This past Labor day weekend, from Friday through Monday, I attended the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag, MN.
it was my joy to be able to sit and tat for all 4 days
Here is a look at our booth, we shared it with a bobbin lacer
|Pat, she has been the resident tatter for many years but is thinking of switching to bobbin lace|
|Lady learning to tat, me, Pam the bobbin lacer|
The gal in the back had been trying to learn how to tat, we were able to get her flipping the stitch, and doing both rings, chains and joins before she left. We showed the flip to more then 3 doz or so of the people who walked past. I sold several starter kits of a boye shuttle and the Learn to Tat with Lacet booklet.
|another view of me in my prairie dress with pioneer bonnet|
The bonnet that I am wearing was made by Karrieann
This year’s featured farm equipment brand was International Harvester and the gals in the Ladies activities building were encouraged to wear something in red, or an apron made of fabric that featured that brand.
These are the projects that I worked on over the 4 days.
|Easy Doily in FireFly size 40|
you can see the bare thread where I am working a split chain as I climb out to the last round. I have been using Krystle’s version for the Lark’s Head Picot Join because of the sharply contrasting colors, and am trying to figure out how to do one with the split chain, we will see how that works.
|Star Attraction Doily in Peacock and DMC Cordonnet Special both size 40|
I was not able to finish either doily as I need more of the FireFly and Peacock threads from Jess and she is attending TAT DAYs this weekend, so will have to wait for her to get back home. The FireFly doily only needs it’s last round, and the Peacock I have to pick out the last repeat as there is an extra ring and join that doesn’t need to be there, then finish this round and do the last. It won’t take me too much longer once I can get back to it. Those who have kept track of my blog will recognize this doily as one that I started earlier in the summer. It got set aside to do other things and I will get it finished one of these days.
I have many more pictures of all the different ladies crafts as well as some of the steam engines that I will share on other occasions. it is now past midnight and I need to get to bed