Wednesday, December 26, 2012

nuntium centesimum primum (101th post) presents

Merry Christmas!  

Last week, our little tatting club met again after school.  We meet on Wednesdays but this time I was more excited than ever to meet with them.  I had asked Happy Bluebird, who unfortunately can't meet with us, to make some tatting bags for the kids.  She is so talented and generous with her time, she was able to whip up some lickety-split!  She had given me a few felt needle cases too and was also able to make a few more so I would have 6.  I put a little snowflake (some were Elizabeth Zipay's pattern and others Decoromana's) on each - boy, do I hate invisible thread - as well as one self-threading needle, a thread puller and two coilless safety pins per.

Such wonderful fabrics!

So many pockets!

Such beautiful work!
If this wasn't a classic case of "giving is better than receiving", I don't know what would be.  The looks on their faces were priceless and one of them even said, "Now, I'm a real tatter!"

Thank you, Cindy for all your hard work!


  1. Aawww - I'm so glad they feel like "real" tatters now! It's a pleasure to do things for those who appreciate it - especially for tatting friends :)

  2. What wonderful tatting mentors you too are.
    congrats to both of you.
    Yeah for the new tatters that they have kept at it.

    1. That's what I get for sneaking a few minutes to read blogs while at work. I used the wrong "two". Sorry

  3. hello! I couldn't find your e-mail adress on this blog, so it's mine:
    Have a nice day! :)

  4. What lovely bags for them and nice to feel they feel like real tatters, I agree hip hip hooray for new tatters.
    Have a nice day

  5. Where do you find the coil less safety pins? I have been looking for them for sometime now.

    Great package for the girls.

    1. I've found them at Joann's and hobby lobby but in the jewelry section instead of notions. Good luck!


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