Wednesday, April 1, 2009

International Tatting Day -- No Foolin'!

For many, April 1st is a day for tomfoolery, pranks and hoaxes. But for tatters it is a day devoted to furthering a lacemaking art.

This time last year I described why I think April 1st is the perfect day for International Tatting Day. Links to honor the day:

Martha Ess released her new book today! Tea is for Tatting
TattingChic honors the day: Happy International Tatting Day
Oldie but Goodie: Erin's "The Buhlawg" post from ITD 2006.
(Be sure to click on her banner for today's big announcement!)

This morning Little Sprout and I copped a squat on throw rugs and sipped tea out on the deck. Amazingly enough, it was HIS idea. He has been in a tizzy about deck activities lately. So he dragged three small, braided rugs outside to sit on, announced his intentions saying, "Murmel, murmel, murmel, dowt-sss-EYE-d. Mommy too!"

It was a beautiful, springtime morning so I took my cup of tea, poured some into his kiddie cup, sat down cross-legged on a rug and set about soaking in the morning air, the sweet birdsong and the blooming trees. It is so great to share such simple moments. They come all too infrequently.

This afternoon we'll take a moment to nibble on dark chocolate covered strawberries and play with string. For him, stringing wooden beads on long shoe laces. For me, finger tatting.

Happy International Tatting Day!


Unknown said...

Happy International Tatting Day to you, too! Thanks so much for the shout out! :)

linb54 said...

Hi Karen,
I thought I'd let you know that a group of knitters meets at Panera Bread at the corner of Old Bridge Road and Prince William Parkway on Tuesdays at 6:30pm...that's if you're might be interested???
Happy Tatting!
Linda Barnes :O)