Thursday, May 17, 2012

Seen on eBay -- teardrop shuttle

I saw this unusual shuttle for sale on eBay. It is out of my price range, but very beautiful!

Here are a few details about the shuttle: 3" long, silver plated,
drop shaped, bird-in-a-pond design on both sides. Post is marked: "Pal"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Peacock Blues to the Rescue

How did (do) lacers do it?  Spend hours upon hours creating lace using only white threads?

I admit with pride that I am a "color girl" when it comes to lace.  Tatting multiple snowflakes in white lasted only for two -- adding colored beads to help break up the monotony.

The thought of loading up my new shuttle with more white thread damped my enthusiasm, so it was Lizbeth® 40 Peacock Blues to the rescue!

Here is the outer round of Celtic Snowflake © 2012 Jane Eborall.  I wanted to have completed this round before taking photos, but time waits for noone.  Almost done...on the final repeat.

Jane's pattern calls for beads, but I got so focused on winding this gorgeous blue thread that I forgot to add them, so this round will be plain.

 And another photo showing the lovely color in morning light.  Oh color, how I love thee!