Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Treasures from my travels

We've just returned from a road trip to Colorado. I fully enjoyed driving through Estes park. My husband was not fully amused as we pulled our 25.5 ft holiday trailer up and over top the mountain pass. 12,000 feet above sea level. I thought it was wonderful. But I wasn't the driver either.
So, we made some Hobby Lobby and Micheal's stops. The first picture is some size #80 Lizbeth thread, I picked up. I've never tatted with that fine a thread before. The other is nylon thread. Not sure how it will react to being tatted. I will give it a try someday.

 The next picture is a rescue. A while ago I posted some pictures of a lovely tatted and crocheted doily I'd seen at an antique shop in a town down the road. (Airdre) Well, we stopped there on the way back from our trip. I'd decided, I wanted that doily. The poor thing was stained. Needed some fray check put here and there and I feel doilies don't get much TLC in antique shops. So, when we got there, I went right to the spot where I'd seen it before. It wasn't there. (sigh). So, I wandered about looking here and there. I rummaged though a shelf full of doilies, but no, it wasn't there. Then in the next display I spotted a little section of it peeking out from under a big pile of plates. Oh, the poor thing. So, I fished it out and purchased it. It needed some stain remover and washing. In this picture, it's drying. I've pressed it and when it's dry I'll give it some fray check on some loose ends.It will look nice on top of my other stereo speaker. It's so unique as I'm sure it's both tatted and crocheted. I wish I had the pattern.