Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman
I got tired of making white snowflakes, so I thought I'd use some pretty Messy Jessy thread [that Michelle was kind enough to share with me at our last get-together] and try my hand at climbing out of a round with a split ring again. Well, you can see where that went. I love being unique, but when I do too much of my "own thing" I confuse myself! So much for modifying on my own.
So, I started a flake that I was pretty sure I could get through with what thread I had left. And, now you see where that went! Aaaallllmmoooosssttt made it. I was determined to finish this one, so I finished it off with a matching pink. Dang it. If I hadn't experimented a bit, I would have had enough thread to finish. I guess it really doesn't look that bad. Kinda looks like I meant it that way. That's it. It was planned.
Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments
As for the Aerlit shuttles - I'm finding I really do like them. I just have to hold on to the shuttle back a little farther to compensate for the tail length. [Which, by the way, is quite handy for winding those bobbins.] The longer hook works fine also now that I've gotten used to it. I may have to invest in some more of these happy little shuttles :)