29 January 2010

Playing around with leaves!!


Last week Sue Anna sent me a lovely gift of some threads and odds and ends.  The threads were some of Yarnplayers.


I've resisted buying the HDT's as I've always thought of them as variagated threads.  I'm not very fond of variagated threads.  That's just ME being an awkward old moo.  I can get on with them if they are gradually changing colours but stark changes frighten me.  I'm not that fond of them as the main 'element' in lots of patterns but DO work with them quite a lot alongside a plain.

Sorry, I'm rambling again - it's what old people do when they get - well, OLD!!!

So, one day I was looking at Yarnplayer's HDT and spotted celery amongst them and thought - hmmm, that looks good, very good.  Imagine my delight when two skeins (1 size 20 and another size 40) were in the bag from Sue Anna. 

I couldn't wait to get my mucky mitts onto using them and eventually I got there!!!

This was the project I'd got in mind and it's just the loveliest thread to work with for these leaves.  The thread 'glows' alongside the beads which sparkle.  Aren't I a lucky old git?

15 comments:

TypsTatting said...

Yes Jane you are a lucky old ************** The leaves are just lovely and the HDT Celery does them justice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

M said...

I love the leaves. They're very pretty and the mixture of different shades of green beads is excellent.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Yes, you are a lucky old git! Celery is one of my favorite colors from Yarnplayer, and I think it makes lovely leaves!

Walden said...

Very lovely!!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

I am an HDT addict. And I can see this in your future.

Love the leaves!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Jane, I like your leaves, the celery color with those beads look great!!

Val said...

best colors and best leaves! best beads worked in too. good old jane.

Jane Eborall said...

TypsTatting - do you mean a lucky old chicken?!?!?!? Couldn't resist that!!!
Git is right and VERY lucky, Diane.

Rayanna said...

The leaves are lovely. I love the color celery of her line. I wouldn't mind some for myself. Congrats on receiving it.

Ridgetatter said...

I 'sort of' agree. I have a LOT of variegated threads and I'm always watching for HDT in solids to match. That's why I liked Tatskool's threads 'cause she always offers solids. I see LadyShuttlemaker is also making some solids; and, I'm really glad. Celery is a lovely color and I'm not much for greens…but they do come in handy.
you will laugh, in spite of your 'warning', I put the body wrong way to on my brown chicken; but the blue and peach rooster is progressing well. I actually like the head of the brown one better. I'm thinking I need to take an afternoon and tat one straight through because it all makes sense in one swoop! LOL And, from now on, I'm going to print out the instructions and not re write them on a pad because I kept leaving out SS instructions. So I ended up making more work for myself. Ahhhh another result of getting old!
XXX P

TAT19540 said...

The leaves look very nice in 'Celery'. I like your design, are you planning on sharing it someday?

sewmuchfun4 said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL! Your leaves have a lovely shape!
:) Ann

TypsTatting said...

Yeah I did mean a lucky old chick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jane Eborall said...

I will share one day - not just yet, though!!! They're for a friend to use first in classes.

Tatskool said...

Good enough to eat, I have some Celery too.

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