Saturday, June 21, 2008

Coincidence or Providence??????

I was graciously given permission to post this picture.

Months ago, Karen and I had a talk about an angelic hand dyed tatting thread while we were taking Terry McGuffin's "Angels" tatting class at Shuttlebirds. I told her I would work on a new colorway and let her know when I was finished. Little did she know that I had the name "Karen's Halo" picked out from day one. I had not, however, decided what the colorway would look like.
I thought on it for a good long time, (in retrospect it seems pretty self evident) and came up with the golden silk blend. I was excited about the results, but I wondered if Karen would like it, since she never mentioned yellow/gold as a color option.
I knew that Karen rode a motorcycle, but I did not know what type of motorcycle it when she saw my post, I was sent this wonderful and oh so appropriate picture of her on the Goldwing motorcycle.
Is that cool or what?

Here is the next round and one more to go. It is far too big to fit in the scanner now. The final round will tie everything together. Even though I sketched this design awhile back it keeps evolving so I expect that there will be a few changes before it becomes a final draft.

I am still waiting to get back in to see the doc to figure out what my malfunction is. Most likely a blend of bacteria and allergies.

More HDT's to come very soon.

Oh, and I almost forgot:


On June 5th, Blogger introduced this "blog roll" option. I've been testing it out and have become addicted to it. It is easy to implement...much easier than a regular link list. You can set it up a few different ways, but I have set mine up to display the blogs most recently posted to first. Now I just look at my "blog roll" everyday to see who has been active and I can go right to that blog. It has saved me a bunch of time. Not all web pages are compatible with this function, hence the reason I have two link lists now.
I have tried to include everyone, but if you see that you are not included and you would like to be please let me know.

I know that some (as well as myself) have set up a google alert for "tatting". I have found this system to be very unreliable. Less than half my posts get indexed, it's very frustrating.

And one more thing....(I am full of it today)
happy birthday
To TATTYCAT! Happy B-Day Lala!


yarnplayer said...

That is so cool that the lady the thread is named after obviously favors that color - definitely Providence! I'm sure Providence will supply what you need for your health and all too (sending a little prayer up for you).
Your doily is going to be a real knock-out! Like I've said before, Sherry, you accomplish more when you are sick than the rest of us do in good health. (But we don't want you to stay sick!)

Linda S Davies said...

Now that was meant to be!!! What a fabulous bike. Friends of our have a Goldwing but my DH has TWO BMW bikes. Love your blog, Sherry!

Tattycat said...

Everything Yarnplayer said! I just got back home and saw the post and the birthday wish. Thank you so much. This is the first time I ever had a birthday wish posted for me on a blog. Your Lala appreciates it and is grinning from ear to ear. Now, the threads are both lovely as is the doily. I am so sad that you are not feeling better. Have you not been able to find a yoga buddy there? Maybe that would help you out with your feeling so bad and the homesickness.
We, especially me, love you!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Thank you Marilee, your words are very encouraging. I really apreciate them... especially coming from you! Hugs.

Linda, thank you! I really enjoy your blog too! I think you and Karen would make great friends!

Thanks Lala! I'm glad you are back!

TattingChic said...

What a cute story about the Karen's halo colorway and her goldwing motorcycle. I hope you get feeling better.
Wow, I thought the doily looked great the way it was I guess you're just mad about designing it right now, I guess I can relate to how you feel.

Yes, Happy Belated B-Day to TattyCat! I tried to comment yesterday, but it wouldn't let me, let's see if it works this time around!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Are you on a cruise TC???

Tattycat said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes TattingChic!

TattingChic said...

I'm sorry do you mean on a roll? lol...not sure what you mean and whose this "TC" that you speak of..LOL!!