Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tatting Meet-Up at Toa Payoh

We had another gathering yesterday afternoon at Sizzler Toa Payoh. Jacky was sick and Wendy couldn't make it. But we still have a new member - Rei, a full time working mom with 2 young children. Rei bakes a lot and just started tatting - here's her blog with lots of recipes and her new blog for tatting. We had lunch and chatted, we were most excited about Jullie's pregnancy, giving her lots of tips on her coming delivery, confinement, baby care, baby food, ....

Ok, we didn't forget to tat. All came prepared to do my little tree design. Here's the 3 of them working hard on it.
And these were what we managed. (From left) Aileen finished the tree and added a star bead at the top - ingenious! Next is mine in pearl cotton size 8. Rei is a beginner and she managed to tat the split ring. Jullie used size 50 (wow) and managed to tat the split chain. Well done, everyone!

Rei brought a surprise for us. Guess what? Hint: Notice the box on the left of the table in the first photo. And what's Rei very good at ? Have you got it ?






Rei and the cake she baked specially for us!

Close-up of the cake in coffee-chocolate favour decorated with shuttles and tatting needles, threads and tatted lace. Only the threads and tatted lace are "real", the shuttles and needles were hand-crafted by Rei herself! Thanks, Rei !

We took a group photo before the cake-cutting.

By the time we left the restaurant, it was evening. Outside - why was everyone staring up and taking photos ?

Rainbow! There wasn't really any rain earlier, and although it was already getting late and dark, it was a beautiful one painted across the sky. A great ending to our little gathering!


TattingChic said...

OMGosh! That cake is spectacular! I have been wanting to make a tatting cake myself and this one, well, it TAKES THE CAKE! LOL! ;)
Well, that is some silly American saying that means it is just the BEST! WOW! What a cool tatting meet-up!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

What an awesome day! That is the best cake EVER! Thank you for sharing. It looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Yorkie Sue's Tatting said...

What a simply wonderful cake and so very apt. :-) Gives me ideas for when I get around to me crazy quilting (eventually!)

And thank you for sharing the lovely tree pattern. It's already printed and waiting on me "to do for the silly season" pile...
Happy Tats, Sue Hanson in very cold London, England

yarnplayer said...

It looks like you all had a lot of fun. That cake is amazing - and I bet it was delicious!