Babysitting in the evening and airport waiting enabled me to have some time to get some serious tatting done! That fabbo yellow HDT - recognize it? - of course is Tatskool's. The leaf is a lot of fun to do. I will tat that pattern again.
The little socks - always such a great gift - are from a pattern I think I saw on Diane's blog, but I am not sure about that... Here's the book it is in:
When I arrived home there were two packages for me in my mailbox! I saw the stamp from Singapore, so I knew it was from umintsuru and the other stamp was from the USA, so it had to be the Nifty Needle.
Isn't it sweet? Look at the pretty motif, decorating the card. Lovely presentation!
Thank you to both most generous tatting buddies! I love the tatting press and I am grateful for more of that wonderful Coron thread.
This leaf was an extra little surprise in the tatting press when I opened it up! Love the pattern and the tatting is lovely! Thank you so much, nifty! Another thank you for a little bag of my favourite glitter.... BEADS! I can never have enough! These are very pretty and tempt me to be creative...
Thank you both.
While I was away, I checked my SIL's computer and was AMAZED to see I had won the Typstatting Giveaway. Zowie!
Never have I won anything. I just do not. I think when I was about 16 years old - so many, many moons ago - I won a carton of Coke in a radio show draw. That is it. I do not have luck with raffles, draws and the like.
So, M, if you are reading this, it was a wonderful thrill to read that I am the recipient. Not only do get to have great tatting goodies, but also I seem to have broken out of a lifelong pigeon hole! Thank you!
I must unpack. But first, a little glimpse of what a wonderful trip I had and what fun I had with the kids...