The beloved, self-proclaimed 'Old Git' (I think OG stands for Outstanding Genius, but whatever...), Jane asked for some sunshine, so I loaded some thread on some shuttles and thought, Yeah, I can do something....
Yes, it looks more like a star than a sun. If I would have thought about it more, I would varied the chain lengths, maybe made more, etc... I am, however, thinking this could easily be manipulated in a Christmas star, right? Do you see it? By the way, be kind: The sun really is just a big star, after all. ;-)
Now, for the clash! Before Jane's post, I was trying to cool off. I really hate spring and summer. They depress me. So much sun and it's so hot and it makes me feel all dirty. I mean, really, what's worse than stepping out of a shower and feeling dirty ten seconds later? Thankfully, my weather forecast is looking good: Air Conditioned for at least the next 90 days! LOL. ;-)
So, here's what I was doing:
Thread is LizBeth size 20 in white. Pattern is Elegant Snowflake from Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman. I am in love with this pattern! I went with the suggested thread amount and had a lot left on my shuttles, so there will be math involved when I tackle this one again. :-)
This one is tatted with blue perle cotton. I can't remember who sent me this *blush* I've had it for a while but never used it because it's so pretty that I didn't want to waste it. The pattern Ribbon-Floss Snowflake from the aforementioned book. I enjoyed it, but I pulled an 'oops' and tatted over the tail in the beginning ring so had nothing to knot at the end for security. This will end up on a card or something... or stiffened, maybe? Something that will make it secure. :-)
I know that I said I was hoping to announce the giveaway this weekend, but I still haven't sorted all of that out. I'm thinking I might hold off until the shuttles I ordered come in. I'm good with decorating them, yet, but I think I'd like to include one or two... maybe? We'll see. In the meantime, I'll start putting things together. :-)
Love and Happy Tatting to all!
P.S. A HUGE thank you to everyone that has commented/responded lately. I'm behind with e-mails, but I'll get on that tonight, hopefully! ♥
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