Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cheap and Portable

The sun was low as I hurried to get a quick picture so will you please overlook the quality? Thanks.
The marigolds in the lovely blue canning jar were a gift from Mother this weekend. Since you so seldom get to see flowers around here, I thought I'd include them.
The tatted horseshoe is today's quick stringplay and the wonderful pattern is courtesy of Be-stitched. Her e-newsletter arrived in my mailbox this morning perfectly timed. I had grabbed a little bag with my tatting shuttle and thread this morning with the intent of starting something while visiting my mother-in-law.
I always say that tatting is the cheapest and most portable craft you can do. You really don't even need a little bag as you could fit both in a pocket.
My favorite shuttle is only $5.95 now (was less when I got mine) and a ball of thread is even less.
Of course, who can be satisfied with only ONE ball of thread when they come in lovely colors and sizes?
What in the world am I going to do with a tatted horseshoe? I'll explain later. In the meantime, it was Sheep Shearing Day at the Norwegian Folk Museum this weekend. Why can't I go to Norway??


Mary said...

What a pretty tableaux!

Sheri said...

As always, your work is beautiful. The tatting, the embroider (love that!), the new scarf, the new bag. You just whip stuff out right and left. I can't seem to get with it with anything, so no new FO's from here.
I'm going to go look up tatting - maybe if they have pictures I'll get it. I have all the tools needed but could never figure it out.