We had a tatters gathering last Saturday. It has been awhile since I've met my fellow tatters. The last gathering was at Ellen's place.. This time, we decided to meet at Toa Payoh's Sizzler.
Actually there were 6 of us. But Jackie was down with flu and Wendy had something on, so only Aileen, Ellen, Rei and myself turned out to the gathering. Though just a small group, we were HAVING LOTS of FUN!
We were there from 1:30pm 'till 7pm!!! 5 and half long hours!! To our surprise, the staffs at the restaurant never chase us out but kept refilling our waters... GOOD SERVICE!
We chatted for hours, then later, we did some tatting. We were making Ellen's Simply Tree. She wrote the pattern herself.
Note: Picture abstracted from Ellen's blog.
It is a simple but very comprehensive pattern! It covers split chain & split ring. I never learn how to do it before.. It's a blessing to have both Ellen & Aileen taught me how to do it... :)
Aileen - reading the pattern
Rei - Seriously doing her tatting
Ellen - who looks so chirpy that day. :)
The last bottom piece was mine. I didn't complete the pattern cos I was using very fine thread, Flora 50!!! Even Ellen and Aileen seldom use such a fine thread to tat... But I love the variegated colors of the thread.
Guess what Rei made for us!
It's a CAKE!!! The cake was covered with a layer of marshmallow fondant and decorated with sugar paste shuttles & shuttle needles... Well, the only real thing on the cake was the thread... SHE MADE EVERYTHING HERSELF!! We asked Rei whether was it tedious to make this cake? She said, not really but it was tedious to roll that three balls of thread... Hahahaha....
Rei with her cake
Don't they look alike?? (the one on the left is real shuttle)
Throughout the end of the day, we decided to cut the cake, cos we were curious how the cake taste like... It was coffee & chocolate... Simply DELICIOUS...
Rei was dismantling the cake... :(
It's a coffee and chocolate pound cake!
I've been reading Rei's blog since I've picked up baking... Getting to know her was really my pleasure, she is a lady full of talents & creativity. She picked up everything on her own, including tatting!!
Oh YEAH, this is our group photo:
Standing from the left: Aileen & Ellen
Sitting from the left: Ballooned me & Rei