Tatted Star

One of my granddaughters had a program this week, which meant I traveled up to Nebraska to see it. Instead of taking the time to cook supper, we went out to eat at Ruby Tuesday in Bellevue. As we walked in I was pleasantly surprised to see a tatted star ornament hanging from the hostess desk.

Ruby Tuesday Tatted Star seen at restaurant in Bellevue, Nebraska shown on wandasknottythoughts
Tatted star found on display at Ruby Tuesday in Bellevue, Nebraska

Of course, I brought it to my daughter’s attention. The manager over-heard my remark and commented how surprised he was that someone recognized what it was.

While we were waiting for our order the manager came over to talk about tatting. His mother tats items like this then gives him a stack to pass out at work during the Christmas season. I learned that his mother is 88 years old and has been tatting for about 10 years. She has tried teaching people to tat – to share the fun – but most have decided it was too tedious (?!) for them.

I had brought my collection of Ice Drops with me to visit the family so the children could choose which one they wanted for their tree, but did I have them in my purse? Surprisingly, no, I had left them at the house. I showed him a picture of the Cosmic Ice Drop I’d made, which he thought his mother would like. It was an amicable conversation.

I wished it would have worked out that I could meet his mother. As that wasn’t possible during my short trip I decided to give her the Cosmic Ice Drop. After the program, we went back to the restaurant so I could deliver it to him to give to his mother. He was amazed that I would do this. But it is the season of giving, isn’t it?

“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.” Boris Pasternak    picturequotes.com

4 thoughts on “Tatted Star”

  1. Beautiful snowflake, what a lovely story, I am so pleased you could give her an ice drop. Perhaps she woukd like the pattern, the cosmic ice drop is so easy to tat.
    I have heard of Bellevue my pen friend has lived there she’s now on the Scott AFB, She’s moved around the USA over the years and has worked in the Penatagon twice since I have known her plus two years in Guam. She was a lawyer in th US navy, now she’s retired from the navy she’s working still as a lawyer on the same base. She’s also a tatter but does not get a lot of time to tat.

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