Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Palmetto Tat Days 2013 Part deux

Sorry that it's been a while since I posted. I promised you another post on Tat Days, so here you go!

I taught three classes at Tat Days this year, and I think people had a good time.  This is a completed Dainty heart that was needle tatted by Schari of the Southern Belles, the Tennessee group. All of those folks are such fun!

Theresa is showing off her heart. You're a funny lady, Theresa! She's wearing one of the theme shirts.

My Christmas tree set class was almost full. Lots of happy people. Diane, Melissa, and Nancy are working away.

As you can see, our location affords us classroom space. This is great for our classes! Lynda is taking a picture of Linda and her Christmas Tree.

Here's Sharron, my class assistant, answering questions on making the Christmas trees. I think most everybody finished one in class.

I taught Starry Night Earrings too. Joy and Karrieann  enjoyed the class. Hey Karrieann!

One of the fun things about Tat Days in the Silent Auction, which fills a room. People donate great stuff, and folks bid on it. The proceeds go to scholarships for Tat Days. I think there were 12 scholarships given this year - the Palmetto ladies are very generous. Here's a nice selection of items to bid on.

Some lucky person went home ready for the holidays with this tree. Too bad Miss Ambitatterous wasn't there - she would have pounced on this one!

Someone got this great doll with a tatted skirt.

And Nina donated a beaded set. Nina's stuff is gorgeous.

Linda Davies donated several of her beautiful doilies. Here's a couple - aren't they beautiful? I think these are her designs too.

One of the fun things to do at Tat Days is just to tat 'n' chat. And there's plenty of opportunity for that! Here are Martha, Erin, and Lynda in the big Gathering room that Saturday night.

And Marie and Sharren were working away. Don't look so surprised Sharren, it's only a camera!

JB is intent on her work. (She's a real hoot!)

If you want to experience some of the Tat Days fun, there is recorded video here. And best in show winners are now listed on the Tat Days site - take a look! This is a tatted mouse made by Randy.

Also - the 2013 pattern CD is now for sale. If you didn't go to Tat Days, you can at least get all the patterns.

A special surprise in my next post - pictures of a tatted version of a famous painting!


  1. Great post, thanks for sharing! I won't get to go until I retire, many years from now. Just can't miss school that early in the year BUT this is a nice peek in, thanks.,

  2. Interesting post, I doubt if I will ever be able to go as plane fares over the pond are not cheap. It would be nice if we had something like this in the UK

  3. It's alla so great!!! Here in Italy we have not a similar event...We only have little market of housewives who make handmade items you can see crochet, patchwork, sewing and tatting items in a single event. I live in Salento, the south of greetings from here!!!