...that I've gone back to my old Blogger settings. I discovered today that I am lucky enough to be among a small subset of Blogger users who cannot post pictures with the new editor. Lucky me! It took me a few minutes to figure out how to get back to my old editor. Whew!
I've finished the first round of the "Lucky Clover" doily from Tatting Patterns and Designs by Gun Blomqvist and Elwy Persson. I've had this book for years, but this is my first piece from it. I paid $4.95 for it at Borders. I think the Borders is long gone, and I'm pretty sure the book now sells for $9.95! I'm using Anchor color #131, size 40... very nice thread!
Yes, another "Stumpy" set (pattern by Kersti Anear). I "tidied up" my tatting area, and now I can't find the ball of thread, so I can't give you thread details. I was trying to put picots at each end to give it more of a shuttle shape, but I was busy talking while I was working on the second one, so it has no picots. I'm easily distracted!
This edging is reprinted from Tatting by Penelope in the Winter 2010 issue of the Helping Hands Newsletter from Handy Hands. The thread is Lizbeth #128, size 40.
I do love Anne Bruvold's "Dragon Wing Doily" pattern! This one's done in Flora color #209, size 20. I much prefer this piece tatted in multiple colors, but I wanted to see how it would look in this thread. It's pretty. It just doesn't have the wow factor I was looking for.
I've been reading a lot of posts regarding thread storage lately. I remember reading somewhere that plastic is not a good choice for thread, because it can become brittle. I'm sure that takes years, but since I have quite a stash of precious HDT, I decided to look into other possibilities. I was at Hobby Lobby today, and I found these archival, acid-free photo boxes on sale for only $2 each. What fun for me... I get to spend time going through my beautiful threads again!
I also read at InTatters that the beautiful new pastel Clover shuttles are now available at Handy Hands, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn Fabrics. So, I went to Handy Hands web site... sold out, on backorder. I went to Hobby Lobby... only two packs of Clover shuttles, not pastel. I bought them so that they will re-stock. Am I the only one who does this? Next, on to JoAnn Fabrics... 8 packs of Clover shuttles, no pastels. I bought two packs so that they will re-stock. I know, it's a bit silly, but at least I know I'll always have any empty shuttle somewhere in the house!
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