Saturday, August 18, 2007

....on a roll





I have been visiting the beautiful lace-making town of
Le Puy in the Haute Loire. I bought a new tatting book there;
La Frivolité I always enjoy looking at new patterns, and I needed a book in french, for when friends want to learn.
I have a passion for blue squares, this is one motif from a mat which uses 16 surrounded by a border. The black "work-in-progress is also from the book. The strange shape is me with shuttle-ends, and no pattern trying an idea for a cornfield inspired bookmark...I think I could probably get a bit nearer to what I want a second time. The reason for the title, and also the reason I haven't posted sooner, is the printer-scanner broke, and David discovered a bit of forgotten tatting in the roller...oops, sorry. It has been replaced, but it takes me a while to learn how to use new equipment, also David wasn't too keen to let me back into the office. I promise from now on all bits will be counted in and out, like swabs in surgery!

5 comments:

Sharon said...

I must admit the lace-on-a-roll had me laughing. I know it doesn't seem funny to either you or David, but it tickled my funny bone. The lace sure is pretty and I like the corn field piece you are working on. It reminds me of a row of flowers.

Tattycat said...

I, too, find it very funny! I guess this means you have an assistant for scanning in the future! I am so glad to see you back to posting and that you have been busy with your tatting. I love the corn field piece.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your lace is beautiful... I love the black piece! I haven't had any luck scanning, but I haven't read any directions either! Good luck learning the new equipment!

Marty said...

Glad you got over your "tatting block" and are back at it! I really like the idea for a cornfield bookmark. Be careful with that new scanner! After reading of your experience, I'm glad mine is a flatbed!

Arlene said...

chinton@nnex.net is the email for erin at shuttle shoppe. I was one I am getting in a few days!!

Love your site!
Arlene