So last week was a pretty busy week. I have been trying to do a bit of spring cleaning but I have been finding out that I probably shouldn't have saved so much for the spring time LOL! It kind of feels like I celebrated international tatting day a bit early. Wednesday I had planned to ride the ferry across the to knock something off my bucket list. This little jaunt put me in the direct path of coming across several thrift stores, 2 Jo-Ann fabrics, and 2 Hobby Lobbys. It seems my vehicle just cant seem to drive by any of them without stopping...ok, ok I know I cant blame the vehicle but that is my story and I am going to stick to it. I ended up bring home a couple balls of vintage JP Coats thread, a couple balls of Lizbeth thread (the selection I found was very slim), some cool buttons to try to tat around and a starlit shuttle. The shuttle is giant compared to the small clover shuttles I have been using so I am not sure how quickly I am going to be trying it out but I will add it to my collection. I can tell it will hold much more thread which may come in handy at some point. I am looking forward to trying the Lizbeth thread out. I kind of ran out of time to explore each store for as long as I would have liked but I also didn't want to miss the ferry.
It was a beautiful spring day and a perfect day for a ferry ride. The ride was only half an hour but I spent every minute of it sitting outside at the front of the boat shuttle tatting. I had one person stop and comment on my tatting. She said that her grandmother used to tat! That sure made me smile.
I spent the week trying to find a motif to give to a lady at church that has given us some eggs and a couple of homemade rolls for Easter dinner. I did these lil guys but they are super tiny and I wanted something a bit bigger. I feel really bad because I cant re-find where I got the pattern from for the tiny one. The bigger ones are from Marilee Rockley. These will be #12 and 13 of the 25 motif challenge. These were all done with a needle.
The pattern is from Sheila Edlunds and this too was done with a needle. There were several mistakes in the pattern that I didn't catch until it was too late so I really dislike how this one turned out. I absolutely HATE the colors I used so needless to say this one is going to be put away in the tat of shame box. So come Sunday I still have not come up with anything to take. Oh well I guess there is always next weekend