Saturday, 20 July 2019

live and kicking

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...tatting in my pocket
2 years back (huh, July again!) I posted a few of my verses on ‘Tatting in my Pocket’. On 3rd of this month Noelene Lafferty – the originator – revived it in the Just Tatting group on facebook!
If you haven't, do check out all the new contributions members made there.

I wrote a new verse immediately …
((English teachers, please excuse the poor meter! ;-D))

I have simple Pony shuttles
Threads I have galore
With tatting in my pocket
I couldn't ask for more !  
- July 3, 2019

I also shared my old verses there. But it is so addicting – lines kept whirling in my head and even though I didn’t get around to sharing them on facebook, I’m doing them here now.

To save our ecosystem, I'd
like to plant many a tree
but with tatting in my pocket
I'm on a lace making spree !

Ma taught me cooking
Pa taught me cycling
with tatting in my pocket
my hands are always singing
- July 4, 2019

And then some more ….

Sitting in the balcony
Watching monsoon shower
with tatting in my pocket
I ... have the Power

I don't need yoga
Nor do pranaayaam
Tatting in my pocket
Is my way to Dhyaan
- July 7, 2019

And more recently in O’Claire de lune’s post on lace v/s tatting, this is what I posted

In the world of lace
Tatting has no place?!
Tatting is alive in my pocket
‘n’ will ne’er vanish without a trace.
- July 17, 2019

The flower in the pics is an old prototype - the 3D Carnation. Tatting is alive and kicking !!!


  1. That so weird, I just posted about a class I took where we made fluffy tails on cats it's the same principle as your carnation, great minds think alike馃榾馃憤

    1. 馃挏馃挋馃挍馃挌 I'm in good company, Carollyn 馃槃 This flower was made back in 2017. Just wanted some pics to go with this post 馃槈馃槅

  2. Great fun. Some folk did get agitated about the question of whether tatting is lace. I don’t think it matters that much - have tatting in your pocket and keep on!

    1. Wise And practical advice, Jane 馃挅馃挅馃挅馃挅馃挅
      I usually avoid such questions, but was 'in the mood' that day 馃槃馃槃馃槃
      Another such is needle versus shuttle tatting !

  3. Beautiful carnation and beautiful poem.

    1. Kiitos paljon, Marja 馃尮馃挅馃尮

  4. Does poetry about tatting make Knotty Poems? LOL

    As always, your posts are fun and thought provoking. Thank you for letting us peek at a small corner of your mind.

    Linda R

    1. :-D, Linda, we are all pretty Knotty, wot?! ;-P

      I was inspired to write verses when I saw little girls from class 5 & 6 writing beautiful poetry in one of the schools I taught. But one of my dear friends said the same - he wanted to see my unedited version rather than the completed poem, in order to get a glimpse of my thought process :-D