At Christmastime I ordered myself a little present, the Scottish Heather collection of Oliver Twists hand-dyed machine thread from DS9 Designs.
I really didn't know what I wanted to make with these lovely threads, so I just left them sitting out in my sewing room to be admired.
Then, about a week ago, Erin at The Shuttle Shop contacted me about tatting some motifs for some of Chris's "Tatted Shuttles," which are epoxy shuttles with tatting embedded in them. I like using Kersti Anear's "Stumpy" for these shuttles.
I'm very pleased with the way these turned out, although I think a little bit of blocking is in order. : )