Monday, March 02, 2009

It's been awhile since I've done a "newsy" post. Did you know that any post you have in "drafts" counts as a published post? My 1,000th is in drafts plus I found a few others that I'd started at some point but never finished or copied what I had onto another post so I deleted those. I still have 3 posts to go after this one before I hit ONE THOUSAND.

That means I can be chatty. I googled "tatted purse" this morning on a whim and realized it had been a LONG time since I've googled tatted images. There were so many new ones! I ended up buying some thread. I won't say anymore about it until I get it. Oh, in my last post, I had spelled Lizbeth wrong, putting an "s" in place of the "z", but I corrected it later.

Lavendar bag This is for sale at the Embroidery Center and just a little different from what I have seen before. I think I started one lavendar plant last year and I hope it comes back up this year since I didn't get any lavendar from it then. You might notice if you look at this heart closely that it has the crocheted picots which is often a sign of mass production by cheap labor. There is more than one way to look at that - it's exploitation any way you look at it, but not buying it isn't likely to change things. So do you help provide at least a meager living to someone or do you boycott it and have faith that your actions will lead to more equitable trade? I don't believe there is a right/wrong answer and I hope I didn't word that in a way that implies one or the other, other than stating it is exploitation. What I mean is how you respond to buying it or not is the choice that is not right/wrong in my opinion. You just choose according to what feels best to you.

All right...onward!

For all the tatters and tatting groups we do hear about - how many do we NOT hear about? As I was surfing google images, I came across the Needle Nerds in Georgia. There is a photo from one of their 2005 meetings showing a huge tatted tablecloth. Can you imagine? It took the tatter 8-10 years to complete.

Gosh, it's been so long since I've tatted and posted what I tatted on a regular basis that I nearly forgot! This is Jane Eborall's Red-Eyed Tree Frog ..umm, well, yellow-eyed in this case. LOL! I'm tatting him for someone special and I was so proud of being able to work all the way through with only a few small glitches. And then I went to block him, ends neatly tucked and nipped, only to suddenly discover I had made the very last join in the wrong place! The ends are cut. If I try to pull it out, join a new thread and retat that last chain, I think it will be visibly bulkier. Or I might try hiding one set of ends in the eyeball. Or I could just do the whole thing over. I won't know until the end of the week because I'm already weighted down with other things I have to get done by then, so we'll just see then if I have enough time to make a whole new frog or if I'll just repair this one. My other concern is that the toe beads between the bugle beads are too small to show up. A whole new frog would be a good excuse to correct that.

I've noticed everyone is busily tatting Iris's TIAS. I don't have the time to do it right now but I also find I'm not very patient in these and want to get on to the next step NOW when I do play. If you want to get in on it, you start here!


  1. Gina, pre-congratulations on your 1,000th post! Whoo hoo!

  2. Congratulations on your 1000th post! I echo Lady ShuttleMaker when I say "WOOO HOOOO!!!"

  3. Thanks for sharing the Tatted Table Cloth. It is just gorgeous! Love the butterfly also. I think your froggy is cute, I don't see any booboos! Holy Moly 1000 post and I just got started!

  4. Hi Gina! I popped back over to say hello! I like your idea of getting a commemorative tatting shuttle, don't know if it's do-able with the new car, but it's a very nice thought! Oh, I was thinking, why don't you get yourself the "Goddess" tatting shuttle from Noreen Crone-Findlay!?! It's PERFECT for you! You are, after all, a "Tatting Goddess"! ;)


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