...and buys this AMAZING book!
Book lust. I saw this at the Tat'n Chat and was instantly captivated. "Come to me, precious, little book," I was heard to murmur. What's a girl to do?
This book is absolutely a necessary addition to my tatting library, even though I promised I would be frugal. My loss is Deb's gain over at DS9Designs! So much for promises.
Who has posted tatting from this book? I would love to see some squares tatted up.
I have another confession.
See that pretty blue shuttle. It's new. Right after the Tat'n Chat, after I watched Susan tat with her lovely plastic blue shuttle from Zeller's that cost just over $3.00, I figured I could detour on the way home; after all, the cost of the shuttle is less than a couple of cups of java! Ah, self-indulgence!
It is interesting to me, that I got so mesmerized by watching someone else tat. Her hand motions and the way her thread was manipulated through the shuttle - I could not tear my eyes away! Somehow there is the thought that if I had a shuttle like Susan's, I would be able to emulate her hand movements and would become as elegant a tatter as she! What is THAT all about!
Often, when I have had only a book in my hands, I have been somewhere and watched a woman knitting. At these times, my palms actually would begin to itch; I could hardly wait to get home to break out the needles!
Anyway, I bought three of these little beauties and am enjoying them a lot - not as much as my Pop-a-Bobbins by a long-shot, but they are really nice to tat with! I do not like Aeros one bit, but these cheapy bobbin shuttles I love. Go figure.
This is the mess I have created trying to tat like Gina.
This is GINA's tatting, NOT MINE!
Is it not a thing of beauty?
This is my goal. Gina certainly was spot on when she said that this Iris pattern is a "bear" to tat. It is.
I am so afraid I will run out of these wonderful supplies - my favourite pink dollar-store beads that I cannot find anywhere, and the last of Heather's pink and white HDT.
I am not a believer in tatting with thread you do not care about the first time you try a pattern. If I use stuff I like a lot, I am apt to be more careful. I just make sure there is enough for the second go that I know I ALWAYS have to do!
When I advise customers about yarn for their knitting or crochet projects, I always suggest that they purchase yarn they love; otherwise one could get bored or fed up when things don't go as planned, which is all the time.
Using fibre one loves, I find keeps the soul nourished, and even though there are mistakes and the finished item may be less than anticipated, it is still cherished. That's my story!
Gotta go and work on that heart...
Oh, almost forgot.... Head over to Sherry's blog for a terrific giveaway! She must be feeling better! Yahooo!