AtoZ Challenge...Tatting and Multi-Tasking

As often as I admonish myself for having one or more...no, make that a dozen or more...projects going at one time, in the end, I realize that it is just the way 'I Do'...'I Roll'...'I Work'...best!   Now that I am a Senior Mult-Tasker, I am reading and seeing that it is a 'Good Thing' for one's 'Aging Brain'. 

For awhile now, my Studio has reflected the multi-tasking phases of my '4R's Bucket List.  There is the Jewelry 4R Phase I Station,  the Yarn-A-Rama Phase II Station, and the Phase III All-In Fiber Station.  That one pretty much includes fabric, buttons, beads, threads, yarns, ribbon, lace et. all. 

While working on the Las Cruces Angels...which has been a 'one of a kind' sort of assembly line production...I have learned to TAT. 

It was one of those spur of the moment things suggested by my friend Sandy at Sims Fiber Arts Studio while we were 'Sitting and Sewing' on Thursday.  Needle Tatting has been on my 'Learn To Do' list for a long time, and Sandy teaches it as a class in her Studio.

Just what I need...right...another 'Thing' that has the possibility of becoming the next 'OverDoSue' Thingy.

In between Angels, Hankies, Granny Square Tote and Vintage Linen Totes I have learned the Ring and Thread Method and the Ring and Chain Method. Teacher Sandy, and the book encourage developing your needle-tatting skills before beginning a patterned project.

Hmmmm...here's where I have a bit of a problem. I never was much good at practice....I am more of a 'Game Gal'. Guess you know what that means.....another Project to add to my Multi-Tasking List.

It will be a great 'Carry It Along' Thingy to work on while traveling, waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting in waiting rooms, and of course 'Thursday's Sit and Sew' at Sandy's Studio.  I have the special needles and other tools organized in a snap closure wallet.  The 'Tatting Wallet', Learn To Needle Tat Booklet and Sandy's Folder along with a Ball of thread all fit in small easy to grab and go bag.  Let the Tatting Times Roll.
What's In Your Wallet?


  1. I can't imagine pulling out my tatting kit in the supermarket queue Sue, but I admire your "Be Prepared" set up so you have something at hand whenever inspiration strikes. I'm feeling quite inadequate when I see how talented you are on so many fronts - I need to lift my game!

    Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
    T for Take Control

  2. I tried to learn to tatt - FAIL!

  3. My grandmother used to tat...I remember that. You are a woman of all Trades. Tat but no tattoos, right?

  4. P.S. - I have a possible project/commission for you - would you email me at
    JLF58@TX.RR.COM It involves a wall hanging from materials. Thanks

  5. LOL - you do indeed take multi-tasking to mastery level! My grandmother knew how to tat and I always thought perhaps some day I'd learn. Tatting work is so lovely. How fun to have a tatting wallet loaded and ready to go, but I can't imagine you could get anything done in a shopping line.

  6. Anonymous4/24/2018

    my mother tatted and somewhere I have her tatter - I like the idea of small and easy to travel with, I can do that with crochet if it is a small project but so many of them arent so perhaps I will give this a go, afterall as you say a Good thing for an aging brain.

  7. I see that tatting is making a come back and just recently I visited a vintage store that said they had a lady that was wanting to give a class on crochet, knitting and tatting. I can do the first too but I've always wanted to learn the last. I'm keeping my eye out for that one! I admire your work and I hope to have some of my own one day.


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