Sunday, September 19, 2010

We're Ready for the State Fair!

We were missing a few familiar faces around the table, but we had enough hands to sort through the hundreds of tatted butterflies, bugs, and beauties from around the world.  Each little tatted motif went into its own small plastic self-sealing bag (think Zip-Loc, only smaller) unless the motifs were very, very small - two went into the little bag instead of one.

Here are Donna Thompson and Katharine Buckner sorting through some of the beauties.  Donna is the new President of the Palmetto Tatters Guild, and Katharine is now at the Apprentice level in Tatters Across Time!  There was such a variety - not just butterflies, which are certainly very popular, but also bugs of every kind, flowers, and tiny animals and fish.  Some came to us ready to hand out, as bookmarks -- with a long, tatted tail; others had been tatted onto the single rounded end of a paperclip, for a different kind of bookmark! 
We will be at the SC State Fair on Saturday, October 23 in the Home Arts Building.  As usual, we will be displaying and demonstrating tatting - and giving away the little tatted items that so many have made and contributed throughout the past year!  Some folks visit our booth every year - to choose a new addition to their collection!  The "literary snail" at the left may be found on the Palmettos' website - - under "Favorite Patterns," along with several others.  If you haven't visited our website yet, please do - you'll find information about us and our meeting dates/times, and pictures of Tat Days! 
President Donna also announced the date for Tat Days 2011 - pencil ready to mark your calendar?  September 23-24, 2011.  We will again be at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center, where all our activities and sleeping rooms are under one roof (except for mealtimes - just a short, easy walk to the dining hall).  The Lacemaker of Cortland, Ohio, will again be our key vendor -- Bill and Tracy bring such wonderful threads, shuttles, yarns, needles, hooks - something for everyone!   There will be a call for teachers issued next spring, and it will be officially announced on the Palmettos' website.

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