Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mid-day at the oasis...

is so much more fun than Black Friday crowds!

This isn't the greatest picture, but hey... I was holding my phone and taking a picture at the same time! From left to right... yours truly, Marilee, Sue Anna, and Jean.

We met about 10:30 and shared stories, laughter, and tatting goodies until about 3:30. We had a vendor come up and ask us what we were doing. One of her customers thought we were knitting for her! Ha! Ha! The vendor had heard of tatting, but didn't take us up on our offer of a free lesson. We certainly had enough supplies with us!

Michelle, are you sitting down as you're reading this? I was able to teach Marilee how to tat a single shuttle split ring! Me! Can you believe it? Sue Anna jumped right in and taught us both a neat little trick to make the SSSR even more easily. I'll have to play with it to see if I remember what she taught us. Sue Anna is a treasure trove of information!

Jean is a newbie, and she spent quite a bit of time perfecting her flip. We were all thrilled that she made her very first ring while spending time with us! Unfortunately, Jean doesn't have a blog... yet! We'll have to keep working on her to get her to blog. I do think she's addicted to tatting. How could she not be with Marilee as her teacher?

Sue Anna surfed the Internet on her iPhone to check out Etsy and various blogs. She is so much fun to be around! I wonder if she knows I call her Sue Anna the Enabler when I'm at home? She enabled all of us to tat with very generous gifts of Lizbeth and hand-dyed thread. She even gave me some shuttles to bling. I know she's waiting for the Random Number Generator to choose her number!

Marilee shared some of her hand-dyed thread with us. Her colors are beautiful! She also graciously autographed our copies of her new book, Tatted Jewelry.

Here's Jean working on closing her very first ring!

I'm probably leaving something out, but we did have a wonderful day together! Ladies, thank you for driving so far so that we could spend some tatting time together!


  1. ARE YOU KIDDING? I *sort of* taught Marilee R something? (Okay, indirectly but still).

    Holy moly. I need to sit.

    I want to know when the next one of these happens- maybe I can convince Bluebird to do a road trip!

    It sure looks like a ton of fun.

    Hoping to hear more details about that SSSR!

  2. I couldn't be more jealous! I love, love, love Marilee's thread (think I have to buy some more for my own Christmas Stocking!). I would love to meet tatting friends but all of mine are either off in cyberspace or way too far away to drive to meet. (But I'll take the deep south over that part of the country these days for sure!)

    We need to schedule the next online tatting meeting!

  3. Wow ladies I am soon jealous, I wish I lived closer to be able to gather with so much talent.

  4. It was so much fun! The time passed by much too quickly. Thank you, Diane, for driving up to meet us in the middle. The bag and matching shuttles that you made are treasured works of art!

  5. Color me Grinchy Green with jealousy! You all looked like you had so much fun!

  6. You folks travel miles to see each other, but it is great seeing so many 'happy tatters' together.
    Strange the comment moderator word that I have to type before this is published is 'nating' could that mean tatting and nattering?!!!

  7. Wonderful way to spend a day...with good friends and lots of sharing of tatting info. I wish I was there as I would NOT pass up a chance to have a personal lesson. Happy tatting together...


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