April 20, 2010

Shuttlebirds part 1

We made it home safe and sound, and no, Dr. VonThreadmore was not allowed to drive. Contributions to her bail fund are not pouring in as she would hope, so she is scheeming new colorways to earn her way back into good favor around here :-)
On a more pleasant note, I have much to share in the way of pictures and experiences from the weekend at Shuttlebirds.
Let's start with people. I was able to put many "names with faces" on this trip, I'm sure you'll recognize a few.

We can start with my "posse" as they were called. From Left to right, my grammie Maureen, who came directly from radiation treatment to pick me up and drive to shuttlebirds, her friend (mine too :-) Barbara, and me. The doilies behind us may look like crochet, but upon closer inspection you would see that they are indeed tatted.
Next up we have Jessica from Snapdragon Lace....she won the speed tatting contest. sometime I'll have to show you a video I took of her tatting...it's crazy!

Here is Dale Pomeroy. you may also know him as the 'Mad Tatter'

And of cours I kept a lookout for Leprechauns! Here is Brenda, helping Sherry Pence show her wares. she posed here with a beautiful ceramic shuttle. I also managed to capture another person we have seen mention of in the background but I'll let you guess wo he is.

This is Mimi Dillman, you may have seen her cluny work. She was teaching a Nina Libin pattern.

Here is a lovely lady Rozella Linden, aka, Ruth Perry!

Here we have Bina Madden browsing Ladyshuttlemaker's beautiful silk threads.

With tables full of goodies to tempt us, here is Debbie Arnold of DS9 designs.

And I had to be sneaky to get this one, it's Patty Duff of the famed book "minitats". I did obtain a signed copy. I know you are jealous.

And of course, the sweetest gal you'd ever meet....Ladyshuttlemaker, aka Sherry Pence! She is even cuter in person folks!
This is Sandy, one of my friends from the lace guild who also made the trip.

This is Karen who knows me from the blog. Hi Karen!

And this darling lady is Mary. Mary was the oldest tatter at the workshop, so here you have a picture of the oldest and youngest tatters there!
And of course one cannot talk about Mary without mentioning her socks....

More to come folks! I must post about goodies and classes and all sorts of things, so stay tuned for the next installment of Shuttlebirds fun!


Deb in WV said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! It looks like it was a great time. Thanks for all the pictures so we could live vicariously through you. It's always nice to put a face with a familiar name.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Wonderful pictorial!

❦TattingChic said...

P.S. Someone at my blog was asking about ya...must come on over and see.... ;)

❦TattingChic said...

What a fun fun blog post! Glad you got to go and take such fun pics! Thanks for sharing! :)

Carol Lawecki said...

Great Post!! I enjoyed putting faces to names. It was nice to see you too!!

Loved Mary's socks. LOL!!

Miranda said...

I so wish I could have been there. Maybe next year. Did you ask Mary where she got those socks?

Tatfully Yours said...

It's like being there but not as good as really being there!! Looks like you had a great time.

Sally Kerson said...

Thanks so much for showing us all the "tatting clan". Lovely to see pictures of you too! Pleased you had a great time.

Isdihara said...

Oh, oh, oh! It is so amazing to see all the people whose names we see in print (be it online or in books), starting with you, dear Krystle! Thank you for taking so many snapshots, even the sneaky ones. Can't wait for another installment.

Looks like you had a great time (except for that irksome fine).

Fox said...

What a great post, Krystle! Looks like you all had a great time!
Fox : )

Happy Bluebird said...

Thanks for sharing - looks like a good time!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Wow! You got lots of great pictures. How neat to meet so many favorite tatters!
:) Ann

Ridgetatter said...

Thank you for your generous sharing. I "almost" made it to Spokane one year; but life intervened and my daughter and I were robbed of our trip.

It was a very nostalgic look at the faces that I know as names. I 'stole' Mimi Dillman's" photo because she is the person who helped me to remember how to tat ~ after months of Chemo erased the "mind tapes for tatting" So weird.

I'm glad you trip was safe and enjoyable and your Mother looks like a lovely lady!
Bless her heart ~ radiation. Hope her "Team" is as much fun as mine was at Sacramento Cancer Center. They made it easier with their attitude. It is a very draining procedure and she is one strong lady to drive so far after a session.
xxxx bj

Tatskool said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos, being able to faces to names, you can't imagine how good that is. Thanks so much.

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Krystle,

Your photos are wonderful and I'm sure enjoying knowing the "who's who" in the tatting world. I was only able to take in the one day so this is just wonderful.

Oh do tell me that I will be able to learn all this stuff - I'm absolutely taken with tatting. I was SO upset at having lost the video. I look forward to blog hopping here again. Do you ever make your own patterns, or mostly stick to tried and true?

Some wonderful news, I was able to locate a local lady who tats so will be getting a lesson from her this coming week. Do you have a favorite project you like to do?

Hope you have a terrific weekend.

~ Barb from BC (aka Mrs. Miles)

PS - I will go put your blog right inside my sidebar of MY blog. Do you have any recommendations of other tatting-bloggers (or should that be blogging-tatters haha)