Now, first up we have birthday cards! These are not all of them, I accidentally left Sharon's in the office. :o(
Livi loved all of them.
Thank you to everyone that sent a card!
Frances even added a sweet little tatted heart with hers.
Also, Ladytats sent a cut little charm to go on Livi's scissors.
These little goodies are from the Eborall sisters!
The butterfly in the baggie is from Jane, she sent it for Livi's birthday when she sent the Roly Poly Bag that I ordered from her. :o)
The other three are from Sally. She sent them probably a month ago, but I never got around to photographing them. She very kindly let me order more plugs for Pop-a-bobbin shuttle. I miraculously lost the two that came with it.
I was delightfully surprised by the tatting that included :o)
Now, this is Jon's Chinese Coin Bookmark pattern
I made a "boo boo" on it though, can you see it??
I actually finished the bookmark before I left for out of town, and I have other tatting to show, but I will save it until my next post.
My Granny gave me some books!
The first one, has some really great color photos that will be great inspiration for colorways!
And the other actually has tatting in it and a picture of tatting shuttles on the back!
Livi did get her tractor ride!!!!!
|patiently waiting for that ride!|
|being goofy waiting for the ride :o)|
The ride... with the gorgeous background!!
And some color inspiration!!!
This is especially for Stephanie Grace:
The only color idea that comes with a little poem!
Cow Pie Surprise
The grass may be greener
on the other side,
but you'll have to look out
for the "Cow Pie Surprise"!
And of course, the first thing I did when I got home was hit the dye pots!
This is (drum roll please)
Please notice that the dark color is NOT brown, or black,
It's "black cherry", it's a very very very VERY dark purplish color
And then it's has a small section of lime green, so that the finished piece will be mostly black cherry with a suprise of firefly occasionally!
I am thinking about doing a MK Spinning Glass Mat in it, because it is the absolute best at showing off colorways. :o)
I will say this on the front end:
The only ones that are going to end up in the shop are the ones that don't have "stars"
However, if you would like a skein with "stars" then I will gladly send you one for free if you will either send me the money for shipping or if you happen to buying other thread from my shop, I can include it in that package.
When I say "stars", I mean that there is a white section where I failed to fully coat the thread with the black cherry. The stars are pretty much through the whole skein, so that means that any finished piece will have a white "star" (or a couple of stars) about every yard or so, unless of course, the "star" ends up as your core thread.
I know I have at least 2 size 20's
and 1 size 40 with "stars"
However, I guess if you were really good at the SLT you could get around the "stars" without them showing up.