What would you expect to find in a fruit cake tin at a garage sale?
It could be just about anything, really! But my heart nearly skipped a beat when I saw the label tucked up under the lid: Supplies for Tatting -- 4.00
I carefully opened it up to see exactly what "supplies" might be included...
Oh! Look at the dainty little flower samples all fastened to this card...
Then I lifted the card and found a whole nest of deliciously colored tatting thread, along with 4 regular shuttles and a spare bobbin!
The eyeglass case held 3 punch embroidery needles and 2 threaders. (I don't know what they have to do with tatting... but there they are!) And the lady threw in a magazine that had an article on tatting. What a deal!
I'm still learning to tat. I'm determined to create something pretty with a tatting shuttle before the year is over.
This was just the extra inspiration I needed to keep practicing!