Usually, I see other tatters only when I go to one of the tatting conferences. It was a real treat to have a real live tatter come to visit recently. This is Marjorie and Graham, from Ireland. They were visiting family close by and came to see me too. Our mutual friend, Tatskool, helped arrange getting together.
We had a lovely time talking about tatting and other things. She has been working her way through Jon's "Elegant Tatting Gems" and showed me some of her very nice work.
She surprised me with some gifts. What at first appeared to be a card with the Claddagh design is actually a piece of Carrickmacross lace, very light and delicate. She brought me a book about Ireland and a map printed on a tea towel. I had never thought much about where in Ireland my friends lived. Now I can find them on the map.
Tatskool sent some lovelies too. There is a celtic style bracelet with tons of beads, and 3 skeins of HDT. My camera couldn't do justice to the colors. One of these is called Bali Sunset. She hopes to feature it on her blog sometime soon. She was one of the first people I ever got HDT from, and the new colors are as wonderful as ever.