Monday, January 3, 2011

Contagion Called For

 \#10 Motif Challenge, 

Another of Sharon's patterns: Petite Snowflake, tatted in lilac #20 Cébélia and Olympus purple.  

 I have looked everywhere, but cannot find the blog where I saw this. It was Norwegian, however, and  I thought it hilarious. 

The writer was talking about the same thing I was yesterday, that being the ubiquitous non-appreciation of tatting.  This woman said of her daughter-in-law: 
My daughter in law asked if tatting was a disease. She may have some right there, and I want a spread of infection.
Clearly, the lack of admiration is a universal malady. Pity.


  1. It's a malady I'll gladly live with! Didn't someone come up with a tatting disease a year or two ago? I wish I could remember what it was.

  2. I'm just glad there's no inoculation: no cure!

  3. People say to me : "but what do you DO with it all?" That's apart from Christmas when they all love the snowflakes and decorations I give them.I've always had the opinion that tatting is strictly something I do for my own anmusement and enjoyment; and, for me at least, it stretches my brain because all those diagrams really are difficult to work out.
    I love the time I spend with my thread, it's like working on a complicated jigsaw puzzle. In fact, at one stage, a few years ago, I was really becoming so addicted to it that I had to take a step back - everything in perspective!

  4. Well a TEtter is a skin disease characterized by eruptions and itching. I’m always ‘itching’ to be a TAtter. LOL
    Tatter seems to be a piece of rag, shreds of cloth, or a ragamuffin. Poor man’s lace. According to sources I’ve read.
    With the bits and pieces of threads that adhere to my person when I’m working; I qualify as a ragamuffin. LOL
    xx Bev

  5. Hey Fox!
    Sorry for the lukewarm response your dragons seem to have gotten. Someone commented on the last post that you will probably hear some dragon talk in the future - I agree. Little kids will always succumb to the lure of something plastic with moving parts. I bet those dragons will spark their imaginations!

    It's not just tatting that can get a less than appreciative reaction. I have had a similar experience with other handmade gifts or cards I have given. I think the people who appreciate things like tatting or sewing the most are people who at least dabble in something artistic or crafty themselves. I'm getting a little more choosey about who I share my crafty side with because I get attached to stuff I make. I don't want to get it back years later in a round about fashion and find that it was purposely left behind - yep, that happened - I still have the items in question, and when I run across them as I did the other day, I get irked. In this case, I think ignorance would have been bliss. They could have given them away and I would have been none the wiser, and have skipped my occasional harrumphs. OOPSIE, who let Bitter Ann out tonight? Don't worry, I'll chase her down and subdue her. :))))

    :) Ann

  6. If a contagion is called for, let me say, we have one! The very scary thread-eating virus called necrotising filitis. I even had a thread virus named after me -- Filum Isdiharum. (Many thanks to Tatskool and her marvelous DH for creating it!)

    And of course, Tat Days 2010 attendees will not easily forget Tathogen, the outbreak game. But there is good news! A Treat Mint has been developed for the Tathogen. More to come....

    Your lilac motif is stunning, Fox! The spots of color added by the beads really sparks it up.

  7. Isdihara, You are really bugging me! I wish I had thought of those wonderful names for the contagion! Perhaps had my thoughts been left to germinate for longer...
    ♥ : ) Fox