Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I Got Mail.

About two months ago, I arrived home from an extraordinarily long day of school, teaching, and a Hendersonville Symphony rehearsal to a large package. :)

I wasn't expecting any packages, but I opened it to find this...


Two summers ago, I spent the summer teaching with a good friend from Florida State, Alex. Her mom, when she found out I had started tatting, sent me this lovely package of all of her mother-in-law's tatting materials! It was such a sweet package full of threads and shuttles.

But she also included some gorgeous pieces that her mother-in-law had made...



Isn't this doily exquisite? I hope I can learn to tat that well eventually!


I think this long one would be a beautiful table runner.


When I opened the card (with one of my favorite Bible verses on it!), this gorgeous tatted cross was inside. It's now in my Bible and marking Jeremiah 29:11.

I'm making Christmas gifts for both Alex and her mom, and I'm thinking about something like this for Mrs. Massey...


There were some smaller doilies in the package, and I think it will be really special to use one in my gift for Mrs. Massey. I emailed Alex about a motto she thought her mom would like, and she said, "trust your journey." I love it!

What do you guys think?

I'll keep you posted on how it goes...hopefully with pictures.

I hope everyone is having a lovely week!

8 comments:

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

What an amazingly cool package... that's so special [and yes, those doilies are amazing!]
And I love what you are thinking about making Mrs. Massey! What a gorgeous idea... I know she'll love it :]

Lulu said...

I've never heard of tatting, I didn't know that is what it's called, but pieces like that are so beautiful to me. And what a special gift you received!

aPearantly sew said...

What a wonderful gift! I'm sure she will love it. And I really like the quote her daughter suggested :)

Ms. Megan said...

What a beautiful package to receive in the mail!!! I can't wait to see what you create! I am sure it will be lovely!! You are so talented!! :)
Happy hump day friend!!
xoxo

Mindy said...

How fun! What a great thing to come home to find waiting for you. =)

TLC said...

as Lawrence Welk would say... wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

What a fun surprise!

Watkins35 said...

wow - lucky you! I LOVE doilies, and those are sooo beautiful & delicate. Looking forward to seeing what you make too x