Yes, I got some "color" tatting in! This is Fox's Abigail. The center is some Altin Basak and the outer part is a Lizbeth thread. I got to empty a shuttle in the process! At first it seemed like it was going to take me forever to tat this, but next thing I knew, I was in the gate and ready to close it. Very nice design Fox!
This is how I spent my Saturday afternoon. This class wasn't in the library calendar that was sent out. In fact, I only knew about it because one of the organizers emailed me and asked if I wanted to participate. I love taking Rena Brouwer's classes. In fact, we talked today about how long ago it was that I took the first class. It was decades ago. My two youngest sons were toddlers and the older of the two hit 30 last summer. I remember especially the class with baby robins on a branch. I bet I painted that one 4 or 5 times after I got home because I loved it so much and wanted to perfect it.
I really didn't think I was doing very well even though both Rena and the lady across from me got excited about the colors early on. Then the lady across from me went on and on about how the light looked in the snow. I couldn't see it at all. Now that I'm home and can step away and look at it without a brush in hand which makes me want to-do-something-more, I'm pleased (mostly) with how it turned out. There's a fluffy area behind the tree that I'd like to do something more with but chances are that I won't. At least not now.
I had to make a trip to the post office Saturday morning to drop off a package and to pick one up. I love packages from overseas! You get cool stamps and cryptic little notes on the envelope. This one came from S.Africa and I've been expecting it since I ordered it.
(Ha! Just realized my address showed which led to me learning how to edit a photo in serif and export it as a jpg!)
Inside was a pristinely wrapped package, tied with very thin twine. I love feeling fiber from other places.
And here it is! I ordered this from Jezze who designs and prints her own fabric. She does a lot of other things too. I originally happened upon her blog when she showed some tatting but there's not really a lot of tatting on there, so it went into my "other" bloglist. I recently saw this small notebook cover made from her fabric and it was affordable for me so I ordered it. See that sweet folded paper doily? That was her thank you note to me.
I'm pretty sure it will hold the small moleskin I carry in my purse but it already has a little tablet in it. I might just switch them out. The fabric is heavy duty, like canvas, so I think I'll have it a LONG time. I love how she uses a ribbon and button to simply close it. I'm not sure you can see but there is an additional small pocket on the left which will hold a pen and perhaps some small momentos I tend to gather when I'm out.
Okay, I've been meaning to post this photo for quite awhile and keep forgetting. I found these when I was sorting through a box. They look like darning eggs but are quite small. I have NO CLUE what they are! Does anyone know? I bought them at a thrift store ages ago and I suspect I thought I'd use them for doll heads in soft body dolls.
OWOH starts today. I can join in at any time and may wait until Monday if I can't get my offerings done before the end of the day. I'm going to have three prizes this year and the third isn't ready. Yet. (The event does not begin until after midnight tonight so it will be Monday anyway before I post about it!)