Saturday, September 29, 2012

A fabulous day for the Tollway Tatters!

We had a beautiful day for our Tollway Tatters meeting! Tatters came from far and wide, some die-hards, some newbies... we had so much fun!

My daughter Alison worked on her first doodad snowflake.

Cheryl is a newbie... she's only been tatting six weeks, and her work is beautiful! She worked on the Amusement Doily in size 10. I really find it hard to believe that she's been tatting for such a short time!

Cheryl's mentor is Sue aka God's Kid. Sue brought along some beautiful examples of her tatting, including her doodad snowflakes! These two ladies drove in from Michigan... made me feel like a rock star! ;-)

Barbara, always so cheerful and full of wonderful stories, makes all of us feel so good about what we're working on. She's quite a talented lady. Her tatting is lovely, and she also makes beautiful bobbin lace! She wasn't able to join us last time. I sure am glad she was able to make it today!

Granddaughter Eva is the youngest in our group. She makes beautiful chains, and she thinks she might be ready to learn how to make rings... makes a grandma proud!

Carol is amazing! She tats, she blogs, she embroiders... she inspires us to try new things. Today she brought along matchbook style needle holders for us to decorate. She's such a generous lady!

The oh-so-talented Marilee brought along her latest pendants for us to admire. She also brought along some of her gorgeous HDT. Of course I had to buy some! ;-)

Marilee showed us some of her goodies from Palmetto Tat Days. Boy, I sure wish I could have gone!

The ever-vivacious Sue Anna had us all enthralled! I think she brought along everything she had from Palmetto Tat Days, plus she showed us tons of pictures and videos. She had shuttles, threads, patterns, lessons... if it was at Tat Days, Sue Anna had it! I am going to attend Palmetto Tat Days, probably when I retire in four years. I sure hope Sue Anna will go with me!

Denise worked on an angel for her Doodad Double Dare, and it is adorable! She wants to tweak it some, and then she's going to try writing up the pattern. Who knows... maybe she'll share it with us!

Yes, I managed to do some tatting also. I worked on a Spinning Wheel glass mat in Navy Greens from Jess. I also tatted a doodad snowflake in 4-Eva, another of Jess's color ways, but I forgot to take a picture of it before giving it to my granddaughter. Oops!

I am one proud mama... this is daughter Alison's first doodad snowflake!

Who knows, maybe we'll be able to meet some more tatters at our next meeting. I sure hope so!


  1. Wow - what a great group! Congrats to the newbies - and to all of you for a great get-together :)

  2. Love those tie-dyed shirts. Looks like you all had a great time.
    It was so nice to meet Sue Anna and Marilee IN PERSON! at tat days, way better than following them and their blogs.
    Tollway Tatters are SO COOL!!!

  3. looks like fun. glad you had so many tatters there.

  4. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I was so excited to get to meet Sue Anna and Marilee at tat days. Your group is so inspiring.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day of friendship and tatting and sharing of everything creative. I think I read three generations of tatters in your family at this gathering? So thankful you are carrying on this tatting tradition. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

  6. Just wish I could've been there too!

  7. Sounds like you had a great day, I wish we had something like this in the UK

  8. What a good gathering! I like the shirts as well as the tatting. Great that you had such a good mix of new and experienced tatters.

  9. What fun! If we sell our house as planned next year I must take a look at moving to Illinois : )

  10. The shirts just make it - love them.
    Soon you will have as many people joining the Tollway Tatters as at Tat Days!!!

  11. It was so very much fun!!! Thank you all for allowing us to join you!!! :)
    I didn't get to see Allison's snowflake till now, but please tell her it's awesome!!! :)

  12. Love, love, LOVE reading about Tollway Tatters gatherings! Nothing puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step like hearing about tatters getting togehter and breaking the chain of isolation.

    And you all have a Tie-Dye shirt thing goin' on! Good for you, Tollway Tatters!

    Can I please get a close up of your wonderful tatting in the Tat-ilicious colorway Navy Greens?

  13. We sure know how to have a good time, don't we? Your pictures and description are great!

  14. Oh goodness - what fun! I need to get my photos up, too. Looking forward to the next gathering! Wonderful to meet sue and cheryl, too


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