This is the first chance I've had to blog for the last week. Why is it that as I get older my time gets shorter? If I live to 150 I am never going to accomplish all the goals that I have set.
Anyhow, I was lucky enough to find some tatted treasures this past week. I very very rarely shop...but it just happens that I came upon an antique shop and of course the only thing I was interested in was tatting and sure enough I found these.
This is very pretty and very dainty. It looks like a baby bib of some sort...perhaps one that would go over a christening gown? I can tell that it is very old but it is in good condition. I didn't get a smoking deal on it but I thought it was precious and well worth the price.
This is an interesting doily. Partially crocheted and partially tatted. It needs blocking, but I couldn't find a mistake anywhere, so I wonder if this might be machine tatted?
Anyhow, I have gotten soooo behind on reading blogs. I just haven't had any significant time to spend on the computer lately. I feel like I am quickly falling "behind the times" in the tatting world...Oh my! It's boggling, wonderful and frustrating all at the same time!
I had a great time reading all the comments on my last post. There were some very clever substitutes for those expletives that sometimes spill out of our mouths.
Here are a few of my favorites:
"Criminy Dick, fudge, crikey, son of a buck, crud, cripes, for the love of Pete, dag nab it"...by Diane
"rats, mice and chickenfeet!"...by Marty
"Bugnuts"...by Suzanne (Must read cute story in comments on last post)
"Oh, fish balls"....by Beverly
"fudge", progresses to "fudgesickles", and culminates with "flying freakin' fudgesickles"!...by Vicki
"Gunga Din"...by Kathy...(you must read her very amusing story in the comments on the last post).
Sadly, I didn't get a chance this year to plant flowers or grow veggies....but I once again got to snap photos of my poppies that come up every year on their own. I thought I'd share a bit of my sunshine with you! If you'd like, you can click on the picture to enlarge and "right click" to save it for use as a background desktop photo.