Thursday, March 13, 2008


My exercise routine takes up a lot of time, but I don't mind! The day passes very quickly when there's something that has to be done every hour. Besides, I can see and feel improvement!

This is what I was able to accomplish with tatting yesterday. I'm not ready for finer threads yet, so I'm sticking with size 10... luckily I have a little of that lying around! I wound three shuttles with thread before starting. I wanted to make sure that I'd be able to finish what I'm working on. I've made this piece before, but with all the pattern reading I've done over the past 10 weeks, I realized that there were some ways I could make my tatting look better, so I'm trying it again. I'm sure it's too soon for you to tell what I'm working on... maybe you'll be able to tell more tomorrow!

This shuttle is very special to me. After Dad passed away, I commissioned Dave at Grizzly Mountain Arts to make this memorial shuttle. Dad admired Dave's work and bought one of his scrimshaw shuttles for me last summer. Dave has started making a series of numbered shuttles, which he sells in his Etsy shop. They are very light weight, smooth, and a joy to use! If you're interested in buying one, you'll need to check his shop often... they are listed when he finishes making them (one at a time, of course), and they sell quickly!


  1. Diane, Dave was so excited to see you had featured one of his shuttles on your blog! He took a lot of pleasure in doing your memorial shuttle because he knew how much it meant to you. Jo :)

  2. Jo and Dave, it's a pleasure for me to feature pieces I have purchased from talented artists I have met through the Internet! Hand-crafted items have been an integral part of my life, and I hope that sharing my finds will encourage others to support the work of artists everywhere!

  3. Very pretty. You are doing a great job. I'm sure you enjoy using the special shuttle. Keep up the good work.

  4. That is a beautiful shuttle. What a nice remembrance. Glad to hear that you are feeling improvement in your arm.


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