January 20, 2010

An angel!

Well. I'm sure you all are "dyeing" to hear about this weeks escapades in the Dr's Laboratory, but that story will have to wait. I'll tell you this much, she hasn't spoken to me it two days. I last saw her wandering in the hallway mumbling incoherently.

Instead, I bring you the tale if this little angel. It landed in my mailbox today, from my tatting friend Sandy. We met at the Lace guild a few months ago, and upon hearing the news that she had broken her foot, I whisked off a skein of my Hand Dyed to brighten her day. Well she brightened mine because I opened the envelope contaning this precious little heavenly host---made from the thread I sent! It's size 20 Lizbeth, in my colorway, Ivria's Afternoon. I had listed some in the ETSY shop, but I may have to pull a few skeins out because I love how it looks worked up in this angel lol!
So cute! It's a Martha Ess pattern, and Sandy is going to show me how to do the hairpin lace this weekend. I am so excited!


Anyway, The Dr. Von Threadmore issue should be resolving itself in a day or two. And the chocolate Ice cream is all gone. Sorry, I know I should have shared.

9 comments:

TypsTatting said...

Just love the colours of the Angel it is sooooo unusual!!!!

Beelizabeth said...

If you're going to pull some out you better hurry-- I just snatched up the last ones of a couple of your color ways! I got the first of uour green and purple and mow I glt the last.

Ridgetatter said...

That is a beautiful angel. What a nice surprise!
xxx Bev

Rayanna said...

I love your angel. I was in a thread exchange for Christmas and I received some HDT. I'm happy about the threads received. I'm not sure what all I will tat but I'm sure it will be lovely. Have a great day! Stay clear of the Doc.

Gina said...

Ooooh..that angel worked up so beautifully in that colorway!

❦TattingChic said...

The tatted and hairpin lace angel looks very pretty in your HDT. Someone from Chile had kindly sent me some hairpin lace looms so I'd better get learning how to use them! I have long wanted to make Martha's Angel! :)

Katie said...

Wow, what a surprise! That was so sweet of her! It's a lovely angel!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

You always have such interesting stories! And your adventures with your alter-ego are so funny!

I always admired this angel by Martha Ess. She shared the pattern on the internet via Georgia Seitz' tatting site. I first saw it in 2003, and was determined to tat it, even though I hadn't been actively tatting in awhile. I recall digging out a 'hairpin lace' contraption I had in my craft room, and was fascinated how the tatting and hairpin lace came together so cleverly. I keep the angel in my stash and every now and then look at it and try to figure out how I did it! I never did add the gold halo.

It's just stunning done up in your beautiful thread! I'm sure Martha will be delighted to see it! Sandy certainly did an excellent job, and I'm assuming she's an accomplished tatter. And apparently she lives near you! Please pass along our compliments, with our wishes for a speedy recovery.

Linda said...

I'm a lover of angels and this one is beautiful! I love it!