Tatting Tea Tuesday flea market find

Wanda's Knotty Thoughts tatted teacup doily
 Tatted Tea Cup Doily © Wanda Salmans 2014

Another find from our flea market stop last week was this pretty demitasse tea cup and saucer.  I'm a fan of roses on tea cups though this is quite different from the ones I purchased for the auction.  I didn't really need it but it was such a pretty set. 

The doily is the one I made when I was inspired by another tea cup with roses. I just noticed it is also the same horn shuttle that I used in the other picture.  I've made a start at the pattern for this doily, but there is still a long way to go before it is ready to share. 

I'm having to slow down on my tatting a bit. I got carried away and didn't take breaks like I should have which made my arm sore.  Nothing serious, just have to do some arm and hand stretches a little more frequently and take it slower so it will get better.  I'm using some of that time to work on writing out patterns. Typing uses the hand and arm a bit differently than tatting so I'm taking a tatting break and still working on tatting :-)

I also am anxious to work on a few of those stick pins I found at the flea market.  I have several ideas percolating in my head, I just need to decide on the colors.

"Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty."
James Norwood Pratt

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