I credit the four-leaf clover I found on Friday.
Saturday was the vernal equinox aka the first day of Spring. A few days earlier the Spring equilux passed virtually unnoticed.
Equinox means equal night. Equilux means equal light. Cool, huh?
Something I didn't know (thank you, Internet) is that for Persians, the vernal equinox also marks the start of Nowruz, their new year.
Happy Spring and Joyful Nowruz! Tonight Silly Hat Central will feast on Persian fare to honor enlightenment and new beginnings.
Spring FlowersWarm, pleasant rays have begun coaxing crocus from their sleepy beds.
The Sprout and I have ventured out for walks and playground adventures beneath balmy blue skies. The two hounds are frisking about in youthful abandon. This verve has spread to my tatting.
See this 3D flower?
It is an example of my ongoing color
The color changes in the flower are as short as in the edging below, but in pastel tints. My love turns to hate when the color volume is cranked up to bright.
Why do I hate this edging? Can someone please tell me?
Are there too many colors overpowering the design? Or is it in the intensity of the colors that
My hate turns back into love after switching to two solids (again in muted tones).
This lace just sings, doesn't it? It has a light, delicate appearance that mimics blossoms on a vine.
For anyone interested, here is a thread breakdown:
- The Jessica Rose – Signature quilting cotton, size 20, pastels, and Majestic/Handy Hands size 80, color 829, Christmas Green
- Spring Flowers 1 – Signature quilting cotton, size 20, brights
- Spring Flowers 2 – vintage Star tatting cotton, shade 125, and DMC Special dentelles, size 80, olive green
Julie Patterson's design is the shape of beauty. It would make a stunning handkerchief edging. I intend to use it as a trim for a future quilted ball ornament.
Whatever use you may have in mind, tatting it is a joy. And working through the color issues has breathed new life into my tatting.