I had planned to tat peacefully all day, but ended up untangling LOTS of thread and saying very unladylike things about my puppy dog's tail. Lily Fey usually lays at the side of my tatting chair and only moves to give a warning bark to intruders or have her large head petted. Well, I made the mistake of talking sweet to my daughter's dog, Harry. Lily Fey had to jump up, wiggle and vigorously wag her whiplike tail to show me how cute she is, when disaster struck... her tail hit and knocked off my tray of bobbins (which are wound with Valdani 35 wt. and Sulky Blendables 12 wt. quilting cottons). They crashed to the floor and bobbins came out of their little slots and unwound themselves all over the place. I have spent the morning untangling said bobbins and wishing I had a couple more of the Clover bobbin towers (which are the most nifty-neato way to store your bobbins- I have 2 already).
As you can imgaine, my tatting mojo is almost non-existant today! Lily Fey is sulking on her pillow, giving me her most pitiful "I'm sorry, Mama" look. She is forgiven, of course, but she sure did put a huge kink in my plans. Oh, well... at least my dog loves me.
I leave you today with an image of a work-in-progress:
Not much progress, but I did start the foundation of interlocking chain-rings before our "mishap". This piece will be made using Valdani size 12 pearl cotton in M40 "Violet Meadows" and the planned accent pieces include 4mm Swarovski bicones in "Purple Velvet", Czech seed beads in "Matte Olive" and a selection of olive green dyed freshwater pearls. Updates will soon follow.
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