Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Acorn Project

I started a new project today.  It was inspired by the large white oak acorns my daughter loves to find in the woods.  I have found the perfect colors for this project- Valdani size 8 pearl cotton in colors  M1000 "Lime Sand" and  O178 "Tead Dyed Stone".  Pictured below are the materials I've gathered:
The spoon in the center was carved by my husband.  It's a Welsh love spoon.  And yes, it was carved out of a solid block of wood.  Talented, isn't he?!?
Here is the beginning of the piece:
And the second round:
We are finally getting some Fall temperatures around here.  It has been wet, damp and cool all day.  That means my finger joints have been giving me fits.  I was not able to tat as much as I would have liked.  Still, I made a fair start on this project and on another project using the beautiful bronze thread featured in yesterday's post.  I'll take images of that one and share at a later date.

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I think I will go and make myself a nice cup of hot cocoa then get back to the tatting needles!
Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. That spoon is sooooo beautiful!!!! So much talent in one house!!

  2. Your start is looking very nice, and that's a wonderful spoon.

  3. Wow what a gorgeous spoon, he is very talented to make that. Your beginnings to your new project look good,

    Its getting colder here too, and the forcast says a frost tonight, the first one of the season

  4. I have been inspired by your projects with the Valdani thread.....however, I went to the site to order some threads and EVERY varigated colorway I wanted to order was sold out in size 8!!!!

  5. The spoon is wonderful! Such work! I, too, ordered some Valdani both size 8 and 5. It is beautiful, too beautiful to use!!! I just like to look and admire them. Lovely tatting.