Tuesday, May 14, 2013


It must be at least 25 years since I gave these tea tray cloths and food net with tatted edgings to my aunt and uncle. My cousins found them when they were clearing out their parents' cottage in Harare and gave them back to me. I'm glad to see one cloth is covered in tea stains - it shows that it was used! The motif on the food cover comes from the Anna Burda magazine. I don't know where the triangular one comes from. I like it, I may have a go at copying it. Here's a closer view:


  1. How nice! I would rather my gifts be used. When my grandma passed away, my mom found every sweater she had knit for her carefully wrapped and put away in a drawer. They were in pristine condition! One year I knit dish cloths for Christmas presents. Several of the recipients kept them as doilies rather than use them as dish cloths, which I find very amusing!

  2. Your tatting seems to have withstood the test of time and use very well!! :)