There is such a thing as too many beads in tatting. They made made it hard to close rings on an item.
This is Mary's Christ Mass tree, in the new Lizbeth Leaf Green Dk, size 20. I think this is going to end up as a pin.
Vader thinks he's scary when he has his mouth open. Aren't you afraid of his teeth? (DH was pulling on his tail hair a bit, teasing him.) C'mon, you know you're afraid.
Also - Vader now answers to "Bad Thing" and is proud of it. It makes him feel regal.
DH is somewhat better, and his therapy has been cut to half days. He has been so grateful for my help he bought me these roses, something he has only done spontaneously on one other time in our marriage, about 25 years ago. This was very sweet of him, and I'm so glad he's feeling better. (Sophie doesn't care about roses.)
And lastly but perhaps most disturbingly, I found out that Moe can pick locks. He tells me that all the Stooges can and have picked the lock on my desk at one time or another. I have misplaced the key to my desk, and Moe helpfully picked that lock for me, using a paper clip.
Lock picking is a skill that warms the cockles of a mother's heart - rather, it would if I was Ma Barker.
Um, thanks Moe.
Snail without beads
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