Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Packing for Shuttlebirds has been interesting -- sort of, "Hmmmm...if I wear the same sox two days in a row I can fit in this extra ball of thread. WHAT?  No, no cleanliness is important, buy some thread when you get there!"  Since I decided to fly instead of take that 11 hour drive I've also been worried about what the TSA is going to take away from me.  Can I take a size 16 crochet hook?  Do I dare take the new Quad hook pen I got from LadyShuttleMaker?  Are they going to say I can't carry on all this stuff?  I'm trying to pare it down to minimums, but my minimums are rather maximum.  If I can decide on one good-sized project and just take materials for that everything will probably fit.  I worry about deciding part way there that some other project would really have been a better idea.  *sigh*

Aside from that, here's another of those "Sternenhimmel" motifs from Susanne Schwenke's book SpitzenKreationen.  I really like the way this one creates that little central star as well.  I remembered to make all the joins on this one -- there's one sitting on the arm of my chair sadly misshapen from a missed join.  I'll be making more of this design in a nice plain thread so the pattern stands out.  Hmmmm...maybe SpitzenKreationen should go to Spokane with me!


Fox said...

Marty, I like your motif a lot, and also agree with you about the plain thread.

I find that with all the Schwenke patterns, one misses the intricacies of her wonderful designs by using variegated thread.
Fox : )

tattrldy said...

This motif turned out wonderful. I think you're right, it would look awesome in a plain thread.

Have fun at Shuttlebirds. Looking forward to hearing all about when you get back.

Sally Kerson said...

Wondering what to pack is a nightmare especially when it comes to tatting, good luck with that!
Agree it probably would look better with plain thread but wildflower garden is so lovely.