Friday’s Favorites: finding something you were searching for

tatted flowers

tatted flowers

My favorite thing is to find the thing that I found yesterday, that I was looking for last week, while searching for the thing that I needed for today for a project that needed to be done tomorrow.

These are tatted flowers that my mom had made for the handmade greeting cards that she gave out for every occasion. She started with tatted flowers with hand painted details, moved on to cross-stitched designs, crochet designs, embroidered designs with tatted flowers and finally silk ribbon embroidered designs.

Each family member received a “special holiday” card, and friends and family received Christmas cards every year, (which she started making in July). I know that several cousins and many of her friends have saved every card that she had made.

The picture here shows forgotten leftovers from her tatted designs, that she kept in old envelopes with the directions for each design. I wanted to include a few of the flowers on Lady Rose, a doll that I was making from a few items from other cards that she had made, but I didn’t find these in time for that project…

But I did find them! Don’t get too frustrated with yourself when you can’t find something that is hiding, detours on any journey can lead to unexpected moments! Enjoy, Christen

3 thoughts on “Friday’s Favorites: finding something you were searching for

  1. I am not surprised that so many saved your mom’s cards. What a thoughtful idea and so personal.

    Some of those searching detours can be quite delightful,can’t they?

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