10 April 2014

Yesterday

Last week I was asked if I could possibly help a local WI group as their speaker for the meeting had been taken ill and couldn't manage to do her stint. 

Interestingly the chairperson is a lass I taught to tat about 400 years ago (well you can take a nought off the end of that!) so I was very happy to say I'd step in. Well that meant a grand rummage and sort through the two large boxes and the suitcase of tatting (all full to the brim!) to find out what I could take to show.

It's some years since I did the 'talk circuit' so I was a bit nervous. I started off explaining a little of the history and showing the knot itself using cord and a Tatsy shuttle. Then I spoke about how I'd stumbled on tatting via my gran and the time just went so quickly that I was surprised when the chairperson started to fidget as if I should shut up. So, I did shut up - after few more minutes!!! 

The highlight for me was when one of the members came up to me at the end and said that she didn't know who had been booked originally to give the talk but that she was very glad that she couldn't come and that I did!!!! RESULT - one VERY happy OG and BC3 wandered their way home for several LARGE cups of tea!!!

Now, I'm wondering how many other groups in the locality would like to be inundated with knotted thread for a couple of hours?!?!?!?

6 comments:

Maureen said...

I would have loved to have been there to hear your talk!

Hélène Courville said...

Same here, lucky people!

Hélène Courville said...

Same here, Lucky them

linb54 said...

I wish I'd had been there too! I could have heard you wonderful speech and I could have meet you and Maureen in person! (hugs)

Ladytats said...

me three, I would have very much enjoyed listening to your talk. Lucky ladies

Tally Tatty said...

I can organise that, cross the Channel, stay for free and visit Antwerp.

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