Sunday, March 13, 2016

Motif 33

This is Motif #18 from DMC's Tatting for Today. The thread is Lizabeth 108 Sherbert Delight and 644 Boysenberry Dk.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Thimble jar

We went to NW Ark to visit my mother-in-law last month and of course we had to check out a few local antique malls. Hubs collects double edge safety razors and shaving brushes (and actually uses them and displays them nicely in our bathroom). I collect clovers, specifically 4 leaf clovers, but anything that has clovers on it gets my attention. But just because it has clovers on it doesn't mean I buy it, I have to find it pretty. You wouldn't think so, but there's some ugly stuff out there with clovers on it. 

Anyway, I digress. 

At one booth there was this thimble jar. I've never seen anything like this before and was afraid to fall in love with it before I looked at the price. I turned the little hang tag over. $2! Yes, just $2! Let the falling in love commence! (I also found a pretty little clover tea cup and saucer a few booths over for $5 which is a very good buy as they usually go for $18 and up).

It looks big in the photo, but it's smaller than a cookie jar, about 5" tall. It's a nice little storage container for a few balls of thread. Kinda wish it was glass so you can see the thread.

Fast forward a few weekends and we're in Enid, OK at a little shop outside of town. I found the same jar. OMG! I could have a set! How cute will they look on either side of the DVD player?! $17? thank you. I may have paid that if I didn't already have one and had never seen one before. But it's just weird to have never seen anything, then see it twice in 2 weeks. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Motif 32 Springtime Doily

This is Springtime Doily from The Tatter's Treasure Chest edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep. This is another one of my paint color chip projects.  My tatting group loved the colors. I'm not sure if I like the silver on the outer round. I went back and forth on doing the last round with purple rings and green chains, or doing them both in the same color. 

I have two purples in my stash that I could have gone with, the one I used was a bit on the redish side, and the other one was a bit more blue. Neither one matched the color chip, and I could have used either one as they both looked good with the green. I went with the purple I did because I already had an almost full shuttle of it loaded and ready to go from a previous project.

The photo has a bit of a blueish cast to it, the colors are lavender, mid-green and silver/grey.