Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Old Fickle Dog Can Learn

I am surprised that I have ordered three balls of #20 Lizbeth! Who would have seen that coming?

However, after begging some samples from Diane and Frivole, I am happy to report that I quite enjoy the change - enough to actually make the purchase. The delivery costs are almost as much as the thread and that is in Canada, so it's a big deal!

I find that after fine thread, it is very pleasing to see the individual stitches  and half-stitches so very clearly, as with #80 that is just not possible. I am also liking the sturdiness:

How pretty is that? It is a pale blue colour that unfortunately is not showing up on the screen. This will be an egg from the Easter Egg book. I wanted something small to try before I ordered the thread.

Here is the #80 piece,  like the larger ones for the boys. I admit to liking this one much more because the pattern seems to really suit fine thread and beads. Also, the beads are the perfect colour with the lilac thread. I am happy with this.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

He's Busy..., not at all interested either in my mistake, or in my ensuing language as I hunted for the scissors.

Kitty Live Entertainment 

In the chain, there needs to be 2 picots. I had finished the row which was impossibly tight and then saw the reason. Sigh...always too late.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Two Down

The green one is smaller, though they are both tatted in #40. It's also not as pleasing, though I hope my grandson likes it because of the colour.

Now, on to the purple...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

And Then There Were Three

No more #40, but lots of #80 and Maeve loves purple,  so I thought I'd name a smaller motif for her, using the same pattern as the one for her brothers.

It is too bad the pinkish, opalescent quality of the beads is not evident on the screen. They are actually very pretty with this thread. :(

Almost done with Shrek!