The shuttle is from "im in the garage" (we Must give this wonderful woodworker a name); who is the DH of our Sally (of the Shuttle Sisters).
I spent Wednesday evening,, after Lenten services, playing with my new shuttle. I had a bit of #10 Celery (hdt) and decided to make a quick bookmark. It is only ½ completed as it needs the other side and the ends ~ This is about 6" so far.
I always have to use a shuttle for a little while to decide I am comfortable working some lace. Decided I do like this shuttle! I especially like the hook end, I found I can pick up the beads with larger center holes ~ just like my crochet hook! One of the reason I like Eng. Aeros is that it has a longer hook than the German. The POaB has that same sort of hook. If you use your hook to work your motif, you will like this one. I also like the balance and ease of filling the bobbin. After the first addition of thread, I found I could insert and remove the plug with my fingers. The tension is very even and it is absolutely silent, if that is important to you. It is a thumbs up for me and I plan on getting a second; after all of those on the waiting list get theirs!
Also in the packet were two gifts from Jane. First, an Engish Aero! I was truly excited and husband asked, "What did she send you? The Crown's jewels?" Jane knows these are my workhorse shuttles that I favor. (Photos later)
The third item was a pair of tatted "ear wigs" (as J-Eb calls them). They are done with black threads and dark jet beads, the largest bead is Carnival glass from beads that once belonged to Jane's Gram. I haven't taken them off since they came! Wait! That's not true as I took then off when I showered.
It occurred to me that some of my readers might mistake my sharing package contents as bragging or being ostentatious. That isn't it at all, so I hope no one thinks that when they read what a tatter has received in the mail. It is just that a good many of us are "lone tatters' and have made good friends through the internet; and, we like to exchange gifts as tokens of our affection for one another. So when you see pictures of package contents, and descriptions of items that have been given, it is because tatter's seem to have sharing hearts. Many are fortunate to meet their new friends in person; some do not have that privilege. I fall in that latter group since my health doesn't allow much extended travel.