Thursday, January 02, 2014

Serendipidity?

The week before Christmas my friend closed her patchwork shop, after two years business. She had some tatting thread that she had ordered, when we hoped that people might be interested in learning, but now unsold it was just unwanted stock. I felt duty bound to buy some even though they were not colours I thought I wanted. The photo isn't very good...but they are classic DMC variegated threads.


Then last weekend, having not tatted for ages, I was travelling by train to Paris. I didn't want to take any of my multiple WIPs, as they are all at stages where I have to do something fiddly to carry on. I decided to do an edging, which means that I don't need to refer to a pattern, and it doesn't matter how much I do.
I chose an old favourite and the new unchosen threads, so that it wouldn't matter if it got lost or mistakes were made.... and I did this:
To my surprise the colours worked well, and it looks really pretty.
By the time I came home again I had done eleven repeats!
This is me tatting in Le Jardin des Tuileries.
We had a great time, and now I love those colours.
I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year, Bonne Année, Bonne Santé à Tous!

6 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Oooooh, I LOVE those colours. WOWWEEEEE

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

And I love Le Jardin des Tuileries! What fun to tat there - I'm so jealous!

Jane McLellan said...

Fabulous edging!Fun now and then to try colours we wouldn't normally choose.

Wattacukor said...

Very pretty :)

Mad Tatter said...

That's very pretty. I'd like to put it on one of my caps.

Fox said...

Hi, Snowy! Lucky you, tatting away in that wonderful place!

The colours turned out very nicely. - not my faves either, but very pretty in your tstting.

Have a hapoy, healthy and satisfying. 2014!
xxoo Fox. : )