Oldies

Oldies

I’m normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here
We can’t go out the gates.

You see, we are the ‘oldies’ now
We need to stay inside
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Leftovers

The lacework now is finished,
The piece is on display.
But now the bobbins in the box
Have thread too good to throw away.

It seems a crime to throw it out
Could it make another mat?
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Tatting in My Pocket

 

Tatting in my Pocket

 

Just a small selection from “Pocket Poems” written mainly through promptings from the international lacemaking chat group, Arachne.

 

There are tatters in Australia

I’ve been told the kangaroo

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UFOs

UFOs

It beckoned me from hiding
In a book I’d put aside.
“I’m just so beautiful you see
And begging to be tried.”

I know I’ve got the thread for it
Stashed in my special drawer.
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Beginners

Beginners

It caught my eye right from the start
“Come and see me, come and see!”
A pillow full of thread and sticks
All tossed so gleefully.
The lace maker looked up and smiled
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When I’m Old

When I’m an Old Lady, I’ll live with each kid
And bring so much happiness…just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they’ll be so excited!
(When I’m an old Continue reading

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Six Pins

Six pins a day
That’s what I was told
Put in just six pins
And your lace will unfold

I queried these words then
Six pins seemed so few
There are so many pinholes
When you start something new

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