|Two more horses|
tatted in the car.
AUGH! Instead of working on my Gingerbread Boy, I have been tatting more horses on paperclips. In addition to the first one, I have completed #2 in Lizbeth® 40 Pink Cocoa #166 and #3 in blue and taupe HDT from Shuttle Lab Trends (size 20, I think).
Here is a photo of the thread. I have lost the label, so I don't know the name or the size. AUGH! Hope Bates created it...by any chance, could Hope -- or another reader -- fill in the blanks?
|HDT from Shuttle Lab Trends|
I responded, "Any size 20 variegated thread that looks vaguely "horsey."
Palomino -- golden, yellow or tan
Bay/Chestnut/Roan -- reddish-brown to brown or rust to dark brown
Pinto -- brown and white patches of color
Plus, Pink Cocoa #166, Sea Shells #114 and Autumn Apple Pie #169.
Even though I am sure someone will want to tat "Black Beauty," I asked not to have black on hand. It is simply too hard on the eyes unless tatting under a very bright light. Shop lights are good, but not bright enough for black thread.
Après moi, le déluge
And then the shop owner dropped the bomb...could I tat up more samples?
I wanted to scream, "No!" (Why didn't I say no?)
Shouldn't I be completing projects (Gingerbread Boy, felt partridge, heart to send to JB) already in progress rather than starting something new?
CrazyMom suggested that the shop owner (who both needle and shuttle tats) create the additional samples herself. What a wonderful suggestion.
But I opened my mouth and out came the words, "Well, these don't take very long to make, I can make another one for you in Autumn Apple Pie." AUGH!
So, horse #4 is in progress using Lizbeth® Autumn Apple Pie. I am sure that Lizbeth® Sea Shells will also make a pretty, pretty, paperclip pony. And Lizbeth® Pink Cocoa is the stuff of little girls' dreams.
It's a good thing we have so many scrumptious threads to choose from, with hand-dyed threads on the top of this Unrepentant Thread Junky's list, followed by drawers of lovely Lizbeth®.