Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Exhcange arrived !

Look what I have received today! All these were sent in exchange for the Valdani Threads. Thank you so much Bob. There are altogether 8 Workbasket booklets and 2 other books on quilting and needlework. I am amazed how he managed to keep them for so many years, some of the books are dated way back in 1969!! And there are threads he has included in the package too - a ball of lizbeth thread and others. Unfortunately could not find any stocking which is mentioned in his letter though.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stourhead Gardens. Wiltshire

Painted the Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire from a newspaper clipping dated Nov 5, 2010. It was sent to me by my former boss. When he learnt that I was into watercolour art and have never ever seen Autumn season before, he sent me the newspaper cutting. How sweet of him! Took me awhile to master the orangey colours and glad that I managed to complete it and have it framed recently. Size is 33" x 22" with frame.

Celtic Crosses

Thanks to Ruth Perry's easy to follow instructions, I managed to complete 2 Celtic Crosses using different coloured threads. The crosses were tatted using size 20 crochet yarn.

new threads

I ordered these threads some months ago but when they arrived I was disappointed as they were way too thin for me to tat. The colours of these Valdani Hand Dyed Variegated threads are lovely. I wished I had specified the size of the threads before I ordered them. For those experienced tatters out there who would like to own any or all of these threads, please let me know and I would gladly exchange them for any tatting items. Otherwise they will just be lying in my tatting box.

They are from left to right: Valdani Hand Dyed Variegated 540yds 35wt Sunny Forest-V 105, Fuchsia Garden-M 72, Golden Rust-V4 and Iris Petals-M 18.