Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Done!

I swear this is the longest it has ever taken me to finish a relatively simple snowflake! I simply did not get back to it for days at a time. Last night when I blocked it, it looked like it had dirty places in it. I washed it with soap twice and it still looked like I'd touched it with tea-stained fingers. It's not showing up now so I don't know what that was all about.

I tatted this with thread that was on a shuttle from A. J. Smith. She had taped a tiny piece of paper on the shuttle that said #30 so I assumed that was the size of the thread. It seemed finer than that though. There's still more than half a shuttle left.

Got my tree up last night but no lights or ornaments on it yet. The weather is very mild right now so I'm considering going to 1/2 Price Books to get rid of a few boxes in my car tonight. That means I probably won't get any further with the tree. I really don't like driving that far at night during holiday season so maybe I'll just wait until the weekend. Better to look at dryers and lights instead. LOL!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, that is sweet that you used one of the shuttles from that lot you got from that lady's daughter! Your snowflake is very pretty!

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  2. All those decisions. What an exciting life you lead!!! VERY pretty snowflake and worth the effort.

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  3. Hi Gina. I am teaching myself needle lace using Grimwood's "Starting Needle Lace". I also have two of Lovesey's books, but they haven't proven to be too useful. Beautiful eye candy, but not too good in very basic instructions. Since you've already done Romanian point lace, you might get more out of them. When I posed the question on Arachne a few months ago, Barley's book was mentioned (sorry, can't remember the title off hand). I haven't seen that one so I cannot comment on it. I can't wait to see what you make - I'm sure it will be beautiful!

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  4. Nice work on that snowflake - it was worth the time!

    I've had that happen to me too, where the thread looks dirty when it's wet - only to look perfectly clean when it's dry. Weird.

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