Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The box that I had been using to keep a door closed contained my needle tatting. I'd forgotten all about it, and had not worked with it in years. I actually tripped over this box last Sunday and fell. The Good Lord really does have to knock me down to get my attention
. The photo is of some handkerchiefs that I put a simple ring & chain lace on. I made over a dozen of these to send back to Japan with my daughter for Omiagi. I really enjoyed making these, but went on to other things. Funny how things come full-circle, huh? I have decided to do some tatting during these hot days of August, and maybe make a few more handkerchiefs. They are always good as gifts & can be put in an envelope to mail easily (with explanations to the P.O.). I never quite got the "hang" of round-things, that is.... doilies. I think I'll stick to ring & chain for right now. It really is my favorite, and not too much thought involved. I have joined a yahoo group for some advice, too. The thread I am working with is called "Fiesta" from the Wildflowers collection from Caron. It is a really beautiful varigated thread that might be discontinued by now.