It's finally done! I actually had it all done on ITD except for the tatted-over marbles. Laying like this, the two triads together remind me of a butterfly and I was tempted to tat a body but haven't. Maybe in the next version. (update - I added a photo with more contrast but couldn't get it to show as well as I wanted.)
Here it is perched, waiting for a book to land in.
Ah, that didn't take long! All you can see are the marbles....or miniature crystal balls.
Doesn't it look perfect marking the page? Wings holding a page about wings!
It occured to me that you could stitch this down on a cloth journal cover too. This book isn't cloth, but I hope it illustrates what I mean.
Well, that was fun! The pattern again, is the triad on page 76 of Mary Konior's Tatting Patterns. The thread is Altin Basak, size 50, Renk no. 3053 which I assume is the color number. The marbles? Small ones I found in a big glass vase sitting on the register in the bathoom. I think I put essential oil in the jar to make nice odors. Must be time to do something else with them!
My taxes are done! I wasted six hours yesterday doing them. It's not that my taxes are complicated or anything. I usually mail them in but since you can pretty much file them online free, I decided to do just that. Lots of reading just to figure that out, never mind the horrendous mistake I discovered AFTER filing my State return. I have an amended version to send out in the mail tomorrow though. Plus I figured the Federal with and without itemized deductions, checked and rechecked, and settled on the itemized version. Just finding everything and sorting it and clarifying what I could and could not use.... Well, it's done and I'm glad!
On ITD, I also made great progress on the next figure in Plate I of the DMC Tatting book. In fact, it's done, but there are a few other things I want to try before I post it. We'll just say the white test version is done.
It's gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous out! High 70's, sunny, strong breezes which I actually enjoy. I didn't get to spend much time outside, but I could see it out the window. Right now, if I had a hammock or chaise lounge, I'd be out sitting in it.
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend too. I've had fun reading about your ITD adventures!