Will the Ellen who left a comment on yesterday's Treat post please email me or contact me via private message on InTatters? I would like to get your Halloween ornament in the mail to you ASAP!
I spent the day playing with beads. It has been a while since I beaded on the loom, so I did a small strip to use on a future tatting needle book. Pictured below is the 100% wool felt that I will use for the interior pages of my needle book, the beaded srtip and a dyed paua shell cabochon that I beaded around and added tatting to.
As you can tell, I had a good time playing! Here is a better image of the cabochon:
The cabochon was glued to a foundation of heavy innerfacing, enhanced with beading, then tatting. I used the last bit of some Valdani 35 wt. quilting cotton I found in my remnants stash. I'll have to look on the site to see what the exact color # is. I may change out the tatting I did with a different color. (I placed another Valdani order earlier this week!)
Tomorrow I am planning a trip to my favorite local quilt shop in search of some fabric for the exterior of my tatting needle book and also for some festive Autumn yoyos. Let's hope my quilt lady is not gone to a show or other event and is open for plundering..er..shopping. I'll share my new acquisitions with you tomorrow.
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