I've been neglecting my blog. Part of it is just plan laziness. Sometimes it's just quicker to post to Facebook my updates. I've even began adding content to my Craftree account. I blame the ease of phone apps. Blogger's app is so bad to work with, most of the time my updates don't load or the pictures I try to post come out just wrong. I still keep up on everyone's blogs with feedly, again easy phone app. Get it together Blogger. Okay, enough of that..
Speaking of Facebook, I entered another exchange and it prompted me to come up with a egg pattern for my partner. I love the look of sugar eggs and I wanted to make one. Online searching brought me empty handed, so using the general idea of what sugar eggs are supposed to look like, I went looking for oval patterns that could be adapted. I decided on using one from Liebert Shiffchen II. After making the oval shape I decided the most atheistically pleasing way of adding depth to it was to repeat the crown section.
I was contemplating how many rows of these crowns to make, since this was going to be packed up I kept it simple. Finishing it off was a simple split ring section that help curve the pattern to the sugar egg opening.
I need consistent motivation. Maybe a new pair of shuttles will help with that. I ordered a new bobbing style from Oldtymewoodworks. I have other wooden shuttles made by them I like the feel of. I decided on the Purple heart wood. If they had a pair in Olive wood, I would have snatched those up instead.