I actually caved a few days ago...I needed to go to the grocery store anyway, so it wasn't too much of a stretch to have the taxi (we sold the car!!!) stop by the mall and my favorite Honduran thread store for just one more thread fix...
|This place is great! I have spent WAY too much money at this store! :)|
Really, I only went planning to get the big white roll and the small black rolls (and truly, I meant only to get two of the black), but get me into a thread store and the inspiration hits...I think of all the things I want to do and I go crazy and buy a lot of thread. Luckily Chris is "understanding" and didn't tease me too much about it all...
Plus, I've already put the new thread to good use:
|(Yes, this should look familiar...it's another crack at Marilee Rockley's Ripple Tatted Necklace, only this time with perle 8 thread and in a more girly shade...probably won't keep this one, either...|
|Look at that giant pile of waste...I am a thread waster!|
Sometimes I read other peoples' blogs and see them talking about using up thread ends...and I wonder, am I throwing away something that other, more experienced (or earth-friendly) taters could use? I often think that if I had my sewing machine here I think I would keep all my extra thread to stuff a teddy bear or doll or something. (I will have it in my next country, so I'm thinking I might have to actually try that out...)
Wasteful or not, I did finish the project I was working on (the pile of ends above is from the final 5+ motifs in this project), but I still haven't given it to the person it's going to yet, so I can only show you motif #22, which is part of the whole...
|It might be something that someone actually made up, but I didn't use a pattern, I just played around with the colors...|
I am heading to the airport early tomorrow morning to get my dog Pip set for his flight and will be back in the USA by bedtime tomorrow...yay!
So, that's it. I leave Honduras with lots of tatting completed, more thread than I ever dreamed of, and many other memories...however, I can't wait to introduce tatting in the next place I live!
See you in Iowa!