I spent some time the last couple nights looking through my pattern books and loose pattern sheets and the patterns stored in my computer for an edging that would work with the hanky Michelle sent. I set a requirement that I be able to do the edging with only a shuttle, no ball. I haven't done any single shuttle work for several years, and it is a way to honor my grandmothers who taught me to tat as that is all they knew.
I could have gone for the simple and done rings with thread spaces between, been there, done that, but that isn't what I was aiming for.
I could also have done Hen & Chicks, and still could, but that really didn't catch my fancy either.
I did take a good look at Beauty Spots by Mary Konior in her book Tatting with Visual Patterns suggested by Happy Bluebird in her comment to my previous post. I decided to give it a try .....
I didn't want a big elaborate edging as I felt it would detract from the hanky. The thread is size 40 in Krystle's HDT called Wisteria Lane
let me know what you think.
The weather has finally decided to warm up a bit and to dry up a little so farmguy has been able to get in the field the past several days. The wheat is planted and he is starting on the corn.
Oh and Michelle, I have tea everyday at work instead of coffee, and while today is wednesday not tuesday, I had your very delicious Moroccan Mint tea today. YUM!