Saturday, November 12, 2005

A Dog Tag

Ariella tagged me so here goes.

tatting_max_59 "Tatting"

The woman sat tatting in her chair. The tiny shuttle flew between her fingers as the threads formed innumerable knots that grew into a delicate lace. As a child, she had learned the craft from her favorite aunt. Many a happy hour had been spent in the refuge of her aunt's sewing room. Auntie would sew clothes or quilt tops allowing the girl to help or passing on the scraps for the girl to make her own projects. Mastering each skill gave the girl a sense of pride and accomplishment. Only one remained unlearned. "Auntie, will you teach me to tat?" It was no easy skill for young fingers to master. Many tangled messes later and with much patience on the part of her loving aunt, the girl proudly displayed her first masterpiece. Through the years she'd make many more, always smiling as she remembered her aunt. A little hand broke into the woman's thoughts as it touched her arm, "Grammy, will you teach me to tat?"


Instructions
1. flip open a dictionary and point to a word
2. type the word into google images.
3. pick an image that strikes you.
4. write a 10 line riff off the image.
5. use the word or the meaning of the word at least once within the first 5 lines of your riff.
6. tag 3 other bloggers on your list.
Brought to you courtesy of Lecram

Not sure who is left to tag. How about Susie, Goody and BS who maybe can use it as the start of his next story. Of course if you want to pass on the tag that's ok too. Not here to add stress to anyone's life.

Hhmm....in the publishing window this was exactly 10 lines. Sorry it comes out a bit longer when published. oh well.......you'll have to live with it.

21 comments:

Sheri said...

My aunt used to tat and I've got some very delicate lace doilies from her (yes, I admit... I ahve doilies). It looks so complicated... I don't think I could ever learn it.

What a neat post!

lime said...

sheri, it is hard to learn. my mother actually tats. i have tried several times and can never get the hang of it. glad you liked the post!

lecram sinun said...

Beautiful. That was very well done! It will be linked on my blog.

To claim your prize send an email to lecram@daplaysdatthing.com (subject:Flip, Pick & Riff)

cheers!

barefoot_mistress said...

I cant hear youuuuuuu!

Hah, I'll try to do it later, got that GLITZY thing to do, and also painting all day, and lots of sewing tutuuuuus!

Maverick said...

I really like the usage of memories and daydreaming - good job!

Spitting in a Wishing Well

bsoholic said...

Whoops, I was tagged with this a few days ago and I failed to ever do it. Guess I should. ;)

Ariella said...

Wow, Lime, great job!
i like it. I should have let you have involute :P

Callie said...
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Tan Lucy Pez said...

Gee, I'm impressed! You did a really good job on this!

snavy said...

Very, very cool!! Wonderful story!!

MamaKBear said...

That was wonderful! You did a great job...I don't think I could learn how to tat either...looks way to intricate and complicated for me!

I will stick with my counted crosstitch!

Thanks for stopping by my place. :)

The Zombieslayer said...

I have no idea what tatting is, but I guess it's making those thingies that you have a picture of.

TattingChic said...

Very cool post! You did an excellent job with the use of the verb "to tat"! I happen to tat, LOL!

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