Monday, September 9, 2013

Homecoming



On April 1, 2010, these comments appeared in tat-ology, 
when I offered to send the book out to Tat-Land:

49 comments...
                  Gina Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 1:09:00 PM EDT
                 I would LOVE to see it! Very generous of you

                 
                  Tatskool Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 1:12:00 PM EDT
                  Oh wow what a cool idea, I would love that.
                
                  Jane Eborall Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 1:26:00 PM EDT
                  What a splendid idea. Will you eventually get it back?
                  Do hope it doesn't get lost in the post.
                  
Fox Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 1:34:00 PM EDT
YESSS!!! I am so pleased you three responded so quickly! 
I was hoping for this exact thing to happen.

...
The List:
~beginning April 2010~

Gina
Tatskool
Jane
Sally
Trayna
Paula
Dale Marie
sewmuchfun 

tatting-marie
Diane 
Arty Lady
 Wendy
Suneeti
Margaretha
Liyarra  
Karen
Miranda
Bree
Martha
Bev
Bonnie
Krystle
Michelle 
Jeanne 
Leah
Joëlle
LAST STOP
AUGUST 2013
with...
Margaret
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Well, here it is a few years later, and I am pleased to say Angeline has returned safely home, looking to be in pretty good shape too!

Thank you to all Tatters out in Tat-Land who visited with the book and took such care.

It is poignant to see that the first person to respond to the post and the first to receive Angeline was Gina. In retrospect, that is most fitting.

Jane, I am glad that your worries did not come to fruition! There was never a problem that could not be solved or any mishap along the journey; it all went smoothly.

All went well except that poor Margaret, last on the list, had to pay the awful postage charge for the voyage home! Thank you, Margaret, and thank you for the tatting, thread and pretty card enclosed.
And Bob’s yer uncle.

16 comments:

  1. Next time - ask everyone to enclose a postcard with the book as it travels around the world - what fun it would be to spend a few hours reading all of them when the book comes home!
    My first thought too, was that it was so good to know that Gina got to spend some of her precious time with Angeline.

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  2. Wow! I can't believe it's been 3-1/2 years. What a journey! And I miss Gina's kind words to all.

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  3. What a wonderful idea! I never cease to be amazed by the ingenuity and generosity of those in the tatting community.

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  4. This is a wonderful post - very nicely written, in your unique style! I also can't believe it's been three and a half years! I'm relieved it made it back safely! And also got as far as Australia! It was so generous of you to share it in this special way. It was also wonderful that some tatters took the time to tat some of the motifs and showed how attractive they are in modern threads, in both white and color! I'm still amazed that I ordered a copy way back in1994 (as a Christmas present) because someone in our group had a copy and I thought it would be nice to have one for my own 'library'. I really had no idea who Angeline was at the time. She certainly kept the tatting flame alive and worked so hard to print and bind each book! An amazing lady!

    It was especially poignant to see Gina's comment.

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    1. Hi, Kathy,
      ...also Scotland, Engand and Singapore!

      It really is hard to believe it has been that long. Where do the days and years go?
      Fox : )

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  5. Such a wonderful journey, I'm glad the book made it safely back home.

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  6. Yes, Singapore. I got a chance to have the book for a while. Thank you so much for the opportunity. What a very unique pleasure. Your generosity is most appreciated.

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  7. What a great adventure! Thank you for sharing Angeline with so many lovely tatters and chronicling the tale.

    Such a nice post to read first thing in the AM.

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  8. So glad she came home safely - I was delighted to be part of the list and to have had the chance to leaf through her pages - Thank you!

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  9. I was thrilled to spend time with Angeline. My only regret is that I did not choose a motif to tat as a reminder of all the lovely patterns. I keep hearing rumors of re-prints... one can only hope!

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  10. I very much enjoyed Angeline's visit with me. I am glad that she has finished her rambling around the world and is now at home.

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  11. I am so glad that Angeline returned home safely. I really enjoyed having her and that you for your generosity and trust. I hope that Feargal will find his way home one day. I have lost track of his travels but am sure he is having a great time!

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    1. Tatskool! What a joy to see your name pop up! I think of you often and Maebh asks often if Feargal has returned home. I hope you are reunited after his travels.
      xxooxx
      Fox : ))

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  12. Hi Fox

    I am sitting in a bar with free wifi, catching up with you, thank you for letting me read your lovely book and I am so glad it got back to you in one piece.
    Love from a very hot, hot Cyprus with a heat wave of 40+
    Love to Gian
    Hugs
    Margaret

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  13. I haven't worked on anything in such a long time, and though I have been slow to catch up, I started reading the blogs and was soooo delighted to read this one! I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to spend time with Angeline, your generosity will never be forgotten! It was indeed a chance for me to read and enjoy something I would not have ever gotten the chance to otherwise. Again, Thank You. Bree.

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    1. Thank YOU, Bree. You have made my day!
      xxoo
      Fox : )

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