Saturday, May 24, 2008


Yes I am still working on the doily. I just had to design a part of a motif for it as the center that the pattern called for did not look nice when I tatted it so I changed it and am much happier with the one I designed. Now about my thread problem. Thankfully Marilee (YarnPlayer) has offered to dye a batch of thread to match the Fern that I am using so I will have enough thread to finish my doily. It is by no means a small undertaking as I think I will use about 14 to 15 skeins of HDT which is a big investment but it is worth it as it is an heirloom to be passed on to my daughter.

Now for other news. We have a new member in our family. She is a 2 1/2 year old Indian Ringneck Parrot named Kiwi. She is settling in very well and is already playing favorites with Gregg. Our home is starting to sound like a jungle at times.

7 comments:

Tattycat said...

Congratulations on the expected thread and the new arrival. I used to have a yellow ringneck parrot. They can be great companions, or formidable foes! I hope she doesn't bond completely with Gregg and not you. If she does, you could be in trouble! (We used to have a jungle around here too.)
I can't wait to see this magnificent doily finished. Your daughter is a lucky lady.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I'm so glad Marilee will be able to provide you with more Fern. I can't wait to see the finished doily!

I'm afraid I wouldn't be very patient with a parrot. My brother used to have one that swore like a sailor... honestly! It was a beautiful bird, but it always interfered with our conversations! I hope you enjoy your new companion!

TattingChic said...

I'm glad the thread problems is solved and it looks like the new member of the family matches the doily!!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I am a bird person too! I love a home with bird chatter!

yarnplayer said...

I agree that the bird matches the thread! Be sure to take lots of photos of this magnificent doily when it is finished - can't wait to see!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I'm so glad you'll be getting some matching thread! Your new family member is adorable :)

Carol Lawecki said...

Kiwi, now that is a fitting name for your new parrot. He's adorable!! I have two cockatiels and they are a riot. Enjoy your new buddy! Glad you got the thread worked out for finishing your doily, which is awesome btw. Can't wait to see the finished doily. I also want to comment on the pretty cross in the previous. I love tatting that cross, it is so pretty and the color you chose looks so good on this cross. I am wondering if that is size 80 thread. I think I have a color like that in 80, I might have to go check!!