I have been busy getting the house and Atelier prepped for summer. While I would not trade living in the deep south for anything, the summers are particularly brutal. The heat and humidity make for a sultry, sticky environment. So, before it gets really hot (that means before it starts hitting the 100's on a regular basis) we are servicing the AC and making sure the windows and doors are properly insulated. I require a comfortable, non-sticky atmosphere for my tatting!
While I'm at it, I think I'll go through all of my pitchers and water bottles. The fridge needs to be loaded with plenty of water, tea, colas, lemonade and jello.
Oh- I recently acquired a couple of cute brooches that will be embellished for my Romance of the Piney Woods collection:
This is a gold filled circle brooch with cultured seed pearls and Persian turquoise accents. I'm thinking that Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S49 "Subtle Elegance" is what I'll use on this one.
This is a simple gold filled filigree circle brooch. It will have silver peacock pearl and Swarovski crystal accents along with a few rounds of tatting in Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S204 "Forgotten Lavender".
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Well, I had better get busy with the summer prep work. After I get that knocked out, I'll work on a special tatting project. Have a great day & until tomorrow~