Friday, December 17, 2010

The subzero temperatures and busy schedule at work are wearing me out. I didn't do much at all last night. I had just dozed off when I got a phone call but it was enough to refresh me. I ended up doing a little knitting, a little crocheting and a little tatting. Very little!

My son came home with his girlfriend so I spent a little time talking with her. I was about right here at the time and ended up stopping for the evening. It's a snowflake from Myra Piper's snowflake book. It seems like I've tatted every single snowflake in there but I haven't. I really don't remember doing this one before but if I did, it was a smaller thread. It was too much trouble to find a colored thread and beads to play with so I just tatted with white. I can't believe I'm doing that, but it will go in the dye pot. I think it will be quite awhile before we dye again but I'm still in the tat-with-white-or-ecru mode.

The rest of this post is about the buttons I ordered. These are from Gerry Krueger. I say "these" but this is the one I ordered and I didn't have time to scan it this morning so I'm using her etsy photo but I also received a hummingbird button and a smaller rose button just out of her lovely generosity!

I ended up with all these buttons after reading a post at Pat Winters' blog which featured a treaury and the buttons were part of it. I had a hard time narrowing down my choices!

Then the seller had a great sale going on AND free shipping so I bought even more! Embellished Life is the seller.

Etsy sellers are often very generous. It turned out that this set, the one I originally found on Pat's post, had to be remade unexpectedly. She did so and sent them out immediately. I can't wait to find a project for them!

5 comments:

  1. Now that you've started dyeing, I don't think there will ever be such a thing as plain white again. I can't wait to see what colors you used for this one.

    I love those buttons, especially the purple set at the bottom.

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  2. A new Year resolution...learning to tat...I love the lacy look..so delicate. you do such a beautiful job.

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  3. You have such nice, even tatting...

    and I love those buttons!

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  4. Those buttons are scrumptious!

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  5. I agree with Suztats, the buttons do look good enough to eat.

    I have to resist looking at that site, although the exchange rate is so good at present maybe I could take a little look.

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