My mistake brought a bit of good fortune to Shelby. As the kids were showing me their accomplishments on Thursday, we all got so excited about everyone's progress that I forgot to have Shelby choose a motif as a reward. Lucky Shelby... there was an angel among the motifs from Sarah!
I know that several of the kids were really looking forward to coming in to the library after lunch today, but there was a special activity planned by our building principal, so they'll have to wait until tomorrow.
In the meantime, I figured I needed to show the kids what can be accomplished. Yes, they know that I tat snowflakes and other adorable motifs, but I thought it would be good to show them that with a little extra effort, they can create something really special. Unfortunately, I gave away the doily I tatted before Christmas. ;-)
I've been meaning to tat from Mastering Tatting by Lindsay Rogers, but somehow my book just kept moving to the bottom of the to-do pile. The kids were asking me what an edging is, so I took the opportunity to start one.
I'm using size 20 Lizbeth Twirlz, #402 Purple Berry. This is a very pretty thread, but I have to admit that in certain light I find it hard to count my stitches because of the way the color "twirlz". There have been a couple of times when I thought I hadn't pulled the stitch up close enough, but upon further inspection saw that it was just fine, again, an effect of the twirl.
Next up... choose a hanky for this pretty edging!