We did eventually go around 9:30 but most of the other "vendors" did not come. Only a few tables means people driving by don't stop. And then it was HOT.
But some people did come. My daughter with her $2 earrings and adorable salesmanship charmed quite a few. Even my other daughter who wasn't even there managed to sell some. (Good mommy!) And of course my dear sister who is always so supportive and her husband drove from the other side of the city to buy a ring- very sweet.
But most people just glanced at the tatting or and some not even that. Only one person said anything about the rings which I was sure were SO wonderful and interesting. I'm not sure they understood it was tatting although I did have little signs out by them. I also took several cross bookmarks and two Quatrain bookmarks simply because I had them in the house and sold one of the crosses (wow!). Several people told me they'd tried tatting but gave up. They got Twin Cities Tatters' cards and I invited them to join us. One young man (maybe 20) was very interested in learning- hopefully he'll give it a try.
In the meantime, I've finally scanned my Grandma's giant box of Workbasket magazines. There were about 30 years worth and now I have 108 new patterns- haha-as if I didn't have enough before. If anyone has a Workbasket and would like the pattern instead of working with the book, just send me an email with month/year and I'll send it to you electronically. No point in both of us scanning it.
I'm still working with the roses and here's my latest (and I suspect last) creation. It's interesting but not very practical.
I ordered some HDT from Jess! and she added a lovely bobbin of Ladybug which she created for me. Interestingly red, white and black are our school colors so I think I'll try my easy bracelet again with that. And I can't wait to try the other colors, they have some wonderful names and are gorgeous in real life.
|Ladybug is on the bobbin|
Latin for today: rem acu tetigisti! = You hit the nail on the head (or literally, you touched the thing with a needle)