Later that day I checked other TTT posts and saw that the sweltering heat in the US kept more than a few tatters indoors with their laces.
Wanda's post reminded me that I have this delicious Vanilla Rooibos tea just begging to be brewed. So today I am enjoying some iced Vanilla Rooibos and having a Tatting Tea Tuesday do-over.
But before I start tatting, I want to share some news.
♥ for PostieLast Monday Postie brought a package from Lace Lovin' Librarian Diane.
Ciarrán got so excited he tore open the package and crawled out with the contents.
Holy Schemoley! She sent me one of her Diana Andra shuttles as a gift! See it here with my favorite rosewood shuttle? I have been on the look-out for the artisan of this model of shuttles for a number of years.
Here's the backstory: two weeks ago during one of my blog-crawls, I discovered this photo of Diane's. Eureka! Could it be?!?
LLL Diane shared where she bought hers and suggested I contact the artisan via Turn of the Century.
Unfortunately, Diana Andra had to stop making shuttles due to carpal tunnel syndrome. I shared this information with LLL Diane and she sent me one of her shuttles.
I am thrilled beyond description to be the recipient of such generosity and kindness. Thank you, Diane. I will treasure this shuttle forever!
Stop by again tomorrow for the tatting I meant to show you today. I've got to go try out the gorgeous new Diana Andra shuttle!
NEXT: Queen of Hearts Three Ways