Monday, December 29, 2008
Brendan meets the gang
I took Brendan to "4 0'clock Rock" tatting group today. It was fun explaining what a leprechaun is....you know....how do you explain words like "mischievous" and "why do they come from Ireland"? Like I said, it was fun! Oh and since the Leps now have their very own blog, Brendan decided he should stitch a "B" on his hat so you could tell him apart from all the others.
Here he sits with Jinju's latest tatting creation: a cute bookmark. Jinju has her Josephine chain down to a science. Honestly, these girls are very capable tatters now and they don't need me anymore....snif snif.
Of course, I couldn't keep B still for long he had the whole shop to explore. It was like bringing a toddler to a candy store (or even worse....bringing ME to a candy store)....Sheesh! Here he is making friends with some handmade Korean Kitties.
I asked the girls if they had any folklore or such to share from their culture. Kyoung-Mi told me that a pair of birds are often presented as a wedding gift because the are representative of bringing together the earth and the sky. After she shared this story Brendan found just the pair!
....and he couldn't resist going for a ride on this dove....so he certainly had himself a grand ol time!