I've been saving this post so that I would have time to fit it in my header in a way that showed it off the best.
I got home from work Monday to find an unexpected envelope from Wendy at Umi n Tsuru. Wendy has surprised me before and I'm always amazed at her talent and generosity. I knew she had some giveaways going on but had not participated. When I opened the envelope, I literally gasped at what was inside. If you knew me well, you would know that's very very rare for me. It's extremely difficult to truly surprise me but I certainly was this time!
Wendy remembered I'd said I liked drawn thread embroidery on hankies and she found this beautiful example of it. I have many with a corner embellished with drawn thread work but none where it is in EVERY corner and all the way around! On top of that, she tatted this gorgeous edging from a pattern in Susanne Schwenke's book in what has to be at least size 40 thread and perhaps even finer. The tatting is perfect and it complements the hanky design beautifully! It was for my birthday which was the day before so she couldn't have timed it any better!
You might remember I recently tatted this doily and mentioned wanting to frame it. Well...it fits perfectly in the center of this hanky so I'm going to frame them together. I am absolutely thrilled with this.
Fox and a few others have commented lately on the generosity of the tatting community and I, too, have felt it and noted it time and again. I've received so many lovely things not only in recent weeks but also in all the years I've been tatting and involved in the online community. Thank you everyone!
And a Special Thanks to Wendy for this precious gift!
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