10 June 2013

Serious stuff - please read.

Now this is really serious today.  It's about a tatter in Canada.  Sadly, a needle tatter.  

As a lot of you will know I am not a fan of needle tatting.  I'll repeat myself here as I know I've said this before but needle tatting isn't 'real' tatting (IMHO) as it was only invented in the 70's although there is some small evidence of it being around once or twice before that.  I suppose that people realised even back then that it wasn't giving the same results as the shuttle.  Anyway, tat's enough of tat!!!!  Off my soapbox and on with what I really wanted to say but you needed some background first!

Some of you may have realised that I've been a bit sneaky lately.  I've put two lots of shuttles in the Etsy shop without warning y'all (as my friends in SC say), but only because I've had so few of them.  Imagine my surprise when an inveterate needle tatter who hasn't YET dropped the disgusting habit, ordered her second shuttle.  Well, I thought, this is it.  She's finally had an epiphany and has seen sense at last!!!!

So on Saturday I had a message from her.  In fact I'll copy and paste it here:-
"Morning Jane
Just wanted to let you know that the shuttle arrived Friday. I found it in the mail on my way to work!!!
The shuttles are nice and smooth to the touch!!! I thought I would see if I could give it a try........but I am not sure if I am holding it right. Have a look at this picture and let me know!!

Thanks
Kelly"

Well when I look at emails first I see a very small picture of the attachment - a thumbnail.  I glanced at Kelly's and thought 'how on EARTH is she holding that shuttle'?  Then I opened it up and LOOK at what I found!!!!!

Sadly I fear that dear Kelly hasn't yet taken the plunge - come on, Fringe Tatters, get her over to the shuttle, please!!!  Oh, on second thoughts, I'll not be able to tease the socks off her if you do!!!!!  Perhaps I'll have to come over there one day and really nag her into it.  Meantime could you send the men in white coats round to 'have a word with her' and explain how to hold a shuttle and tell her it's much less stressful on the hands than a needle.

Kelly has a blog here which I'm sure you'll want to see.  

Pretty toes, Kelly.

22 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

:-))

Jane McLellan said...

:-))

Andrea Gaskell said...

Hahaha! made me smile Jane. I agree shuttles are the way to go!! :)

Maureen said...

Whenever a good nor'easter blows
Canadian Kelly holds her shuttle in her toes

( with apologies to AA Milne....)

Tatfully Yours said...

Soooo what am I doing wrong!?!?! Maybe I am a left footed not right??

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, Kelly, you could be right. Trying the other foot may well be the answer!!!!

TotusMel said...

Oh, so that's why I never took to the shuttle...I was using a hand. Feet, I'll definitely try feet next ;-)

Jane Eborall said...

There you are, TotusMel, your Aunty Jane and fellow needle tatter, Kelly finally got you all the answers!!! Put your best foot forward and shuttle, shuttle, shuttle!!!!

Anonymous said...

OH!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this! the first best laugh of my day!
Bernadette

Nancy in Dallas said...

Too funny Jane! This was a 'fun' read! Thanks for sharing...

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Needles scare me! That said, I've never considered holding my shuttle that way.

Ladytats said...

he he Thanks Jane and Kelly.

Fox said...

Hilarious! Kelly really has a toehold on tatting!
Fox : ))

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, Fox, what a corny comment!!!!!!

mb duke said...

That was great. Maybe she should try jumping in with BOTH feet!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

OMG too funny.

Kelly is this funny in person too!

Ridgewoman said...

Oh and the 'toe jam' will 'wax' the thread for a smooth go at tatting. LOL
P

Keely Brown said...

Maybe she just wanted to tat a toe ring...

Suztats said...

Well, I am toe-tally amused!

Mad Tatter said...

I've been on holidays. What a delight to finally be able to get some internet and find this. I wonder what part of Canada Kelly is from. I'm from Alberta.

Mad Tatter said...

Great stuff.Im from Canada. Where in Canada is Kelly from?

Jane Eborall said...

Mad Tatter - Kelly's from Ontario and is one of the Fringe Tatters. Wonder if you'll get to meet her sometime?

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