Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Egg Epiphany

From The Easter Egg Book:

#12 Anchor Perle from Liyarra

What does one do with a bunch of tatted eggs?  Grand kidlets! 
They still are impressed with the string bits!

Here are the eggs so far:


One more to go for the lad that fell in love with Shrek, his word for green thereafter. 
This is my plan for Grahamy:


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Not pleased with my last Karey Solomon heart, nor anything I have recently tatted, (we tatters are our own best critics, n'est ce pas?) I decided I would really apply myself in this second go-around.

I see a difference, so have decided not to chuck the shuttles just yet!

Milford #40 from Liyarra

This is the one from a few days ago:


That Milford almost drove me to distraction! 
So much splitting!
: ))

22 comments:

  1. Milford suck....Not the reason I sent it to you though!! It was just to give you a range to choose from!!
    I found it twists and splits and is coarse to tat with.....Glad to see it wasn't just me!
    HOWEVER...... your heart looks fine!
    Love the Easter Eggs!

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    1. Yes, it was quite the challenge. I thought you were trying to send me to the madhouse!
      xxoo
      Fox : ))

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  2. Your hearts lovely. Just looking at them does not show the aggrevation you had with the thread. I've been admiring your eggs. The beads are a nice addition.

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    1. Thanks, JB!

      The kids like the beads... So do I!
      Fox ; )

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  3. Die Ostereier und die Herzen sind wunderschön, das Garn gefällt mir sehr gut und ist sehr passend.
    Lieben Gruß Cornelia

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  4. The latest egg looks like it's got yummy (blocks of) candy in the middle! Ooohhh...
    What?! You haven't contracted my 'tatting issue', I hope. :p The purple heart looks absolutely fine.

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  5. I like so much this striped block tatting! The lilac heart would be really nice on lavender bag:)

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  6. It's not too bad - the Milford thread. Easily available, and the only problem is that it twists a bit. One of the Qld Tatters worked the Honey Napkin using Milford 20 and it was stunning!
    I remember all the dragons you made for your grandchildren a couple of years ago, Fox - hope they will love their eggs too!

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    1. I wish I had done those dragons later... Who knows where they ended up. These eggs are an afterthought, not like the planning that went into the dragon project. I remember thinking that they were unappreciated. : ( but, the kids were very young and my own two were not enthrallld with their mother's strange hobby!

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  7. I sometimes find Milford a bit overtwisted, but I haven't had problems with splitting. The lilac heart looks perfect!

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  8. I really love the first egg, it looks like candy in the center. You always do very nice tatting.

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  9. I see a difference! I think your lilac version is much better, more even, better shape. :-)

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  10. The lilac heart looks lovely. Hmmm Milford splitting? I like that the Milford is a sturdy thread. I guess we all have our preferences. The little eggs are so precious. I am glad the grand kidlets appreciate tatting.

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  11. Very unique egg!! :)
    And wonderful eggs and hearts!!! :)

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  12. Hi Fox

    Lovely set of eggs so pleased the grand kids will benefit. I am sure they will treasure them.
    Don't fret and don't throw your shuttles away just because of a bit of thread.
    Love to Gian
    Margaret

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    1. Oh no! You should know by now, Margaret, this is just my brand of tongue-in -cheek humour!
      xxoo
      Fox. : )

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  13. Your eggs are very pretty! I enjoy seeing the color combinations you choose,

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  14. I'm impressed, too! Cute eggs perfect for Easter, and all your tatting is beautiful to me. I admire your quest for tatting perfection.

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