Mary Konior Flowerpiece from Tatting With Visual Patterns
Ecru and Mountain Breeze Lizbeth Size 20
I got home from work today and got those last ends woven in. I used my Best Press to give it a little starch before I pinned it to my blocking piece of foam core. I decided to take it outside and get pictures of it before it's completely dry so I don't totally miss Wine Wednesday again :)
It's hot here today - about 86 degrees and sunny. My deck provides me with a nice place to sit after work and enjoy a little breeze and some shade. It's my favorite spot to sit and relax, and enjoy the birds and flowers and the sound of Little League bats cracking the ball at the little park next door. Very relaxing.
I am used to sewing and crocheting, which produce a finished project much faster than tatting, so it frustrates me that tatting is so slow going. I very much enjoy tatting though - I think it's much prettier than crochet. And even though I love to connect with other tatters and have a tatting group to share with, I like the fact that tatting is a unique craft that not many people do. It's not a "fad". It's a true art that takes skill, determination and concentration! I always tend to like unique stuff - I'm so NOT a conformist :) I'm just slow!
I continue to destroy my needle threaders. Does anyone else have this problem? Or maybe it just happens when I'm using larger threads - like size 20. Sheesh! I think I've been through several now, and need to stock up again. See? I pulled the threading wire right out of it. Again.
OK, it's Wine Wednesday, not Whine Wednesday! My wine today is from a local winery. (Yes! We have wineries in the midwest!) I usually enjoy red wine, and this is a Temperanillo from Spain that our local winery distributes. The wines that they actually make on-site are made from grapes grown in Minnesota (can you believe it?) that were developed at the University of Minnesota, mixed with grapes from California. This particular wine was on sale and within my budget :)
I think my next project will be a dragon - I've been wanting to try one! I think Michelle has talked me into it with her pretty Anne Bruvold dragons. Think I can finish one by NEXT Wednesday?