Monday, December 26, 2016

A jar of thread

My husband and I were on our way to his family's place on Friday when we stopped at a couple of antique stores. At the second place I found a half gallon jar full of thread. I wasn't sure if I should get it or not so I put it back and wandered the rest of the shop.

I put a lot of things back as I 'think about it' and never go back to buy it, but this jar of thread would not leave my mind. A quick loop back to the far corner and I had an early Christmas gift for myself.

There are 29 brand new balls of Lily brand thread, never been used and clean. Have no idea what, or if, I'll use any of it, but the jar looks pretty sitting on the coffee table.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Motif 39

This is Frosted Star doily from Traditional Tatting Patterns by Rita Weiss. The colors were inspired by one of @lakesuperior_beachglass stacked seaglass photos.

I've been wanting to do a seaglass inspired doily for a while. And this pattern with its little inset flowers reminded me of seaglass on a pebble-y beach.

When I lived on Whidbey Island, WA looking for seaglass was one of the precious few things that made me happy and peaceful to the core of my soul.  I enjoyed every cold, windy and sometimes rainy minute of it. Now I'm landlocked 2300 miles away but have my little jars of seaglass to remind me of the Pacific Northwest.