Sunday, March 16, 2014

Somewhere in Mexico . . .

. . . there's a Flowering Quatrain bookmark.
[Free pattern found HERE]

Very much like this one:

I was enjoying my break from this Minnesota winter on a beach in Mexico, when a vendor noticed me tatting and asked about it.  He was so interested, and wanted to see how it was done.  I showed him, and we chatted about it for a bit.  I told him if I had one finished, I would give it to him.  "You'll finish soon" he said, "I'll be back tomorrow"  [No pressure!] and off he went.

I did finish, but didn't see him the next day.  I left the bookmark with my aunt while I was off shopping for an afternoon, and sure enough, he stopped by to find me.  My aunt gave him the bookmark, and he was so thrilled by it!  He came back several times to say thanks, but I hadn't returned yet. He didn't work the following day, so I never did see him again.  

So, somewhere in Mazatlan is a Flowering Quatrain bookmark being thoroughly enjoyed by a local beach vendor.  Funny how tatting gets around!


  1. A lovely story, and a beautifully tatted bookmark :)

  2. That's SO pretty and a great story. I have a friend in Mexico this week. I'll tell her to keep a look out.

    :) Ann

  3. Looks a lovely beach, I am sure he appreciated your work, it looks lovely in the colour way
    Hope you have a safe journey back

  4. What a great story! I love when people become interested in tatting, especially beach vendors. ;-)

  5. It is such a joy to give a piece of tatting away to someone who obviously really appreciates the work that has been put into it. Thanks for sharing and what a lovely place to take a break from Winter.

  6. That's a great story and that beach looks wonderful! And did you hang that little palm tree on the tail of it? Nice mix of northern tatting and tropical finding.

  7. So pretty! It's nice you left a piece of you behind, just as you will take memories of this vacation home with you.

  8. Very beautiful bookmark!! :) I am sure that everyone he knows will hear about tatting. :)

  9. My,my, that looks like a wonderful beach! I'm sure the recipient of your bookmark will think of you often and how you made his bookmark with lots of little knots :-)

  10. Beautiful story, your bookmark create happiness around you!

  11. You do such lovely work (I know, I own some of your work). I hope you enjoyed your stay in Mexico as much as I did mine! Sure was nice to escape the cold and miss Atlanta's crazy ice storm.

    1. Thanks! I was trying to figure out who Steve was . . .

  12. Thank you to everyone - it is truly wonderful to give away a piece of handwork to someone who truly appreciates it!


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