Welcome to the new year of VTT! Suzanne has created a new badge for us. My older Vintage Thingies Thursday posts will remain listed under the old badge, and a new list will be started under this button on my sidebar.
I will start the year by showing the most wonderful Christmas gift I received from big sister P. She handed forward some family heirlooms she has received from our mother years ago, and I will leave them someday for my daughter. The goodies came in this box:
This is what was inside:
Great Aunt Saima's tatting shuttle, with some lace she has tatted, a tiny hook with a ring for your finger, and a small pair os scissors. I have posted about this lace before, and I thought I had a shuttle I couldn't find. I still think I may have one, because I'm thinking of a slightly different shuttle. This one is silver, with Saima's nick name engraved. I'm so happy to have this set. Thank you, P. Big hugs!
To help me use the shuttle, P gave me also a book about women's own handicrafts:
There is a chapter about tatting lace:
All I need now is to take the book and the shuttle, and start working.
By the end of the day I should have something like this finished:
Only kidding! I have never tried this, and I think it would take me weeks to make a simple lace like in the first picture.
Suzanne is showing some vintage Christmas ornaments, and the list of links to other VTT blogs.