Isn't this little teacup with the candle inside cute? I saw it and just had to get it for a Tatting Tea Tuesday post. It's from a candle shop in Silver Dollar City, Missouri. They pour a lot of candles there, in the most marvelous scents! This one happens to be Bayberry. They make the candles right there in the shop; you can watch and talk to them about what they are doing. They also have a dipping station where you can dip your own candles. You actually buy white candles in any of several different sizes (4 inch, 6 inch, 8 inch) then you dip them in different colour waxes for any color combination your heart desires. I had a picture of the ones that I dipped but it seems to be lost in cyber space somewhere. It will have to be shared on a different post.
The lovely little doily the cup is sitting on was designed by the wonderful AnneB (Anne Bruvold), she who designed the Minor Norwegian Flying Dragons. I tatted it a while ago and thought I had shared it here on my blog but I haven't found it, so I must be mistaken. I know it was done in size 30 thread but I don't remember in what brand or color, and measures about four inches across. I'm sharing it now because a friend of mine asked if I would make her one. The pattern for it can be found here
. If you are interested in more of Anne's patterns, you can find them at Nuperelle.net (there be dragons!) Some are in English and some are in Norwegian.
This morning I got up and took the pictures of the teacup and doily, several of the dipped candles, then worked on adding the suggestions of the test tatters to Heart's Honor bookmark. I didn't get any tea drank or any tatting done during all that. I did tat a whole ring and chain at my in-laws' house (not of this doily, another project) and then, well, a mess. I was being soooooo careful with my tube of size 10/0 seed beads when I spilled the entire tube of them all over the floor. So instead of tatting I picked up seed beads. The tube says it has 10g of beads and I must have spilled 9.99% of them - there were only about a dozen lonely beads left in the tube when I picked it up. Most have been recovered but quite a few went into my purse, which will be emptied and de-beaded at home.
I didn't get the pattern for Heart's Honor up yet - I had hoped it would be today - but it should be in a few days.
"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost." Russell Baker
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