Well, maybe a snail doesn't quite count as an animal, but I couldn't find my book of animal patterns (I didn't look very hard), so I turned to this favorite. Nancy Tracy at Be-stitched offered this pattern a few years ago, and the pattern can be found here. It's funny, the first time I made this, I thought it was so complicated! I've come a long way with my tatting, because I found it very simple this time around! I used size 20 Lizbeth, color #601.
This shuttle is another of Chris Hinton's (The Shuttle Shop). I bought it as an anniversary present to myself. (Dave prefers when I choose my own presents!) It has an opal set in the top, which is significant because it is the birth stone for October, and we were married in October. I have many beautiful shuttles that I love to use, and I thought it was about time for me to start sharing their beauty with my friends!
I'm a retired elementary computer teacher/librarian, mother to four, grandmother to seven. I love lace. I love books. I love to collect. Now that I'm retired, I know I'll never be bored because I have so many interests, as well as the goodies I need to indulge my whims!