Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Visiting Lace-lovin' Librarian's Summer Tatting Class

The class took place on Lace-lovin' Librarian Diane's porch. Here Diane is sewing a tatted motif designed by a young student onto a handkerchief.

The view of nature's beauty from Diane's porch is so peaceful! The weather was perfect, with a refreshing breeze.

To the trees! What a surprise to see this magnificent tree-house, built by Diane's husband, complete with slide. When the children are done with their tatting class, they get to take turns going down the slide.
Sue Anna and Diane with the Saori loom that Diane has been busy weaving colorful bags on. Notice the neatly shelved books? Obviously a librarian lives here :)

Diane showing us one of her shuttle cabinets where she stores her collection in style.

Some of the fancy shuttles in Diane's cabinet. I think she said the ones in this drawer were handmade by LadyShuttleMaker.

I am so glad to have been able to go with Sue Anna to visit Diane and her tatting class. The children are so enthusiastic about learning how to tat. Sue Anna brought gifts of a new tatting shuttle for each child, and I provided samples of hand dyed thread. After class, we enjoyed a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and were joined there by another tatting friend, Denise. All in all, a perfect day!

11 comments:

TAT19540 said...

So much fun. Great to have you along!

Lelia said...

I'm glad you all had a good time - and what fun to catch a bite with Denise, too!!!

Lovely weather. Should be nice this and next week per t.v. news.

wickedtats said...

Wow. Sounds like a great day out... and what an awesome tree house!

Jane McLellan said...

Great pictures! I feel as though I'm observing Diane's place with you. I'm sure the children enjoyed meeting other tatters too.

Madtatter80 said...

Ahh Diane is shy to show off her beautiful place! Glad you did it for her :) well you all had such a wonderful time, it's what tatting dreams are made of!

Margarets designer cards said...

What a lovely house and garden, wow, I can't match that, and the books stacked up in neat rows, don't bring here over here of course she could always sort my books out and make them look fab.
I wish I could have joined you but I am just too far away, those kids must have been on top of world when they left.
Margaret

God's Kid said...

Looks like a totally awesome day!!!! :)

GraceT said...

Lovely day in a lovely home!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

All I can say is Wow! Thanks so much for sharing this visit! I would have thought I was in Wonderland! Those kids are so lucky to have Diane as their teacher and mentor! (I'd like to play with the loom, too! And maybe even go down the slide!

And some day they may realize the privilege of owning your beautiful thread! You're all an inspiration!

Tally Tatty said...

Thank you for a glimpse on paradise. Lovely home, nice nature and garden, loved children, books,.... And great tatting!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It was a beautiful day! I'm surprised that so many are interested in pictures of my home. Maybe I should show it off a bit more... with pictures of my friends gracing it, of course!

Thanks for making the long trip. You and Sue Anna made me feel extra special!