Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Picture Perfect - Collective

Shuttle Mess Taken by Wally ©2007 Kodak Easyshare C310

This week in Picture Perfect the theme is Collective. What a better way to show my collection of collectible Shuttles. lol These are very special to me. A couple of years ago something very terrible happened and I lost them all! they appeared on E-Bay. Yes, the thief was selling them! But some of my shuttles have my name and NATA # and a few tatters-friends recognized them and bought them back for me. You can't imagine how much I cried when Tonya (from GA) gave them back to me! They are safe now in my mother's home and when I return to PR I'll have them waiting to use them. Some of them are old (1920 the oldest), some of different materials (wood, bone, brass, silver). Others big, others small... But all of them have the same use, create lovely tatting lace.

Even if this is not exactly tatting, I'm cross posting to Blogger because I use my shutles to tat with.


TattingChic said...

Hi Wally! That is a horrible story about your shuttles being stolen and someone selling them on ebay!!! Can you tell me the seller's user ID on ebay so I don't buy from them? I realize they could change their User ID and be selling under any name, but that is terrible!
That is so sweet that some of your tatting buddies bought them back for you. Thank heavens for friends, right?

Needledreams said...

The problem was resolved. It was my sister's ex-partner. He sold them when he wanted to make some money for a tattoo business. Now he is far away from my sister and he doesn't sells on eBay nothing tatting related. I think he sells occasionally transformer toys because that's his hobby. But I got the revenge and the important is that I got them back! :-)

Jane Eborall said...

Gosh, I remember that happening. Was it really two years ago? I also remember your happiness when you got them back. I raise a glass (or a bottle!) to Tonya. One of the best.


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