Monday, April 08, 2013

Goodies from Jon

Do you remember Jon's Lace Mat Challenge?  The link to Jon's diagram instruction for this Norma Benporath pattern is here. (Right-click on the image and you can print it big enough to see.)   Anyway, I was surprised and honored to win the contest. Here is my mat:


Jon graciously sent me a package of goodies for a prize. Just look:


Best of all is a copy of Jon's book, "Elegant Tatting Gems."  This is a very nice looking book, with 18 snowflake designs.  I think many of them could be joined together to make mats or doilies.  Each pattern has both text and diagram instructions, with a clear photograph.  I am looking forward to trying these patterns.  (You can order Jon's books from her directly through her blog, or from Handy Hands, Tatting Corner, or Roseground.)

Also included were a tiny motif in a glass frame, a calendar with quilling artwork, some thread winders, some little cords for attaching charms.  Some findings remind me of dangley earrings - I'll be adding some tatting and beads to those eventually.  A thread conditioner looks just like the beeswax my mother used to have.

Thank you for everything, Jon!

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your win, against such stiff competition. Wonderful prize!

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  2. Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your wonderful goodies.
    Margaret

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  3. Congratulations on your prize win, your work is lovely,well done!

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  4. Congratulations!! :)
    Your lace mat is gorgeous!! :)
    Have fun with all those neat goodies!! :)

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  5. It's beautiful Martha and well-deserving of a prize! :-)
    You had my vote! I love the colours you chose.

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  6. You had my vote as well and I second Frivole's sentiments. Well done!

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