Monday, July 28, 2008

Postal woes, my next tatting project and a small heart

This is going to be a long one – I suggest you guys make yourself comfortable before reading it.

I don’t know how to begin and whether to feel sad or happy. You see my story starts this way –

Last month I asked David to make me two shuttles - one of Birdseye Maple and one of Pommele Bubinga. I waited for a month for it to arrive and when it dint I quickly informed David about this. Now having had a bad experience with my parcel from lacemakerusa (which btw I still haven’t received and am sure it must have been lost in some country/ countries!) I was scared that I had lost this one as well.

David very sweetly took the news with a pinch of salt and recreated them for me…. All through out reassuring me that it was all part of the trade, I felt super bad!

Now the mother of all surprises…. Well what do ya know! Both parcels arrived; I received the first one just before 5 days of the next one… Phew! when I saw that parcel at my doorstep, you have no idea how I felt.

So when the next parcel came I dint want to send it back to him cos I was so jittery with the missing parcel experience, I did what I felt right… I bought this pair as well. I felt it was only fair thing to do. So now I have two pairs each.

Both the shuttles are such pleasure to work with… now I know when they say all’s well that end’s well, I had this guilt all along!

Here is an update on the next thing that I am working on, Beatrice by Iris Niebach. I am making this with Sherry’s thread using one of Dave shuttles ( I asked Dave to make one for me from his collection ) from GrizzlyMountainarts., and I love it.

Here is a picture of a heart necklace that I made for a friend of mine. She is leaving India for good getting married next month to a guy from Kobe, Japan.
This is probably the best thing that I could tat for her. I made this with the balance shuttle thread from Cornelia using one of small Dymondwood shuttles which I bought from Lacis some time back.

Amidst all this - I still try to squeeze in time for Nancy Drew! I've gone nuts for sure!


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It sounds like you received a blessing in disguise... two parcels from David! Your tatting is beautiful!

TattingChic said...

Sapna, your tatting shuttle collection is growing to be one of the most exquisite that I have ever seen! Whoever inherits it oneday will be lucky, indeed! I hope the understand what a treasure it is someday.

Iris Niebach said...

The doily comes out wonderful and looks great in this thread, which is in my favorite colors

Clyde said...

$ shuttles instead of 2 I would say that is a very good thing, especially when they are made by Dave.

Jeff Hamilton said...

Your doily and necklace are looking great. I know how you feel. I had a book from Snowgoose lost and they replaced it. Of course the first one never did come.

sally said...

Great! It renews my faith in the system!...I live in Pune...I have been enjoying your site. sally