A friend of mine is moving away and has been downsizing her stash of creativity fodder and today she gifted me with these special treasures...
My friend is in her 80's and she said that the tatting book, shuttle and the lovely little motifs (there were several) were done by her mother. Although I can't tat, I felt very blessed to become the caretaker for such treasures. The book was copyrighted in 1944.
Here's a close-up so you can hopefully see the details a little better (click to embiggen!). The bracelets are more recently made I think, but I'm not sure about the collar. I think it's crocheted using metallic thread, but it could be a form of weaving. Unsure of the possible age of that either.
One of the tatted motifs will be making an appearance somewhere on my current white cloth.
Today's quote is from Henry Thoreau.... "The question is not what you look at, but what you see"