Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Another tatting tea Tuesday

This Tuesday's tea is green. Just simple, green tea from Japan. There isn't even any English on the package. About once or twice a year, some very good friends of mine send me a few packets of the most wonderful Sencha (I think that's how you spell it). It's actually the same colour as the tatting thread.

It wasn't as difficult to sew the Tatting onto it's permanent home as I had feared. I thought it would take me about the same amount of time to sew as it did to tat. But lucky for me, I found these needles in my Grandmother's sewing kit. It's gold plated near the eye of the needle which somehow makes it slide smoothly through the fabric instead of getting all grumpy. Very nice. I wish they still made needles like this.

Anyway, here it is on my soon-to-be everyday bag. I sewed this a couple of years ago to replace my current bag. But I never quite perfected it. I still have to take up the strap a bit but now that it's not so boring, I feel far more motivated to finish it.


Josiane said...

I totally understand that you'd now want to be able to use as soon as possible such a beautiful bag! The tatted trim makes it unique, and so pretty!

BusyB said...

that is great!

Isdihara said...

Your tatting is exquisite and really dolls up that darling bag!

Having wrestled with an irksome needle to hide a few thread ends today, I turned a solid Sensha green (with envy), reading about your grandmother's gold-plated needles! Never let them out of your sight, if you can help it!

Thanks for joining in the Tatting Tea Tuesday fun. I so enjoyed reading your post today!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your edging is beautiful! I really like the green against the purple.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Stella Alpina is from Tatting Fantasia by Iris Niebach, and it is one of my favorite patterns.

I know that you can get steel crochet hooks with gold tips from Japan. I wonder if the make sewing needles with golden eyes? Hmm... unintentional James Bond reference. ; )

Anonymous said...

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