I finally finished the insulated cup I was working on.
I thought it turned out well. The kitty is from Nancy Tracy at Be-Stitched
which I actually made some time ago. I found it in a stack of miscellaneous tatting while looking for other things. This solves my problem of the one that ran away. I cannot remember what thread I did it in but I'm guessing it's size 20. The birds, butterfly and flowers are all things made while emptying shuttles in a variety of colors but mostly size 20 - I think the blue/white bird is size
40. The only thing I actually tatted specifically for this cup is the grass.
I didn't spend nearly as much time looking for background paper on this cup as I did the other one. I thought green would work well, but again, I didn't want it to be "flat". But I had a solution this time - a green stamp pad and a wadded up piece of newspaper.
I gave the finished cup to my grandson this weekend. I think he liked it, but there was so much going on that I think it kind of got lost in the shuffle. That's okay. I enjoyed making and giving it. Once things settle down he might notice it more.
I also gave my granddaughter the clothes to which I added tatting - and didn't get a good picture of her showing any of them off. This is not to say I didn't get some cute pictures of her, just none with a good shot of the tatting. As I mentioned, there was a lot going on. Maybe I can get her momma to take a couple of pictures for me.
I actually had a cup of tea this morning, but it wasn't while relaxing or tatting, it was while getting ready to go to Hobby Lobby. My sister, mother and I had a girls day out - a little shopping, a little lunch and a whole lot of talking - an almost perfect day. It just needed a little tatting in it. Well, maybe I'll get a little of that done tomorrow.
"The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat."
I had a really nice lunch this weekend at the Spaghetti Works. They have a gluten free menu☺
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