A nice surprise welcomed me this morning on my desk at work. I opened the plastic bag to find a clear box of varigated tatting thread in size 70. Star brand and Coats & Clark. Then in the cardboard box was a nice treasure: 4 heaps of already tatted “Hen & Chicks” edgings! The white and pink ones are 2 yards long and the red and teal/yellow are 18 inches long. I would say someone likes to tat that kind of edging ;)

Also inside the box are two balls of red C&C tatting thread and teal/yellow and varigated yellow. Presumably the thread used to make some of the edgings. Then the glimmer of shiny metal shuttles caught my eyes! One is a Susan Bates and the other an older, hardly used Boye metal shuttle. Funny thing about them was there wasn’t a bobbin to accompany any of them HAH. Good thing I have extra bobbins! Also in the box were some needles and an antique manicure stick(for lack of a better word). And lastly, two celluloid items. One looks to me to be a thread winder and the other I haven’t a clue. The thread winder fits inside the side slots, but loosely and the color of the celluloid is different. So I don’t think they go together.

The curious item has me stumped! It has a half dome hole on one end of the flat side and two molded, curved slides or arms on the long ends, as if it was to hold something.

If you have any idea what this could be, please let me know.