Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tatting on the front porch

We had a beautiful day for tatting on the front porch. I think the kids were very pleased to meet our special guests, Marilee and Sue Anna! We had discussed the possibility of getting together today, but I wasn't sure my tatting buddies would be able to join us until this morning. It is a long trip for both of them!

We had eight girls today, and they each received special treats... a sample of hand-dyed thread from Marilee and a choice of a Moonlit or Starlit shuttle from Sue Anna. They had great fun winding thread on to their shuttles. I ran out of floss bobbins, so we improvised with homemade floss bobbins made out of card stock. It worked!

Elizabeth spent time talking with Marilee about her blog and her patterns. Jaden took private tatting lessons from Sue Anna. It's great fun to see the girls tatting together and showing off their work. Shelby brought a hanky that she purchased for her great-grandmother, who will be celebrating her 100th birthday the end of this month. I helped Shelby sew one of her motifs on to the hanky. Won't that be a wonderful birthday present?

There may have been more chatting than tatting today, but that's okay. A good time was had by all!

After the kids left, we met our friend Denise for lunch. Of course we all ate too much! 


  1. Had a wonderful time! Thanks for having us over to your house.

  2. Your home is so beautiful! It looks wonderfully peaceful and the playhouse (on Marilee's) is stunning too!

  3. Long ago they had quilting Bees I don't know the name for tatting but I can imagine you all in victorian outfits tatting away!

  4. Oh how lovely, I wish you would all come and tat in my garden, sorry don't have a porch but a large patio do?
    I am sure those kids went away on top of the world, I know I would.

  5. What a marvelous way to spend the day! How nice the day was pleasant so you could enjoy it on the porch.

  6. Sure wish I could have been there with you all!

  7. Fantastic posts from both you and Marilee! And three powerhouse tatters to teach the enthusiastic youngsters! What a special day! And a fabulous house and tree house! I want to play with your loom and slide down the slide! So much talent in the entire family!

    Marvelous gift for the 100-year-old great grandmother!

  8. It's hard to tell who had more fun - the teachers or the girls! What a fun day had by all.

  9. Sounds like a wonderful day!


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