8 June 2013

A history lesson

Aha, ya boo sucks - betcha thought this was going to be about the history of tatting, didn't you? Sorry but it isn't!!  To be honest the history of our craft is a mystery as is most history!!!!!

When I was at Palmetto Tat Days last September (registration for this year has opened here) a certain Pam Freck was in my (think it was the first) class.  She kindly presented me with a 'jiggly'.  Now I'm not sure what these little 'sillies' are really called but I'm calling them that!!!  They have a solar panel at the front which, when the sun's out, makes them dance.  So, Pam gave me the one on the right in the movie below - she even tatted a ladybug to sit on the middle daisy.  This got BC3 wanting more but sadly the local  dollar stores near Joanie had sold out while we were in the USA.  I came home with the one that Pam gave me in my carry on as I didn't want it getting squashed.  

Well, Nick asked why I didn't get more and I explained that they were selling as fast as the dollar stores could get them and bringing them home would be a problem anyway as my suitcase was so full!!!

Imagine my delight when I found a penguin and a snowman in Poundland at Christmas.  Since then there's been no sign of anymore.  Last Friday I was stumbling through the street market and found a stall with loads on.  That was my downfall!!!  I came home with two last week (inflation has set in big time!) and two this week.  In the movie you can see them dancing on the top of the sash windows in our front room (don't worry - the neighbours already know we're bonkers) and you can see the reflection of the houses opposite.

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12 comments:

  1. There are loads of these 'jigglies' over here. Sally can get some more for you during her trip.

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    1. Oh Jon thanks for that! Not sure I am allowed to do any shopping

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  2. I can't see anything! - when I clicked, the whole insert vanished.

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  3. When I visited my friend Fran in Bulawayo, she had two of these on her windowsill. I did like them. (Yes, her neighbours probably think she's bonkers too, but I like bonkers!)

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  4. This post was so delightfully silly that I am HOOKED on having one of those jiggly things in my window! I will be on the lookout...and then the photo will follow! *big.grins*

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  5. Jon, I'll tell Sally but I think her suitcase was pretty full when she left here and beads are her priority at the moment!!!!
    Maureen - try a different browser - that might help.
    Well, Jane, if they've got to Bulawayo then I'm sure I'll find more in the UK in time!!!
    Ah, IsDihara - the dollar stores are the place to go!! I look forward to seeing your photos!!!!

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  6. Anonymous7:04 pm

    I'm glad you like the Jigglers! I have a monkey, a bear, a flying piggy, 3hula girls, snowman,a skeleton, an elephant, and3 flowers . Most. of them gifts. to me.
    Bernadette

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  7. Oh, Bernadette you're worse than ME!!!! Now I WANT one of each of those too. I've seen the hula girl (Joanie had one and it was the first I'd ever seen) but I've not seen any of the animals. I'm going to keep looking for those!!! Definitely need them. HELLLPPPPP!!!!

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  8. WE have a bunch like the one on the left in the video at the business where I work. email me for pricing.

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  9. I was given a flower with a lady bug on each side from one of my grandsons for Mother's Day. We gave away two hula dancers at a family reunion this last weekend. They were the first two prizes chosen!

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  10. The hula girl was the first one I ever saw - on Joanie's dashboard!!! They're very cute.

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  11. Delightful, fun and very tasteful, too! :)

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