Thanks for the comment on my tatting shuttle. They are a joy to make. Hope you are doing well. Since my big move I haven't been keeping up with all my wonderful blog friends. Hope to get on a routine again soon. Take care.
Thank you for the good wishes, TattingChic. I can't believe you haven't tatted an Iris doiley! I look forward to seeing one fly off your shuttles in 2010, perhaps?
Fascinating reading, your post about the Lydia Pinkham shuttles, I am guessing she was the inspiration behind the song "Lily the Pink" sung by the Scaffold in the sixties? (If you remember back then, LOL)
Hi and Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too! It's so nice to "see" familiar faces here. Broke fingers on my right hand a couple of weeks ago and just counting the days until I can pick up my shuttle again. I have already tried, but it doesn't work too well. 3 DS in 10 minutes really breaks the rhythm of the work LOL!!
Typing is interesting, too. At least I don't lose my train of thought too much.
Thanks for wanting to be my friend. I love tatting, but having a short break at the moment as real life is getting in the way abit. My daughter is 3 next month, and we have lots of preperations to do with her starting school in January.
I will get back to the tatting very soon, I am going to a fair a week on Sunday and was told there may be some tatters there, so i'll be buying some more shuttles while I am there.
I love your tatted leaves--so delicate and such charming, appropriate colors. My maternal grandmother was a tatter. Unfortunatley, my mother nor I took advantage of learning it from her. I taught myself to tat following book directions with a long needle about 15 years ago. (I didn't know at the time that bobbin tatting is more common. The kit I bought had the loooooooooong needle with directions for using it.) At that time I made two small designs. I did not keep it up so I have forgotten how. Perhaps, one day I'll relearn this craft. (My mother told me that her mother would tat their slips and undershirts when she and my four aunts were little girls. :-)
Hi Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Aren't the flowers lovely? It is the beads that make them, they are tricut beads and they really sparkle. I think I am starting a love affair with beads :)
I've visited your blog a few times. You have some fans on one of my yahoo groups and ever so often one says 'You must to to Tatting Chic's blog and see what she has made now'. I must say your tatting is inspirational. I was just admirring the autumn leaves in your gallery. I can't get the hand of tatting, not that I have tried too hard, but the flip thing defeats me so far.
Be patient, and it will happen! My attempts so far haven't produced anything to show, though perhaps I could take an artistic photo of scraps of thread with a few knots along the threads. I tend to pick it up when I only have a few minutes, and I need to set aside time for longer sessions to give me a chance to untangle the thumbs and threads!