Out doing some shopping yesterday, I came across something exciting. I saw one of those sidewalk signs that point you to a store just off the main road, and followed it to a yarn store that I never would have known was there. It made me glad I walk everywhere, because I wouldn't have seen the sign from a car.
I didn't expect they would have anything for tatting, but there were a few balls of Finca pearl cotton. I bought one in teal and one in a sort of terracotta color. I also picked up a nice fine crochet hook (0.6 mm), because a tatter can never have too many of those.
But the best was their collection of used books that they loan out like library books. Here's what I found.
This is a classic, and I can't wait to get my teeth into it. Elgiva's other book was one of the first tatting books I ever bought, and I still re-read it periodically. I'm sure this one will be just as educational.
I've also had a new entry in the "Tat This!" challenge. Sirena Sea is a new tatter who is lucky enough to be learning from her grandmother, and this is her first doily. She did a beautiful job, and I look forward to following her tatting progress. Do go to her blog and look at her shuttle collection, too!