This is a little pink clover tatting shuttle
My incredible Sister sent me Grandma's shuttles a few weeks ago...here is the box:
|Grandma's Box of Shuttles...|
So what's the problem? Lots of shuttles are a terrific thing right...well, I was and am thrilled...but I opened this box when it came...and it still smelled like Grandma (She's been gone a little over 11 years)! It was a shock in a good way, but it made me cry, and cry, and cry...so I put the box away for a while. (It's my blog and I can say all of that if I want to even if some readers might find it strange.)
I was actually in need of a shuttle yesterday and was going to share this treasure then, but I couldn't open the box. Today, I could...and it's contents and Grandma's smell just made me smile.
There are many, many interesting things in here...lot's of Boye shuttles...those are the red ones. I remember Grandma tatting with these most of the time...but there are others:
|A variety of plastic shuttles...|
|Tatsy shuttle, this one is fairly large!|
|The reverse side of the Tatsy shuttle|
|A wood shuttle...|
|Several metal shuttles with bobbins...I'll have to try this kind...|
|Several of these, traced on and cut from plastic lids...|
could be useful for tatting with large threads...
|...and one more, this one might be made of bone |
or a different kind of wood or something...
So there you have it, the incredible gift of my Grandmother's shuttles that was going to be yesterday's post...and is a treasure always!!!