The Embroiderer's Story

Odds & Ends

January 23rd, 2008 by Jill Hall

At a session earlier this month, Abigail from MA brought a masterpiece of needle tatting for us to admire. Here’s a picture. I don’t know how to tat, so if I dare try to explain I’ll get myself in trouble, like the time with the bobbin lace. I do know that “regular” tatting uses a shuttle with a bobbin for the thread, and needle tatting uses a needle to make the knots. That’s the extent of my cap

But isn’t this beautiful? We were at a loss as to how to photograph it, but fortunately we found a willing (mostly) baby.

Embroidery is progressing this week. Catherine and Deb left today, on to more adventures in the storage rooms of the Museum of Fine Arts. Melanie Anne also left today, back to Maine for a while. Kris and Heather arrived this morning so work continued uninterrupted. With all the colors at our disposal (even more of the green silk #325, yay Tricia for bringing it) it seems like the embroidery is just growing on its own. Tricia and I figure we’re about half way done with the embroidery. Not bad, considering we began last June. Still, I’d like to keep up the pace.

honeysuckleWould you like to join us this winter? We have room in two Friday to Monday sessions – February 8 – 11 and February 29 – March 3. Email me at and let me know.

Oooh. I just noticed Rich has built my categories. That popping noise is my excuse not to go back and recategorize, evaporating. Back to the salt mines.

Penny discovered that if you try to view archived entries in Internet Explorer, it will only show you one page per month (not all the entries). This doesn’t seem to be a problem in Firefox. I bet that’s another thing that can and eventually will be fixed.

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5 Responses to “Odds & Ends”

  1. mj says:

    I can view all the archived entries on the same page…and the pictures for December aren`t on top of the text anymore…

    Beautiful tatted baby cap!

  2. Liz says:

    I love that the gilt sily twist glitters even in the pictures. It just looks so beautiful!

  3. Really is very beautiful and nice work congratulations!

  4. Catherine says:

    We got home last night after a great time at the MFA, which was almost as good as the great time we had at the plantation. I don’t think I can strongly urge everyone to try and make it to the plantation to work on the jacket; fabulous project and fabulous bunch of folks to work with. Thanks All!

  5. Lauren says:

    You mentioned that you and Trish feel that the embroidery is ‘about half way done’. Have you decided, then, on the date of the opening of the exhibit? I’m sure that most of the embroidery volunteers would love to attend the ‘opening’, but would need to know the dates in order to schedule for it. Thanks!

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