Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tollway Tatters

Five of us were able to come to the Hinsdale Oasis on the Illinois Tollway for a day of visiting and tatting! From left to right, Sue Anna, Marilee, Diane, Sue, and Doris.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~Diane showing off her impressive stack of doilies, all made this year! Most of them were the "Spinning Wheel" pattern by Mary Konior, but there were other patterns, too. Robin Perfetti designed the one that's on her hand in the picture.

Diane's colorful doilies, aka glass mats.

Beautiful handmade shuttles! The website where the artist sells them is shown on the cover of the box.

Sue is making so much progress on the Renulek Spring Doily for 2016! It's in size 80 thread, incredibly dainty.

Doris, a new tatter, successfully completed her first flowers!

Sue Anna finished test tatting my "Cool Circles" design in "Pansy" hand dyed thread. It's a new pattern that I'll be teaching at the I.O.L.I. convention later this month. Didn't she do a beautiful job?


Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

Hello to the Tollway Tatters! You all look quite happy so I know you enjoyed your day. A special congratulations to your new tatter.

JB said...

Very impressive group with beautiful tatted pieces. Pretty new pattern.

Margarets designer cards said...

Looks like all had a great day, I love your new pattern, and gorgeous new thread.

Jane McLellan said...

How wonderful to be able to meet up and see each others' work 'in person'!

muskaan said...

It's so great to read all the posts on your meeting :-)))
Lovely tatting all around !
The layered flower is very cute .
Great new earrings .
That square coaster pattern is by Robin Perfetti (from her latest Coaster pack)

Marilee Rockley said...

Yes, Robin Perfetti, that's the name I couldn't remember before! Thanks, Muskaan. I'll add it to the post.

Thank you to everyone for the nice comments. Wouldn't it be great if we all lived close enough to each other to get together to tat? That would be some party!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It was a wonderful day! Maybe we should organize a tatter's retirement village... jut think what fun we could all have trying to remember where our thread, patterns, and shuttles were left. I'm sure there would be plenty of giggles all around!

tattrldy said...

A day tatting with friends - what could be better? Look at all that tatting! Thanks for giving us a taste of the fun you had. Nice job everyone on your tatting. I'm glad you had someone take a picture of the whole group.

God's Kid said...

So much fun!!! Doris finished her hair clip and wore it last night!! :)

Sally Kerson said...

Love these photos of tatters together, so clever of you to meet like this.