No, this is not some depraved dominatrix fantasy, I promise! It's just a play on words, silly me. I have to admit when I was still in the "lurking" phase of blogging that I had no idea what a "WIP" was when I'd browse all the crafty blogs. I was so grateful when I found a blog post that explained what it was. Let me educate you if you are confused.
WIP = Work In Progress
(hey, that's a new term, "LIP")
Just look at that beautiful shimmering silk thread!
It's like an award/tag combo.
These are the "rules"
Pass this on to 5 blogging friends.
Open the closest book to you,
not your favorite or most intellectual book,
but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56.
Write out the 5th sentence,
as well as two to five sentences following that...
Okay, so the book closest to me was a tatting book!
It was, "Tatting Over A Cabone Ring"
by Sadie Allison.
Now tatting pattern books are full of dramatic, riveting
sentences, just to make you aware...LOL!
(note the sarcasm?)
Page 56 line 5 says,
(I'm using lines 5-7)
"Sh 1 Wind 30 complete turns of thread onto the shuttle
Sh 2 Using a different color thread, wind 25 complete turns of thread onto the shuttle
Sh 3 Using the same color thread as Sh 2 (CTM) wind 25 complete turns of thread onto the shuttle."
HEY YOU!!! WAKE UP!!!!
Okay that said, 25 or 30 complete turns of
winding thread around a shuttle, LOL!
What if you are using a Jan Stawasz shuttle
like I have in the photos above?
Have you seen the size of the post on that shuttle?
It's SKINNY! This thread measurement isn't
going to work for every shuttle, LOL!
That's the "JOY" of tatting patterns today!
Every author has their own way of
communicating something and they
usually only reference it to how it works for them...LOL!
WOW! I'm not even talking
about the award anymore am I?
I'm just rattling on about tatting
patterns so you probably thought that
I had forgotten who I was going to pass the
Bookworm Award to, right?
Wrong! Hee hee!
I'm passing it onto:
1. Diane of Lace-lovin Librarian OF COURSE, with a blog name that has the word "librarian" in it how could I resist?
2. Kathy of Kathy's Crazy Moments
3. Jeff of Bridge City Tatting
4. Becky of Wonder's Never Cease
5. Tara of Tatted Lace Treasures
That was fun!
Enjoy the award/tag, winners!
Once again, it is always fun to share the latest in my corner of bloggerland with you. I always enjoy the visits of blogger friends; new and old alike! Comments are welcome and I read each and every one of them. I cherish them all!
Click here if you'd like to see what she had to say!
She also put some darling painted vintage spoon ornaments on Ebay with starting bids of only $0.99! What are you waiting for? Get on over there and bid~before she comes to her senses! LOL!!!