I was very lucky a couple of weeks ago to be successful in purchasing the last pop-a-bobbin in Jane’s etsy store. I had heard many tatters tales of having the shuttle in their cart only to miss out by seconds when sorting out the online payment. I honestly thought the same would happen to me. I was very excited when the sale was confirmed.
My pop-a-bobbin shuttle arrived yesterday, taking only 12 days to get to me in Australia from Jane in the UK. Not bad at all! Now, I fully intended on waiting until my birthday in May to open it- but this shuttle just couldn’t wait! I just took it out to feel and admire it, and somehow it wound itself with some lovely Altin Basak green thread. Then one of my vintage books (paragon 112) sprang open to a pretty occaisional doily. So, how could I not start making something? I would hate for the shuttle to have come all that way, so quickly, and have to sit in a box! The doily is tatting up quickly.
And I quite like my new shuttle. It is much daintier than it looks in the picture. It is well weighted and I’m getting used to it’s rhythm. I’ve only ever worked with plastic and ceramic shuttles before. Thanks Jane and ‘I’m in the garage’, I’m very glad to finally have one of these lovely shuttles in my collection.
Until next time