Actually, this week I have been working on these two bookmarks for a bookmark exchange through the Tatting Forums. Mainly I was trying to get that spiral tail to work as wonderfully as I've seen others on blogs - but I just don't get it quite as even as I'd like to. Here's just a peek until I mail them off to my partners this week:
I just made a chain of the 2nd half only of a double-stitch. Some directions I have say to do this, only stitch over either 3 strands or a thicker piece of thread creating a "padded" spiral. I tried using a thicker piece of crochet cotton, but I couldn't quite figure out how to make that extra piece of thread stay put, and without the ends showing when I got done. Is there a trick to that? Or maybe a good source for directions? I'm sure I am once again making it harder than it really is :)
I received one bookmark exchange this week - it's so much fun to get this kind of mail:
And in my favorite color - blue! Size 80 thread no less - it's really quite delicate and pretty. Many thanks to Tattabugg - she was so prepared for this exchange!
The only other accomplishment I have for the past couple of weeks is emptying shuttles. I have been sitting in my new woman-cave making butterflies to empty shuttles and have plenty of business cards ready to hand out. Not that anyone is knocking down the door to join us, but I'm prepared for when they do!