Monday, January 18, 2010

Set the WABAC Machine

Crank back the clock to 12/29,
The last Tatting Tea Tuesday of 2009.

A lacing day full of chat,
Yes, there was lots of that.
And of tea and of threads intertwined.

IsDihara & Sw4nkyL4c3r on Tatting Tea Tuesday

Let's turn back time briefly to a lovely afternoon spent in the company of a new tatting friend I will call Sw4nkyL4c3r. She does not have an online identity and gave me permission to make one up for her. Brave lass!

DH (Big Daddy) had the whole week off. He and the Sprout went out for the afternoon, leaving us girls to our gossip, tea and lace appreciation.

Sw4nkyL4c3r and I each picked a fine china cup and saucer from my china cabinet and settled in for a good lace-in while Lady Grey steeped in my favorite teapot.

She met Ciarrán and suggested I write up his arrival adventure for my lace guild's newsletter. (Now why didn't I think of that?) Not only will his tale be published in the guild newsletter, but also submitted to a local newspaper. And so Ciarrán's fame grows!

Handmade Card from Carol Lawecki

Teapot Tuesday Tatting
A quick update on this ongoing project:
Celtic Strawberries have been completed and are ready to send to MotherMark. I have received Carol Lawecki's lovely tatting as well and will be mailing out MotherMark's envelope later this week.

Carol Lawecki's Tatted Samples

Aren't Carol's samples stunning, not to mention her handmade card with the tatted teapot and butterfly?

Cross your fingers that we will see her tatting show up on MotherMark's hand-made cards sometime in 2010. But the very first teapot photo she ever received ended up as Teapot Tuesday card #76! So we'll just have to wait until  inspiration strikes.  It will be worth the wait.

I am working on a Shamrock to send her for a future St. Patrick's Day card.  I will keep you all posted as Teapot Tuesday details become available. Do drop by her blog, it is always an entertaining read!

NOTE: What's a WABAC machine, you ask? Find out.


Tatskool said...

Great photo of you and Sw4nkyL4c3r(very clever) and Ciarrán of course. He is going to be an even bigger star, all the others will be so proud/jealous!
You cups and saucers look so elegant, so suitable for a tatter.

IsDihara said...

Thank you, Tatskool. See how Ciarrán is reaching for the chocolate pretzels while we pose for the photo?

FYI--I'm preparing a new lep' post for Ciarrán for St. Patrick's Day. Stay tuned for more adventure.

Tatskool said...

The little blighter! Didn't notice,I couldn't take my eyes of that tea cup!

oh goodie more adventures.

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

Looks like you had a nice get together for tea and tatting. That is wonderul that you will write a piece for the guild newsletter and have it published in the newspaper too!! Ciarrán will be famous!! Good Luck!!

I'm looking forward to seeing what MotherMark will come up with for a card with the tatting samples. :)

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

Hi Isdihara, Did you see MotherMark's latest teapot post? The teapot has a striking resemblence to the colors in the tatted teapot card I made you. Go check it out. I was wondering if you sent Mothermark the card and tatted samples I made?

Have a great day!