These words are from one of my favourite childhood books “Ellen Tibbets,” and they have followed me around forever, made even more influential because I was always admonished that these two colours should NEVER be placed together.
I was about to put the shuttle away, having finished a small motif, when I paused and looked at the wonderful colours...red and yellow are right in there all right!
So, I loaded it up, grabbed another and started a new project:
This is the thread that Orsi sent me:
Anchor Mercer Crochet #80
I thought that I would have trouble with the tiny thread as I have not used it in a while, so I was most surprised by how different this #80 is from DMC, Star or other vintage #80 cotton threads that I have tried in the past.
This thread is fabulous! It is so easy to tat with and cannot be compared to anything I have used before. I understand why other tatters have said they will not use any of the old threads or certain other #80 threads ever again. There is just no comparison.
This stuff rocks! I love it. Imagine, #80! Thanks, again, Orsi!
...but so cute! I came back from the laundry room
to find Monsieur G on the bed, perched over my book!
Lastly, I completed this Jennifer Williams motif and have mastered that pretty celtic join. Though I did tat it before, I did not really understand what I had done. Now I do! : ))