Time for a post. First of all...my brother came up to New York to film a wedding and be the photographer. So while he was in the state he paid me a visit. I haven't seen my brother in over two years after I was really sick. Here is a picture of me and my brother Chuck aka Charles...hehe
Also I finished my tatted hat from Jan Stawasz's book. The pattern is on pages 56 and 57. I used Marilee Rockley's ( Yarnplayer ) hand dyed thread in colorway Lola. I mixed some solid Lizbeth colors that were in the Lola colorway. The thread was size 10 that the pattern called for. My husband told me he like this hat better than the other hat that I made last year...which is ruined. My other tatted hat had some brown on it and since it was stiffed already I couldn't get the stain off orthe stiffner out. So the hat is ruined. I still have it. Maybe I will cut some of the motifs out of it and use it for a small purse or something or just toss it out.
So now I am thinking of lining this hat with a soft very pale pinkish purple lilacy ( is there such a word) material. Don't know how I will stiff it yet. I am thinking of using somekind of fusiable stiffer. I don't know yet...if you can tell me a way to stiffen my hat without sugar and maintains it stiffness even in the swelting humid heat of the south please let me know. I don't want to ruin this hat too.