Showing posts from November, 2009

Shuttle heaven.....

Today has been a FANTASTIC day. The mailman was good to me for a change and I received not one but TWO surprises in the mail. First a little bit of history so you know just HOW special this mail is......... A couple of years ago Dantatter sent me some photos of a tatting exhibition in Germany. One of the vendors there sold the most wonderful looking wooden inlay tatting shuttles. Of course I fell in love with them straight away and they got added to my.. I REEALLLLY REEAALLLLY WANT THESE list. (one that is WAY too long!) Easier said than done. I tried everything I could to find the maker and contact details and thought I had it there for a while but alas it was not to be.... language barriers and trying to get the money over there was just going to make it too hard. UNTIL..... A few weeks ago I was chatting with someone from InTatters who lives in Switzerland and so I asked her about the shuttles. Yep - she knew of them and not only that - knew how to get hold of some!! WHAT?????

Challenges and show successes

Hmmm... where to start. Sometimes you can be challenged to do something you REALLY do not feel you can do. But it was your best friend who asked and you can't say no - after all it IS tatting...... So this is the way it went down: Dantatter and I have, for over 5 years now, been regular chatting buddies on MSN. We have had many hours of chatting and tatting and nutting out patterns online. With the exception of one (way too) brief time when she was in Australia - we haven't really had the luxury of sitting together in a space to tat so we created our own little room online instead! (comfy chairs and mile high stacks of chocolate abound..........hey it's OUR fantasy space ok?? ) Often we find we are tatting the same patterns and our taste in patterns is quite similar. Neither of us had ever tackled a big doily. So what better idea than to do a BIG doily at the same time????? Great idea???- come the hard part - choose the pattern.........(groan). After looking a

A bit of a start from a long way behind..

Ok this has taken some time and I am light years behind (nothing new there!!) but finally decided to take the plunge and document my tatting somewhere I hopefully won't lose it.... I doubt this will become anything more than a few disjointed ideas from time to time..but who knows????? So here I go, deep breath ........