Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vladivostok Variety and a Tartan Treat

From Kristen in Russia, 
a virtual cornucopia arrived yesterday in my mailbox:

And then, another package from a good friend:


That Russian book is one my Grandfather could have translated for me. Luckily, there are loads of diagrams, so I shall thoroughly enjoy it though I cannot read a word. Plus I have the perfect purple for a border for the hanky. I shall pick a border from the book.

The shuttle is a covered with the tartan of my son-in-law’s family. Unfortunately in the photo you cannot see the slight pinkish cast. It is so pretty.

Ah, I am lucky indeed to have such wonderful tatting friends.  Thank you both very much.

Remaining on topic here, I‘ll use the opportunity to post a photo of a tatted gift I received ages ago from Umintsuru, a case for a shuttle that she tatted with a billion beads.

Every so often I take this out and just look at it. Wendy is an amazing tatter. See for yourself:


  1. Wonderful gifts. I especially like the beaded bag. I'm going to have to study it closely!

  2. Wow, that is sooo exotic! Which tartan is it, if you don't mind telling us. Wonderful beaded bag! beaded bag!

  3. Definitely treasures! That bag is gorgeous!

  4. all you can do now, my dear eess ide in a bleu téléphone cabine,... eet ees allrrright, you can frivolité een there, if you beeng ze spéciale tattinc shuttle!

  5. Lovely gifts! I've been tempted to order a Russian book, mainly because I'm fascinated with Russian history. I've also been tempted by tartan shuttles. I really need to look up which one would have been worn by my ancestors.