Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Is That Giraffes I See?

In April I started helping my friend Peggy learn to tat. Maybe I should say I helpED my friend Peggy learn to tat. She's doing a fabulous job and I'm very proud of her.

I'm pretty sure she's caught the tatting bug, let me tell you why I think so.



  • She has more shuttles then she can use at any given time and carries the new ones around ever where she goes.... still in their packages.



  • Last Friday she placed a Handy Hands order and ordered MORE shuttles .... different kinds and colors .... a book and 10+ spools of Lizabeth threads.



  • She has already visited Etsy and scored some lovely HDTs, some she gifted to me!!



  • She has spent hours searching the internet for patterns and probably just as many hours looking thru the books I loaned her.
How would I know all of this? I know because she can no longer carry her "portable" craft in a little ziplock baggie or coin purse, she's graduated to a large bag with giraffes on it.

Last Thursday I noticed the giraffe bag, next I noticed the giraffe on her necklace. Humm giraffes, is there a pattern here? Then Friday I went to her office on a work related matter and I noticed there were giraffes every where. How did I miss this ? So giraffes it is then.

Tomorrow I am leaving home for a week, but rather then spend the weekend preparing to be away from home, I spent it tatting giraffes to make Peg a fabric postcard.



They are made with Tatskool's Antique Bronze HDT, using the pattern from my autographed copy (*smile*) of Martha Ess' More Critters on the Block.

Tat On!

Bonnie

2 comments:

Fox said...

"She has more shuttles then she can use at any given time and carries the new ones around ever where she goes.... still in their packages."

Hilarious! Fox : ))

❦TattingChic said...

HEY! I really like this friend Peggy of yours! I also carry around more tatting shuttles at any given time than I can possibly use and still in their packages! In fact yesterday when I was demonstrating at this event I had to open one of them and did use it! ha ha ha! THEN I ended up giving one of them away to an interested possible newbie...there was a LOT of interested possible newbies but I had a feeling that I should give a tatting shuttle to THIS ONE! ;)
Anyway those giraffes are nice in that bronze color! Pamela sure has some lovely HDT's doesn't she? WOW! When I was packing for my big move I was stuffing all my HDT's in a big plastic bag and I realized I NEED MORE MORE! I mean I realized how many beautiful HDT's I have from all the lovely dyers out there!