Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tatting Tea Tuesday Again

Tea Time ~ Originally uploaded by nikilynn

The photographer who manipulated this photo is only 15 years old. She is magnificently talented. Go see her other work! And she has a BLOG!

I emptied my phone of photos last night. Here is something I completely forgot about. Do you know what it is?

I am pretty sure I took it at Ding-A-Ling, a downtown craft supplies store. I'm also pretty sure it is macrame. But WHAT is it? LOL! I wish I'd taken a photo of the whole thing. i know I took this part because I was mentally translating it into tatting and wanted it for reference. See the woven picots? Angel wings or butterfly wings may be what I had in mind. I know I've wanted to use woven picots in both but haven't managed to get around to it yet. Maybe when I complete the design program I'll feel motivated to do so.
(Afterthought- it was not at Ding-A-Ling. They do not have hardly any open floor space with all the craft supplies taking up so much room. This must have been a shop in Noblesville when I walked around with my son & DIL at an open air mall there.)

Here's something else I forgot about. This is a new water feature at Purdue University. It's over by the Burton Center and Child Development & Family Services building. I was early for an appointment one day and sat in front of this and meditated for awhile. There are also benches and landscaping to make it such a nice place to be, listening to the water trickle down. I guess it is lit up at night but I have not seen it yet. You can't really see the glass panel that well but it is etched in Purdue icons - a tractor for its agricultural beginning, numerous engineering symbols, mathematical equations, the PU logo, etc.

And this is just a happy label I found in some 2nd hand clothing I bought made out of flax linen. Isn't that a wonderful thought to be wearing?


  1. Is the macrame art made from a parasol? Or perhaps a lampshade frame?

    Thanks for sharing the lovely tea party art. You're right the teen artist is quite talented.

  2. you have Flax! this brand is NYC boutique clothing, but we here in Ithaca get it (relatively) cheap, as they started here, and have their big end-of-season sale here every year!

    got to love the motivational tags, too!


  3. I wish I could remember what it was. It was some kind of home decor. Maybe it was an umbrella but I'm thinking maybe a firescreen front too. Or maybe a wall fan?

    Dani - how cool you have access to that line of clothing! I hardly ever buy anything new but I thihk I'd be tempted there to splurge.

  4. Very clever - the double 'l' in wonderful!

    I checked out Niki's flickr site - OMG! So young and so very talented. Thanks for sharing that. Someone to watch, for sure!

  5. That is such a cute picture with the lady in the teacup.

    I can see a butterfly wing too with the macrame design. If you ever figure out what the piece is, let us know.


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