Thursday, December 27, 2012

nuntium centesimum secundum (102nd post) more gifts

This gift was for my elder daughter.  She's 16 and an intermittent tatter.  When we get together with Happy Bluebird, she's always delighted to come and tats the whole time (which is more than I can say for the two of us!).  Sometimes she'll carry it around with her and tat like I do but more often than not, I'm surprised when she pulls it out.

So, I was pretty astonished when she said she would like one of La Cossette's gorgeous shuttles.  She always loved my penguin shuttle which my mom and dad got me last year so when we looked at Frivole's shop, and there was another with penguins, I knew that one was for her.  Here they are together.

But we both loved the lavender one.  I love the south of France where lavender grows and so does she.  I remember the first time we got to stand in actual field, we were both so surprised at how loud it was- loud because of all the bees, the field hums!

Not my own picture, comes from here.

So I contacted Frivole and asked if she could make my wish come true and sure enough, she did!
Oops, I forgot to take a picture of the other side!

The first one says "Maman"- French for "Mom", which is what both of my bilingual children call me (I love that!) and the second says "Chère Fille" which is "Darling Daughter".  The first is for me, for now and the other for her. That is until the day she has a daughter who tats, then she gets mine.  She has the loveliest smile in the world (like Julia Roberts- I swear) and when I said that, she lit up the room.

Thanks, Frivole for that gorgeous smile and for the glorious shuttles.

Latin for today:  filias meas amo = I love my daughters.


  1. Beautiful shuttles, I am sure she will treasure them for a lifetime.

  2. Wunderschöne Schiffchen! Sie wird sich sehr gefreut haben.
    Liebe Grüße Cornelia

  3. Touching post today, Michelle.

    Filia mea quoque amo. : ))

  4. Beautiful shuttles and you are a wonderful mother with a wonderful daughter. Daughters are amazing, I know mine are.

  5. Heirlooms to keep and enjoy. Happy Tatting.

  6. LOVE your shuttles, and the sentiments that go with them - can't wait to see them in person :)


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