I didn't spend much time tatting this weekend. My newest granddaughter is due the end of this month, and daughter Joanne requested flannel receiving blankets. Her wish is my command!
This is one of my favorite baby gifts. I buy a yard of flannel, trim off the selvedges, and round off the corners. Next, I put a wing needle in my sewing machine, and without thread I go around the blanket using basting stitch length. I like to use size 20 Cebelia for the single crochet, chain one edging. It's time consuming, but it makes a very nice blanket.
I did make a little progress with Doily VI from Tatted Treasures by Jan Stawasz.
I also spent a little time working on my Spinning Wheel in Teenybopper from Yarnplayer.
I recently ordered one of Jane Eborall's Wrap It Flip It Mark It bookmarks. I couldn't pass it up... it's blue! It arrived in the mail today, and I've already put it to use. Even though I love my Kindle, I still read plenty of hard cover and paperback books!
Look at what else was in the envelope...
one of Jane's button snowflakes! Thank you, Jane! I love it!
Last, but certainly not least, I received my two new custom-made shuttles from La Cossette today! I love using Starlit shuttles for hand-dyed thread. I can wind one skein CTM between the two shuttles and not have to cut and tie... very important for my Spinning Wheels!
I was fascinated when I read Frivole's post about her altered Starlits. I got up the nerve to ask her if she would consider making a pair for me, and she said yes! The purple is Florantique, and the green is Lace-lovin'. I especially love the green one... it goes with a shuttle that was sent as a gift from a friend in Pineville, North Carolina this past summer.
Don't they go well together? I can hardly wait to start another Spinning Wheel!