match for my CQ block. To the left of the shuttle is "Leaf Braid" from Tatting With Visual Patterns by Mary Konior in size 20 silk... yes, silk! If you haven't tatted with silk yet, you are missing out on a very special experience!

Oh, and the indulgence... I bought one of the Shuttle Brothers engraved silver shuttles as an anniversary present to me! Dave told me years ago that if I wanted jewelry, I had to buy it for myself because it just didn't do anything for him. Well, I count this beautiful shuttle as a luxurious piece of jewelry for my hands! I guess I must like me! I wonder what my next indulgence will be? ; )


  1. You are so lucky, and there is nothing wrong in idulgencence
    Never tatted with silk, but the silver shuttle is beautiful - envy, envy!!!! I've more trouble with envy!!!!!!!

  2. It would help if I could spell

  3. Good for you for indulging yourself! Love the piece with the woman sitting in your CQ. Someday....

  4. Oh...drooling!...beautiful colour in the silk thread, beautiful shuttle. Well done, keep on spoiling yourself.

  5. Congratulations on being the first winner of LadyShuttlemaker's giveaway.

    Lovely shuttle. Lucky you to be able to indulge, :)

  6. Oh, that is so cool that her HDT goes nicely with your block! Congrats and can't wait to see that finished block! Your work is coming along so nicely!

  7. congrates! lucky lady. and nice shuttle. hope to try doing CQ block someday.

  8. The quilt block is so pretty and the HDT is a perfect match!! And your Silver GR-8 shuttle is so awesome. I love using my GR-8 shuttles. I didn't even know they made a silver one. Thanks for showcasing it.

  9. Wow, that is one gorgeous shuttle! ...Diane, I sent you an email and it got kicked back to me. Please reasure me that everything is ok with you.

  10. Hi Diane,

    Wow! Keeping up with you is like trying to catch the Energizer Bunny!

    First of all - congratulations on your anniversary! Glad you had a nice day.

    Next, you're really making progress in the CQ world! The colors are beautiful, and tatting is a perfect embellishment. And Sherry's thread IS perfect! I'm afraid I haven't mastered the embroidery part of CQ. I needed templates to get the stitches spaced evenly on my tree skirt!

    Then there is the knitting! Socks, dishcloths. And doing several at a time!

    In addition, organizing things in the computer - something else that takes time - and computer savvy!

    But this is what I mainly wanted to write about. I was delighted to discover that you tat using (what I call) the 'crochet hold'. I thought I was the only one!
    I wouldn't be able to tat otherwise!

    Always enjoy reading your blog!

  11. Wow! BEAUTIFUL shuttle! I haven't worked with silk yet - I'm still too tat accident prone...

    I was blog hopping and when I saw this blog I thought of you. She has a lot of tutorials on different embroidery stitches - some I've not seen before.

    :) Ann

  12. Hiya,
    It is hard to see the shuttle in your picture for it is wink back at your camera. I have one of these shuttles. Mine is a celtic one and I had them personalize mine. I have mine and my husband's name on it and the date we got married. It is a beautiful shuttle. It also has Celtic Dream Weaver on it it is very special and personalized too.

  13. I missed this!

    What wonderful colours in the photo! Your work is progressing so well! The silver shuttle is a perfect indulgence. Enjoy it!
    Fox : )

  14. Let's hear it for INDULGENCE; too many women think they don't deserve that special item (what ever their choice may be) ~ Fie, I say! We all deserve our heart's desire at least once in a lifetime ~ or many times during one's life. Good for you!
    The shuttle is stunning and I enlarged the photo so I could see the fabrics...just yummy.
    I love tatting with LadyShuttleMaker's silks. I have a box full (yes, I DO deserve it ~ I've said it and I'm glad) of her silks. The hard part is choosing WHAT project to use the silk upon ~ because it is special.
    Right now it's going to be a part of "Sheep" doily ~ the trellis will be "Middle Earth" color in her silk. X Bev


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