Monday, August 3, 2009

My First Year Present ...To Me!

From The Shuttle Shop , to celebrate my first year in Tat-land, I gave myself a lovely gift! There it is, under the blog name, all wooden, carved, engraved and special!

I could think of no better way to commemorate the year mark of the beginning of the wonderful new aspect of my life, than to celebrate it with the addition of this hand crafted shuttle. It is not only lovely to look at and to hold; but it is also a grand shuttle to tat with.

To the wonderful woman- whoever and wherever you are - who gave a total stranger a peach-coloured, Clover shuttle, and told her to go and learn how to tat, I say a big thank you.

It has been a great year for tatting, for making new on-line friends, for sharing information, reading books and patterns, learning many new skills, and, of course, reveling in the fabulous HDT from Ladyshuttlemaker, Tatskool and Yarnplayer. You are THE BEST!

I am sending this to all of you who helped me so much; I can say it best this way:

For You

With Thanks

The pattern is from Tatting Adventures with beads, shuttle & needle by Judith Connors. The yarn is Yarnplayer's Scarlet, #40.


  1. Congratulations to you. I love the shuttle. I am starting my tatting skills all over again and I am loving it. Love the heart. Is there a pattern for it? I like things that are simple, like me.

  2. Thank You, Trudy! Me too! I like simple!
    The pattern is from Judith Connors Tatting Adventures with beads, shuttle & needle. : )

  3. Tatland wouldn't be the same without you! Enjoy your new shuttle... they are wonderful little works of art!

  4. I learned tatting about the same time with you. Around a year ago. But I can tell that you have a lot lot of progress than mine. I think you're a gifted crafter.
    Congratulation on you tat anniversary ^_^

  5. the shuttle is very beautiful. Congratulations for the anniversary!!!

  6. Happy Tat-i-versary! Your enthusiastic enthusiasm for this medium is an inspiration to us all. I'm not sure that I would still be tatting without you.

  7. congrats Fox.
    it is a very pretty shuttle and personalized just for you makes it even more special. enjoy

  8. Fox,
    Congratulations on your one year Tat-i-versary! Your gift to yourself is beautiful, as is your tatted heart. It amazes me how good your tatting is after only one year of tatting.
    All of these tatting blogs have been very inspiring to me. So, thank you so much for sharing your talent!

  9. Awww...thanks for the heart! What a fabulous way to celebrate! Your shuttle is lovely! :)

  10. Diane, I was very touched by your words....thank you! xxooox Fox : )

    TatForFun, Thank you! I have seen your lovely work and you too have made wonderful progress in this past year! Let's see what we do in the coming days! : )

    Ana, Thank you! : )

    Suzanne! I was so surprised by your comment! I am very pleased to have provided inspiration to you! Keep tatting with me - there is still a long way to go and it is such fun! : ))

    Ladytats, Thank you! Yes, I am enjoying it! : )

    Enlightened by Angels, You are so very welcome! When I first started, I would never have imagined that I would be answering comments such as these - and I am so glad to hear from you! Keep up the excellent work on your tatting and your blog! Looks like all your old skills are still there! : ))

    Ahh, TattingChic! You should feel proud, my mentor and original inspiration; it looks as if you have created a veritable monster! In such a good way, of course! Thanks, my tatting friend for all of it! : ) Fox xxooxx

  11. I noticed that shuttle in your header yesterday and wondered if it was new! Congratulations on the anniversary and've made huge strides in a very short time. Isn't it wonderful?

  12. Thanks, Gina! It has been a great year! Yes, indeed wonderful! : )

  13. Happy Anniversary!
    That is a LOVELY shuttle! You must know yourself pretty well to pick the perfect gift like that for yourself! :)

    I've been out of town the last week so I'm just catching up with you - you have been SO BUSY! Doing beautiful work as always!! Your new header is VERY pretty!

    It may have been a rhetorical question, but I'll answer anyway. I need much more space for my rings, mostly because my shuttle is wide. I have gotten better about being able to drop fingers out of the ring as the space gets smaller so I don't have to stop and readjust.

  14. Congratulations Fox, both with your lovely shuttle and your tatting birthday.
    It is good to have you among us and you have done some impressive work this first year. Keep it up.

  15. Thanks, Ann! It wasn't rhetorical, at all! I was really curious as I have only seen one two people actually tat!

    Susanne, Thank you so much for your kind words! It is lovely to be here.

    Tatskool, Your comment got dropped somewhere in cyberspace..... A loss for Tat-land, but I thank you for the visit and your note!
    : ) Fox

  16. Wow you have done so well for 1 year - I love visiting your blog, well done, congratulations, long live tatting!!!!

  17. Long live tatting, indeed! Thank you so much, Sally! : ) Fox

  18. Happy belated tatt-iversary! Talk about hit the ground running...

  19. I was there that day and remember it well. At the time I had no idea it was such a momentous encounter.

    Many happy returns.

  20. Hey, Julia and B! Thanks for the visit! Nice to have a few lurking knitters in Tat-land! Right B; who knew!

  21. Congratulations or Happy Anniversary or Happy Tat Anniversary...well, you get the idea. I have so enjoyed seeing your tatting. I didn't realize you were so new to tatting. You sure can't tell it. You are a very talented lady. I love the shuttle. Take care and happy tatting. Linda

  22. This is worth a second try at commenting.
    Congratulations of your tat-iversary. It has been fun watching you develop as a tatter. I love to see the things you do with my thread.
    I appreciate each and every thing that someones shows with my's the only reason that I continue to dye!

    The little edging which I have done a while ago comes to life. Your heart will be treasured, its a lovely pattern, one that I have also done.

    Here's to many more tat-iversaries for everyone.

  23. Oh Wow....what a lovely way to celebrate! ...and a big hearty congrats to you my dear! That shuttle is Fabulous!

  24. Fox I think that you and I started about the same time learning how to tat . . . and you left me behind a long time ago! Keep up the beautiful work and I *love* your shuttle, I might just treat myself to one too! God Bless!