Monday, June 30, 2008

Grandma Vivian's Tatting for my Siggies

Grandma Vivian sent me these lovely tatted pieces for her special siggies for my quilt. They are all so lovely, I don't know which one I like best. I think I'm going to create at least 6 siggies from this bounty! I also love the two polka dot fabrics she sent along with the lace. You can't see it very well, but there is white dots on red and dark pink dots on light pink fabric. I'm going to use both fabrics for the various siggies.
I particularly like these two little angels. I can't decided if I want to separate them onto two different siggies or keep them together. I may embroider them some larger halos too.

Grandma thought the big red heart might be too large for a siggy, but I am determined to make it work. Her tatting is too special to waste. She even sent additional matching thread for me to use. Grandma's a true crafter! She knows how important all the little details can be!

I haven't decided yet how to use these cute little pink circles. They are so light and airy. Grandma has been having trouble with stiffness in her hands (she's 95 after all!) so I plan to make up the siggies myself. The next time we go to Shreveport, I'll bring along a Pigma Pen and she can sign them herself. I can't wait to see how pretty they're going to be.


Gina said...

As a comparatively young tatter to your Grandma Vivian (I'm 58) I'm so glad to hear she is still tatting beautifully at 95! It gives me hope to know I don't really have to try to tat it all NOW! LOL!
:-) Gina

TattingChic said...

Those are beautiful tatted pieces. I can't wait to see what you do with them. This will be cherished for many years to come, to be sure! Good for your Grandma for continuing to tat at such a "young" age.

MOLLY said...

I have had tatters in my family--they are gone now. I often wish I had ask them to teach me. Hold on to your grandmothers pieces--you will be glad you did.

Anonymous said...

Most importantly, have your grandmother teach YOU how to tat if you don't already know how. I don't tat, it is a lost art.

Yes, I agree, save your grandmother's tatting for you and your family. It is nice to want to share in your swaps, but once the tats are gone and your grandmother is no longer with you, you will be sad that you don't have her wonderful works of art.

best wishes, sue in California