I would like to give a hearty thanks to Yarnplayer, Gina and Jane Eborall for their wonderful advice on my earlier post about tatting frustrations. One other reason that I couldn't tat for beans that night is because I was coming down with the flu and I think it all started in my brain! Anyway.....Their advice was to use a solid colored thread along with the variegated and the two medallions pictured are the result. I used the variegated as chains on the one to show the colors, but must say that I like the one on the far left the best. The dark purple gives almost an outlined effect. They are the centers of Yarnplayers 'Arches' and they remind me of Eclipses; one a lunar eclipse and the other a solar eclipse. Have you seen either? I watched a lunar eclipse with my dad about 10 years ago in our old house. We lived in a wooded subdivision so we had to walk to the end of our lane where there was an open field. I remember it was snowy and quite, no wind, and it was a lovely time with my dad. I always ask him a ton of questions on those kinds of outings and I'm so glad that he was the patience to answer them. I've seen a lunar eclipse since then and am always amazed at how the colors change from a red to a maroon as the planets arrange themselves. I have yet to see a solar eclipse, but I can't wait until I do!
So thanks again to the lovely ladies that I've mentioned at the top. Be sure to check out their websites and blogs for more adventure.
Until we meet again!