Thursday, April 16, 2015

Keep on Spinning!

It's no secret that Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel glass mat is my all-time-favorite pattern. I've mostly tatted it in size 20 and size 80, but I'm finding that I really am enjoying tatting it in size 10.


I know that I could have had it finished by now, but I'm really enjoying working at a leisurely pace.


Rita asked if I could make crocheted flower buttons in pairs for her. She has something special in mind, but I'm not sure exactly what she's planning. Of course I need to finish more than one pair so that she can get started!


My new shuttles by Ayumi Horiai arrived from Japan today! I guess I really liked the blue ones... I ordered on two different days and managed to choose the blue one both times. I wonder what that says about me? Do you think it means I like blue? ;-)

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  1. Love that mini doily glass mat!! :)
    Great button flowers again!! :)
    Such beautiful shuttles!!!!! :) Is there a link to where you can get them??

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    1. I belong to the Tatting group on Facebook. Ayumi posts her new shuttles there.

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  2. Your Japanese shuttles look wonderfully shiny. I think the spinningwheel mat would be a good size in size 10 thread. It would be interesting to see a comparison with one in size 80.

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    1. I'll try to remember to post pictures of the two sized together, Jane. I do have some in size 80.

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  3. Your Japanese shuttles look wonderfully shiny.

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  4. Your Japanese shuttles look wonderfully shiny! You must have shuttles from many different countries now.

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    1. Jane, I think you're right! I hadn't thought about it, but I have shuttles from South Africa, South America. Japan, Scandinavia... I'll have to take some time to photograph them with a map!

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  5. I never "got" the doily thing (mostly made jewelry). Then I recently made one in 10 - now I'm hooked! thanks for the inspiration! http://s19.postimg.org/cnh7aky6b/doily.jpg

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    1. Your doily is beautiful, Glenna! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. lovely lace work, I need to try my hand at those crochet button flowers, I love those. More beautiful shuttles.

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    1. Watch out, Lady Jane... those crocheted button flowers are highly addictive!

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  7. Love the spinning mat. Maybe I'll be able to acquire that book someday.

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    1. It's a wonderful book, Grace. If I had to give away all but one book, I'm pretty sure it's the one I would keep!

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  8. argh! I had typed a comment and somehow it 'vanished'. When you tat the pattern, it looks great in any color or size tatting fiber! Lovely shuttles, too.

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  9. Your spinning mat looks lovely,
    I think we can safely say you like the colour blue
    Lovely shuttles
    Margaret

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