Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Glow in the Dark tatted Snowflake and a Butterfly


Ever since I purchased this thread from Deb Arnold of DS9 Designs, I have been waiting for an excuse to tat with it. It is NiteLite ExtraGlow by Superior Threads. I think it is around size 100.
Since everyone is on a snowflake fest I thought I would throw mine into the ring too.



This took me two days to tat since I can only tat about 10 minutes at a time before my hands start screaming at me. But at least I am back to tatting even if it is just a bit at a time.



One of my new favorite hand dyed thread is "ENCHANTMENT", I love the way it works up.

This is #9 for the 25 Motif Challenge.

24 comments:

Arty Lady's blog said...

Just gorgeous, the thread is so unusual and would certainly brighten up a Chrissie tree.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi there! Your new snowflake is awesome! I can totally relate to your glow in the dark thread curiosity! I purchased some lavendar glow in the dark thread from Deb earlier this year! I think it would be fun to get more colors, LOL! Haven't tatted with it yet, though! That frame you put it in is absolutely gorgeous! Do you mind telling me where you got that frame? I am looking for some gold frames like that for my Christmas tree since it would go perfect with my ornaments!

Your new thread is enchanting! I ♥ the colorway it is absolutely fabulous!

Rayanna said...

so beautiful. you are a trooper. Happy Tatting!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

No problem Chicky, I got them at Michael's Craft store last year. Perhaps they have them again this year.

Imoshen said...

Wow, I tried tatting with some Glow-in-the-dark thread once. It drove me nuts. I applaude you for actually doing it. I bet it's pretty in the dark.

Fox said...

Love that beautiful new thread - such soft colours!
Fox : )

TAT19540 said...

Sorry you can only tat short bursts. I'm praying that things get better and I'll try to be optimistic for you.
You are a braver person than me to tat size 100 thread. I first started out years ago on size 80 than moved up till I was in size 10. Now I do alot of 20 and have ventured to sizes 50 and 80 again.(But need magnifiers and lots of light to see .Lol)
Your work is always outstanding and inspirational to the rest of us! I love the glow in the dark, but probably never try it myself.

Miranda said...

Oh dear, another new HDT I can't resist. I love the colors, and so will my mom, just as soon as I decide what to make her with it.

Marty said...

YeeeHawww! Glad you're back to tatting, even if it's just a little (and I do mean *little* -- size 100 indeed!). I love that butterfly, and it certainly does work up lovely in your new color!

Anonymous said...

Just love the HDT and the glow in the dark thread. You are so gifted!!
Margaretha Qld Aust

❦TattingChic said...

Thanks Sherry! Maybe I will go check it out this weekend! :)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

How cool is that glow-in-the-dark thread! Imagine an entire tree decorated with those snowflakes!

Your new thread is gorgeous!

Jo :)

Ridgetatter said...

LOVE the new color....and you are right, it really did work up beautifully. Grams
PS Just have to keep tempting me, eh? LOL

umintsuru said...

Hi Sherry,

Great, you are tatting again. Please try not to overstrain your hands.

What a lovely gold frame to display your newly tatted glowing snowflake.

Your ew Enchantement HDT is such a soothing colour.

Wendy

Ninu said...

beautiful!!

Val said...

wow, the glow-in-the-dark snowflake's cool! very good idea! the finished product is very pretty.

of course your butterfly is too. great that you are back at tatting but do rest often and give your hands a break. :)

Tatskool said...

Oh that's so pretty, the butterfly and especially the thread, love it.

Tatting with 100 must be VERY tiring!

Carol Lawecki said...

Awesome colorway Sherry! Glad to hear you are able to tat a little.

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

The itty bitty 'flake is cute. The Glow-in-the-dark thread is awesome. I have some around here someplace, but where? I have no idea!

Your new colorways are looking gorgeous. See how it works up is making it hard to resist! Take it easy and rest those hands, girl.

Katie said...

I love the new color, it's soft & subtle, but still very pretty! Kudos on the glow-in-the-dark thread. That's a very nice frame for it as well.

Good job of pacing yourself, so you can continue to get some tatting time in, too!

I'm enjoying my new shuttle very much!!

sewmuchfun4 said...

How cool - glow in the dark thread! It's a beautiful snowflake! I LOVE your butterfly and the thread is beautiful! As Laurence Welk used to say, "Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!"

:) Ann

ancolie said...

Hello Ladyshuttlemaker !
I love your butterfly, it's a beautiful work and the thread is ... oh ! I don't find the word in english but i would like to have it too, sure ;-)
Happy tatting and best wishes
ancolie from France

Mercy said...

I really enjoy seeing all your pens, threads and shuttles. I certainly want to enter the giveaway.

Mercy
Viv's Tatting Quest Mom

Bonnie said...

I like the way the glow in the dark snowflake turned out. What a super cool idea.

Beautiful new thread! And your butterfuly shows it off perfectly. LOVE IT!