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27 January 2020

Last Monday

We had an appointment at eleven thirty. Simple really so we got in the car and toddled down there. 

We didn't get back til seven that evening after a few 'things went haywire'. The reason I'm telling you this is because I didn't take my handbag with me (I rarely take it out anymore as I use my phone to pay for 'stuff'). 

Now you may well ask, what is the old git rambling on about? Well, no handbag means no tatting supplies. Well it was just to be a quick visit to the doctor, wasn't it? The following day I was WELL prepared to be out for what turned out to be even longer!!!

These are my regular containers for sitting around tatting when I don't need to concentrate. I have the 'intermediate' supplies but these are the 'emergency' tatting supplies!!

I LOVE these little containers. They came from Walmart many, many moons ago  (probably around fifteen) so I'm not sure if they're still obtainable. I sit and make butterflies to give away while I'm in situations where I need to keep an eye on what's going on around me but also need to keep my fingers busy!!!

The smaller green type of container I tend to use for larger beads too. I think they were in the cosmetics section of Walmart but it was around fifteen years ago that I bought them!!!  All the sections in the pink one have ready wound bobbins  and shuttles.  




9 comments:

fani's tatting said...

They did have them last time I checked!

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks, fan’s tatting. It’s rather a long way for me to go and check it out myself!!!

God's Kid said...

Those look like fantastic containers!! :)

Judith Connors said...

I have one like your green sample (only it's blue) given to me by Gina Br. It is very useful.

Jane Eborall said...

I used to use my small ones but nowadays usually use the larger pink. Mind, I do like pink so perhaps that’s why I like my large one!!!

Ladytats said...

I have both a dark blue and a green one of those. I found them in the fishing aisle at the farm supply store

Maureen said...

Kmart used to sell these a few years ago, but I haven't seen them recently. I carry an Emergency Tatting kit everywhere with me too. That, and a map of the London Underground which I seem to transfer from bag to bag, in case, one day, I might need it.......

Jane Eborall said...

I usually carry an emergency kit with me too, Maureen but as this was a quick appointment which wouldn’t last more than ten minutes then straight back home I hadn’t taken it (or any money) with me! I hate ‘wasting’ time and it was a lot of time ‘wasted’!!!

Unknown said...

I had something similar happen to me too. I got to where I was supposed to be and realized I had my tatting pouch but there wasn't a shuttle in it. So frustrating. It feels like wasted time when I could have been having fun tatting.

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