I am so excited about the finished piece! It is better than I had ever anticipated; I am strutting about, chest puffed out to there, like a veritable peacock!
Thank you Vinnie, for such a great learning pattern. (Spring Doily) I really have stretched with this one and feel so much more accomplished for having stuck with it.
The thread was Lizbeth #20, one that I had tucked away and never used. It was terrific; shiny, smooth, well dyed and consistent - you just never know!
On to the more mundane... Not tatting!
The Boss is going to be four years old next month, and her mom told me she is most upset as she has lost one mitten of the pair that I made for her last winter. I was instructed that the best gift I could give her would be another pair if mitts, but they HAD to be pink AND blue. The Boss' s newest fave. Hmmm.
Well, I searched and found the perfect yarn. Here is her birthday gift:
Not to worry - there are small tatted motifs stuck on the card, inside the balloons and on the inside of the card itself. Naturally.
The mitts are wrapped in pink tissue and folded into a small, pink and blue metal princess box. Very cute!
The Boss's Little Brother, who just recently turned One, will receive a gift tomorrow; he shall have a new hat. As he has a gigantic head, he has outgrown all the hats I have made him!
This kid is an astoundingly handsome little guy, if you can imagine Patrick Swayze as a baby! Sounds so bizarre, but I showed his pic to some colleagues at work and they agreed!
Not such a bad thing...
Oh, I almost forgot. I am in the midst of the border for Mini-Boss's socks. I forgot to take a photo of her pink hat with the beaded trim before it was sent off to NYC.. This time I will try to get a pic of the finished socks. They are so cute!
I feel amazingly free at the moment as I have finished all my projects; am happy with them and wondering what of the long list of 'want to tat's to begin! It is a lovely feeling.
I am going to seriously attempt to do just one thing at a time, as I get so stressed with too many going on simultaneously. What is the good of stress, I ask you?
Let's see if I can keep it to one... or maybe two, or... well....we'll see.