Martha's Jewels is what I am calling this post.
I few weeks ago I saw this beautiful necklace and earrings listed on Martha Ess' Etsy Shop. I really liked the shells she tatting into the necklace and I liked the thread color too. Well...I wanted the set so I asked Martha is she could reserve it for me until I got our state tax return. Well, she said yes she would do that that so I got my returned and I paid for this set. This is my state JUST FOR ME share of the tax return. The rest of the money will go for bills and truck tires. But I have this beautiful set from Martha and made by Martha who I consider a real friend.
I had also told Martha that it would be great to have a bracelet to match the earrings and necklace so I was so surprised to see there was a bracelet too in the nice draw stringed bag that the whole Martha Jewels came in.
Anyhoo I got a real surprise when I received this in the mail today...which since she just told me I think it was yesterday that it just got mailed I was surprise to get it so soon. But the set also really matched what I had on today. So I let my picture be taken with me as the model. A beauty Queen I know I am not and I am getting so I have having my picture taken...but I was so excited to get this in the mail today that I wanted to welll....show it off...LOL. So I am here modeling my Martha Jewels. I feel so lucky to own this!! I so love things made by other tatters. They are my treasure that I so much enjoy.
Anyways....I just had to share with all of you what came in the mail and put a smile on my face.
I have also restarted Nina's Necklace that I did cut up and started over. I will share that when it is finished. I have also been working on Jan Stawasz's hat from his book "Tatting therory and patterns". I am almost ready to start the brim for that hat.