Friday, April 19, 2013

Pink Saturday

Hi everyone! Hope you all are enjoying this nice spring weather in your little corner of the world. We are going to have thunderstorms today though. Oh, well April showers bring May flowers. For today, I want to share with you a beautiful card that my dear mother-in-love made out of tatting. For those of you that don't know what tatting is, it is a form of intricate lace work done with fine thread and a shuttle.


These are some of my mother-in-loves shuttles, and just a few of her many threads. She  tried to teach me to do it, but I just couldn't seem to get the right knack of it.

This card she recieved from dear father-in-law for Mother's Day one year, had a pattern on it that looked just like tatting.



She copied the picture almost exactly, and made one out of tatting!


Here are the two side by side.
 
I wonder how many hours it took her to do it, but I love it!! Truly a work of art!
 
thanks for coming by for a visit. I am joining in with Beverly over at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2013/04/pink-saturday-april-20-2013.html Be sure to stop by and visit the other participants!
 
Debbie

31 comments:

LV said...

I used to do a lot of handwork, but no more. However, I never learned to do this. She does an excellent job. Very pretty.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What an incredible artist! How fortunate you have both the card and the tatting to pass down as family heirlooms.

Debra

Farm Girl Pink... said...

That is incredible... how divine! I have tried to master just simple crocheting and can't do it.

So I have lots of love, for these delicate threaded craft, works of art.

Betty said...

Hi
Your post is so beautiful. I love to knit dish cloths. Thank you for your visit to My Cozy Corner.
xo
Betty

Marcia said...

Absolutely beautiful.
Happy pinks.
XOXO's

Tami Kenner said...

Oh my goodness Debbie that is amazing. I love the tatting. I wish I could find the time to learn that technique.
Happy Pink Saturday! xo Tami

bj said...

My mother did a little tatting...not too much and, somehow, I didn't end up with a piece of it. Bummer.

This is an excellent job ....she was very good.

Jacqueline said...

So beautiful! I can't believe how they look exactly the same. I never learned to do this, but I sure can appreciate it.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Absolutely beautiful. My grandmother and great Aunt used to do tatting. Such an amazing skill.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your mother-in-law's tatting in beautiful! My grandmother made lace by tatting. It is almost a lost art these days. Happy Pink Week!

Jon Yusoff said...

The remade motifs are truly beautiful. I'd like to think that it was done with a lot of passion for the craft of tatting.

Tatting is enjoying a revival in a big way and there are many new tatters joining the community every day.

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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Debbie! This has to be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. What a skill! It makes for a wonderful keepsake.

Leann said...

Simply amazing and beautiful! Wow that is definitely an art form.

Enjoy them!

Leann

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That is a very BEAUTIFUL card! All that handwork is amazing! It's a keepsake!
Warmly,
deb

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Debbie. I met you over ( so to speak ) over at OLCOTW. I love your blog site, so pretty.

Marsha

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Rebecca Nelson said...

I can't crochet...I've tried. My tension is a mess. A tatting? That totally escapes me!

Beautiful post my talented friend.

I love it when you visit me. Love, Rebecca

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet post! Her handiwork is amazing! Thanks for visiting! xo