Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flurry Heartache and "The Plane, The Plane"

I know this tatted heart is a little late for Valentine's Day, but I finally finished it.  This is Jane Eborall's Flurry Heartache.  I think the design is brilliant, the way the pattern just flows and it makes a really nice shaped heart.  For the center bead, I used a 6mm heart bead, which fits the design perfectly.  I found the hearts at DS9 Design, and bought one of the multi colored packs of hearts, this way I can match the hearts to all the pretty colors of Lizbeth thread I have bought.

"The Plane, The Plane"  does anyone remember the show Fantasty Island from 1977 where Mr. Roarke's, little side kick, Tattoo would run up the main bell tower to ring the bell and shout "The plane! The plane!" to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the beginning of each episode.  That's what the arrival of Jane's plane reminded me of. LOL!!  As I was tatting the pattern, I kept thinking it was a reptile of some sort.  Even up to Day 9, when every one was guessing an airplane, I thought maybe it's Godzilla or something like that.  LOL!  But here is my tatted plane.  Thank you Jane for another fun TIAS!!

Yesterday I received the Pop-O-Bobbin shuttle I ordered and I also bought one of Jane's magnet bookmarks.  Well, I'm very happy with the shuttle, I bought the Cocobolo Rosewood and the grain on the shuttle is beautiful.  I can't wait to load it up and give it a go.  And Jane's magnetic bookmark is just the cutest bookmark ever.  I bought a blue/green flower bookmark and  love it.  The magnets are so strong that it really does hold a lot of pages in between the magnets and stays in place. 

I am working on putting together a costume for a Dr. Seuss party at the library where I work.  The character that I am doing is called a "What is it", so it can be a combination of Seuss characters and I am decorating a plastic mask right now and I am going to add a little bit of tatting on the mask.  I'll show a picture of the mask when I'm finished.  


God's Kid said...

The heart is beautiful!!! :)
Great plane too!

Anonymous said...

Boy, you have been busy girl and you did not tell me you were doing all of that. WOW, GOOD FOR YOU!!! I love your heart. Very pretty. Your plane is awesome too.

Sally Kerson said...

The bead is just right for that heart, it is a brilliant design. The grain on the cocobolo rosewood is very pretty, hope you enjoy using it.

Linda said...

I like the combination of the heart and the muilt-colored thread. That's pretty!

Bella Sinclair said...

What a pretty heart! I love the little seed beads along with the center. And the colors are cute!

Hahahaha, I remember Fantasy Island well. Oh, I love that your plane is climbing up into the sky. You know what? A Godzilla tatting would be awesome!

Can't wait to see your costume!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carol,

I love the pretty heart and plane you have tatted, how very clever you are.
Also I look forward to seeing your Dr Seuss costume.

Happy weekend

Carla said...

The heart is wonderful!

Val said...

I wonder why Jane named the pattern Flurry Heartache... but you've done a good job. Pretty in the chosen colours. :)

Barbara Gordon said...

Thanks for sharing where the heart pattern came from. What I really love is the thread colors that you used for you profile (?) pictures. Could you tell me where that came from?

Tatskool said...

Jane's heart looks fab in the colours you chose.

Carol Lawecki said...

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and leaving me such nice feedback!!