Not long ago my blogging friend, Martha, mentioned in an email that she had found some things while reorgainizing her sewing room which I might like... IMAGINE my surprise when I received her package in the mail and unwrapped this BEAUTIFUL, tatted, camisole yoke!!! I had ACTUALLY been pondering how long it would take to make one of these lovelies since TATBiT posted a scan of 15 Tatted Yokes & Camisoles. What a coincidence! The yoke is in WONDERFUL shape and the tatting is VERY nice!
Martha enjoys buying vintage items such as patterns, fabrics, quilt blocks and edgings which she uses to create new masterpieces or complete the project envisioned by another. She has an eye for possibilities and the patience to complete intricate work. Her blog, Q is for Quilter, is one of my favorite places to visit. I love looking at her vintage books and seeing what new project she is tackling!
So I plan to take a cue from Martha and use this yoke for a project when I find the right pattern and fabric. It may take a while because I want it to be just right, but I plan to enjoy the journey.
But wait! Martha's generosity didn't end there! She looked through her stash of Work Basket leaflets and found several with tatting patterns which she sent to me - SO nice! Looking through these WONDERFUL issues makes me want to take up new crafts! However, the tatting patterns are REALLY nice and I think they will be fun to try so I will resist temptation... for now.
I especially like this doily,
and these edgings.
And of COURSE, I always LOVE to look at the ads. This one caught my eye.
I don't know which I would enjoy more, my hobby bringing IN $20 each day or the extra 4 hours this ad seems to promise... would it be TERRIBLY greedy of me to want BOTH?
Thank you Martha! You are VERY kind and I am enjoying planning how to put these gifts to use. I am also ABSOLUTELY convinced that your sewing room must be a WONDERFUL place!