Thursday, 28 July 2011

Exchanges Bookmarks and Postcards

Here are what I received in a few exchanges that I participated the last few months. Two are bookmark exchanges organised in In Tatters Forum and The Tatting Forum.
These two are what I received from my partners.

The one on top is from Prabhjyot for the exchange in In Tatters.  Prabhjyot wrote that the pattern used is the Supermodel Bookmark designed by Brooklynne Michelle made with Yarnplayer's Sugarmaple size 10.  I really admire the spiral chain attached to the bookmark.  The spacing in the spiral turn is so even.

The blue bookmark at the bottom is from Tattin' Kat which I received in the Tatting Forum exchange.  Tattin' Kat wrote that the pattern in the Floral Bookmark by Kersti Anear and tatted with needle. I am a shuttle-tatter and I can see the differences between a shuttle-tatted piece and a needle-tatted piece.  But, I have to say that the bookmark Tattin' Kat sent me is just lovely and delicate.  So, it does not matter what you use to tat, the result is still tatting.

Prabhjyot's was a little late to arrive, so Rachael (who organised the exchange in In Tatters) decided to send me a replacement bookmark, thinking that the one from my partner was lost in the postal system.  And these are what she sent me,
Rachael was inspired by my Magic Moment snowflake pattern when she designed the bookmark at the top and shared her pattern in In Tattters. You may need to be a member of In Tatters to be able to see it, but joining is free and click here to join.  The colourful Flower bookmark at the bottom is Rachael's own design and she shared her pattern here.  The thread is so fine, I think it may be size 50 or more.

As luck would have it, both mail from Prabhjyot and Rachael arrived on the same day.

There had not been any problem with the post regarding the delivery of the exchanges which I am having in the Shuttles and Needle group.  It is a Postcard-a-Month Exchange where we are to send a postcard to a different partner each month.  The exchange started in May and will run until December.  So far I have received these three for the months of May, June and July.
The blue postcard at the top is from Aileen, who sent me a 'uniquely' Singapore postcard, seeing that she is from Singapore.  The one on the bottom left is a postcard from De-de in the US.  It is a yummy one with a recipe of Buckeye Candy on it.  The bottom right is the most interesting of all.  It is from Diyanna from Malaysia.  Instead of sending the usual touristy postcard, she made one herself out a photo of her doing maintenance work on top of an airplane.  How creative is that!  She even taped a small tatted flower on the reverse and it arrived intact.  I am looking forward to see what other postcards that I will be getting from my other partners, and I hope my partners like what I sent them.

To unwind after completion of my latest book, Elegant Tatting Gems, I tatted some bracelets.
The bracelet in the middle is the "Bloomer" bracelet by Yarnplayer from her book Boutique Tatting.  The ones on the top and bottom are my own designs.

That's it from me for now.


  1. Beautiful bookmarks, Rachel did the same for me as my partner disappeared off the face of the earth, her tatting is beautiful,
    I love your bracelets,

  2. Everything is so lovely but the "magic moment" inspired bookmark is very lovely! I'm a shuttle tatter too and have never seen anything done by a needle tatter in person so I found your comments about it interesting. I'd always assumed that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

  3. You've received some lovely bookmarks! Isn't it amazing that there is such a variety for us to choose from? And the threads that are available today make everything so much fun!

  4. Hi, I love all of your patterns, especially bookmarks. It's so much beautiful works in your blog that I suppose I'll spend all day admiring it ;-)
    In your free time I'm inviting you to my tatting blog:


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