20 November 2010

Back to 'Flurrying'

Well the good news first of all is that LAST WEEK'S post finally arrived yesterday - a very important letter posted first class (which in theory should arrive the following day) was 9 days late!!!  A few other letters arrived but still no sign of the missing cheque or six missing small packets - two of which are mine and badly needed.  I do know that mail is going out fine, though, and one or two buyers of shuttles last week have already got theirs.

Have you ever met an angry Jane?  A rare and interesting breed!!  A really frustrated and angry old git called Jane?  Well a certain 'manager' of the local sorting office did yesterday and I managed to have an audience too! who were backing me up!!!  He assures me/them that we will get our mail tomorrow or Sunday but they're now 65,000 pieces of mail behind! (up from 40,000 which was the figure given in the local paper in the morning)!!  Did you see the flying pigs too?  Last seen heading towards the hills!!!!!!

Well back to the serious stuff.  I got sidetracked yesterday evening (great 'talking' to you on Chatzy, Georgia) so only got one Flurry Snowflake done.  Below are the ones I did on Wednesday evening.  I need to do approximately another six but in Christmas colours as they'll be for the grandkids and family.  The reason for all the 'non Christmas' colours is that a lot of my friends never put them away and keep them 'hanging around' all year!!!


Sally Kerson said...

I don't have a brain like yours Jane! So can you tell me how you manage to get different coloured beads on the flurry in the right place? Is it simply each shuttle having a different colour and the connecting beads to match?

Jane Eborall said...

Ah, little sister - easy answer!!! I put different colours on each shuttle - say, blue on Sh1 and red on Sh2. Then when I make a ring with shuttle 2 (you have to slide a red bead to the back of the hand before starting) I join to that ring with a red bead. For the rings made with shuttle 1 in the centre I 'match' the centre bead OR the beads I've put into the ring (blue) when I join. Hope this makes sense!!!

Anonymous said...

Love those flurries!

I downloaded your pattern the night before last (as well as the remaining techniques and several other patterns)

Can't say that I've ever met an angry Jane - and I hope I don't! :-D But you sure have a way of making the situation chuckle-able (with an I-feel-for-you-hope-it-gets-resolved-soon aire)

Keep us "Posted" on the mail situation (PUN INTENDED)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Ooh! So pretty! The blue one is my favorite, of course!

Carol Lawecki said...

Such lovely colors Jane! Are these Lizbeth threads on both flurries? If so, what are the colors? I especially like the blues, I haven't seen many blues I like and I'm looking for something like this. Have a great weekend!!

Jane Eborall said...

Hi Carol - the plain blue thread is an old Manuela and the variagated is an HDT called 'Snowflake'. Not sure who's 'make' it is, though.

TAT19540 said...

Snowflake is Yarnplayer's creation! I like the blue also. Don't think I want to see 'angry Jane' either. Hope all gets settled soon.

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks, TAT19540 - and guess who gave it to me, then?!?!??!? It's a very, very pretty thread.

Liyarra said...

Jane they are absolutely lovely (as usual!!) Blue does look pretty special.
Thanks for inspiring everyone.

TypsTatting said...

Love your Flurries I have loaded up the shuttles to make one!

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