Friday, September 3, 2010

More Tat Days Fun!

The very talented Karey Solomon presided over the Early Birds session, which began at ... well, dark o'clock!  I stumbled in around 6:30 and there were already quite a few tatters there.  This year, Karey had us all tatting the Mary Fitch Poplar Leaf.  It's a neat little pattern, one shuttle, and works up quickly.  If I can find mine, I'll post a picture of it.

Speaking of are some of the Early Bird crew:  Theresa (sitting, left), Karey, Jean (sitting, right). 

Mine was not the prettiest leaf off the first try, in autumn colors, definitely looked like a dead leaf.  My second (and final, since I haven't made any more yet) leaf looked more like the picture on the pattern I was given. 

This was just at our end of the table...I don't think I got a picture of everyone there, but I did snap a quick one looking down the table. 

Everyone looks so busy, but I promise you that we were laughing and talking the whole time.  That one sentence pretty much sums up Tat Days - or any given Guild meeting - we were busy, but laughed and talked the whole time. 

The goodie bags we each received had tons of neat stuff in them, and the teachers each received a special teacher gift bag.  We each got a small bag stuffed full of fun stuff at the "Left and Right" game, and there was also the Silent Auction which had some really beautiful items this year!  I won three of the auctions - I won a large, blue box that folds almost flat; a round, drawstring tatting bag; and the latest issue of Piecework magazine.  I'll try to get some pictures this weekend to share.


  1. How wonderful it is that you are starting your blogging adventure with posts about Tat Days! I wish I could have been there with all of you. Some day...