Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Barrette Progress

Shabby Vintage Bridal
Good morning, dear readers!
We are enjoying a gorgeous morning in the Piney Woods.  It's best to do whatever you need to early in the morning as the afternoon temps are quite high.  Plus, the humidity is downright oppressive.
I have been making progress on the rhinestone barrette:
The overwhelming color choice was the Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in "Mauve Orchid", so that is what I'm using on the first barrette.  I'm planning to use "Subtle Elegance" on the second one and may also include some White Lotus pearl accents on it.  The second one will be more appropriate for a bride, but it seems as though the current trend is for a dash of color for many brides.  I know that I had color in my hair for my wedding- and that was over 20 years ago!  Guess I was ahead of my time.  Ha!
The Mother-of-Pearl brooch is almost complete.  I'll feature it on another post after I give it to my Mom.  It must meet with her approval, you know!
Jocelin and I harvested 5 more crooked neck squash this morning, along with a mess of snap beans and some turnip greens.  Our garden is doing well this year.  It looks like we'll have plenty to put up and share.
Well, Rosie Fey is ready for a romp so I'd better see to her before heading into the Atelier.  I've got lots of tatting work to do and also a special event to plan.  Have a wonderful day & until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting! 


  1. That is looking gorgeous!!! :)
    I have a friend who has had 2 family members get married recently and the weddings were black and white. I was quite shocked cuz' the flower girl of the soon coming wedding in that family wanted a hot pink dress, but has now changed her mind to black(can't see that on a 4 year old, but oh well). :)

  2. Lovely piece and gorgeous colours, looking good so far.
    It's not good here in the UK, last week we had fine weather but its windy and rainy today, still not very warm either.

  3. looks very nice with the mauve

  4. Looking good..wish i had HALF your talent...LOL