Monday, March 23, 2020

Just Working Quietly

Staying in, doing a little handweaving from time to time. Also, I'm in the process of writing up a new tatting pattern for a pendant and earring set. Not showing the picture here yet! Keeping it a surprise.

Speaking of surprises, I was very much surprised to receive this lovely dishtowel machine embroidered with tatting shuttle designs! A friend in the community orchestra (that I play cello in) gave it to me. This was about 2 weeks ago. Since then, orchestra has been cancelled until next fall, to comply with "social distancing" so as to help us avoid the coronavirus.

Spring is still coming along, very slowly as is usual here in Wisconsin. I'm very happy that the Snow Crocus is blooming. A glimmer of hope!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Hand Dyed Thread "Blue Skies"

In this batch I tried to represent the shades of blue in the sky on a sunny day: light warm blue near the horizon to darker cool blue farther up. It's a new colorway, different from the other blue batches I've done before. Available in my Etsy shop.
Speaking of Etsy, 2020 will be my 13th year on Etsy. 

I remember the days before Internet, when I was living in a town much smaller than the one I'm currently in, where the only option for selling handmade items was consignment shops which usually charged a fee of 40% to 50% of the selling price of the item. So, from my perspective, Etsy works beautifully.