This first one is from Aunt Ellen’s Treasury of Tatting (Workbasket Patterns, with no designers stated) and I have tatted it before with some difficulty if I remember correctly. This time? No probemo!
I used Olympus leftovers. #40.
The next one is the beginnings of an oval vintage pattern that I really messed up using ”Knitty Gritty", #40, from Yarnplayer. There was no diagram and I could not see the joins in the photo, as it was so small, so I wasted a bunch of this delicious hand-dyed thread.
In the end, I did give up on this one, for I found I did not like the pattern after all, and it was fairly large.
There is enough left for a small project I am tatting now, however.
******************While reading through the blogs, this caught my eye, here. Monica was talking about the trip her shuttles made to Machu Picchu and my son is about to leave for his trip to Peru.
I mailed him the link to Monica’s post and asked if he might take a tatted something along with him. His suggestion was - get this - that I send a few and maybe a shuttle, so he could give it to the community! His words. : )) Did I raise a good child, or what!!!
So, I looked for some small motifs to send and there isn’t much left, but I am finding bits and pieces that I shall wrap up as the day gets closer. What a lovely idea.
Speaking of tatting tins, this is mine. This is where all the finished stuff goes till I find a home for it or donate some to The Boss to add to her”artwork.”
The other day, when I was looking for something to send with my son, I noticed the little red fox on the tin - I had never seen it before.
My mom gave me this tin before she passed away and it is odd I did not notice the fox then. Now it has taken on new meaning; I really am glad I have it now.
I looked up the Latin (thinking of Michelle!) and it means “A skin for a skin” and is the official motto (adopted in 1670) for The Hudson's Bay Company! Well!