Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tatting Tea Tuesday - Tidbits

Today is The Sprout's first day of preschool! We got him up, washed, dressed, fed and out the door without too much of a struggle. His first day is only an hour and a half. Nothing to get too worked up over, though Big Daddy was certain I would cry.

Okay, okay. I started to tear up at the last moment. But only because the teacher's assistant came over and said, "You can leave now if you're ready. No reason to cry."

Of course, then Big Daddy said, "Oh no! You said cry." And sure enough, tears started to well up.

That's sabotage, right?

Tatting Tea Tuesday
Tatting Tea Tuesday is dedicated to tidbits. Small snippets of information that will sort of catch me up enough to focus on one or two more Tat Days posts.

Mojito Mint tea and Pepperidge Farm "Chesapeake" dark chocolate pecan cookies accompany today's post. My shuttles are loaded to continue work on the "summer fun" bookmark that I posted about on June 15. Will I complete it before the first snow falls? 

My homage to the "Ladies of Missalonghi" from August 24 isn't far enough along to photograph either. But the butterfly cakes were delicious. 

Fifteen seconds of fame?
Have you seen the Sept./Oct. 2010 issue of Piecework magazine? It was the topic of my August 20 post.

An article on page 46, entitled "A Tray Cloth to Hemstitch" includes a lovely vintage tatted edging. But there is no mention of how to tat the lace should someone wish to recreate the tray cloth.

A side bar on how to miter a corner as well as a how-to diagram for antique hemstitching are included. For the tatting all it says is: "Handsew the lace around the edge of the tray cloth. Steam-press."

So I emailed the editors to share a source for the vintage tatted edging.

The pattern may also appear in other sources, but the one I had on my reference shelf was from a reprint of Butterick's Tatting and Netting, 1896 (New York).

Wouldn't you know? I got a nice note back asking for permission to print my email in a future issue of the magazine's "By Post" column. How cool is that?

Wishing you all blissful me time to create something beautiful. See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!


Anonymous said...

Aw, sprout is so cute!

You realize I had to start swallowing (a lot) after reading what your TTT was accompanied with... I didn't want to be drooling on myself, nor did I want my co-workers to start asking me why I was suddenly losing saliva (at such a rapid rate).

Pecans and chocolate, is there any better combination?

Oh, and thanks for your comment on my blog! ;-)

แบบเต็มของสีและความสุข said...

Awwww! He's so amazing. I love him. =) (And good choice on the zebra lunch box. Zebra's are THE BEST!!!)

I'm still working on finding time to scan my rings for you... the down side of being a very busy girl. Oh college and marching band...

Tatfully Yours said...

I know it is hard when they go off to school. My son is going to have a hard time when college comes around because he will have to find a way to explain why his mother is attached to his leg!!!!

H J Hess said...

The Sprout at school! He is growing quickly. What next? The keys to the car? How fun!
I bet you and your husband are the proud parents. Enjoy every moment.

Lelia said...

My three are in college, when each of them had their first day of school my husband had to take tham as I was a complete mess.

As for the PieceWork, yes, I did pick up that issue & thanks in advance for the tatting edge pattern. I kinda wondered why they didn't include it. Will look forward to seeing it in one of their next issues.

( I just read the Ladies of Missalonghi. )

Tatskool said...

What excitement, first day at school...did he tell you all about it??
He looks so cool.