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Thursday, 30 October 2014

A Pleasant Surprise

I was in Spotlight on Sunday and was pleasantly surprised when someone I have not seen for over 40 years dropped by at the craft room. She drove from over 80km away just to have a look at what Spotlight is all about because almost everybody was talking about it.


This is Nurima (or Kak Nuri) who attended the same school as I did over 40 years ago.  She walked into the Craft Room where I was at, and called me by my online name, Jon Yusoff.  She had been a follower of my blog ( and I am not even aware of it). She sat at the table and we started chatting about tatting, at first, and went on to other things.  That was when I found out that we attended the same school, where she was a senior there.

She was looking for shuttles in Spotlight - but did not find any, not surprising - and I told her that I have some with me.  The conversation proceeded to learning how to tat. It was a short lesson, just over an hour, but I am happy to say that Kak Nuri got the flip at the first attempt.  She is one smart lady, otherwise, why would she be appointed a prefect in school.

A few days later she sent me a picture of her first finished project, a butterfly, shown in the inset. Looking forward to seeing more tatting from her.

5 comments:

  1. Our Spotlight only sells red Birch shuttles now - such a shame, they discounted all the remaining Clovers last year and never replaced them. Your unexpected student learned well!

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  2. How wonderful for the two of you to meet and for sharing tatting.

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  3. You must be a good teacher that is all I can see, never have that success when teaching people to tat. How lovely to meet again, lots of catching up to do aswell!

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  4. In the tropics, butterflies tend to be huge!!

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  5. How lovely, and to be a follower and not know it, I hope you can both keep in contact now.
    Margaret

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