Do you shuttle tat or needle tat? I actually bought a shuttle (very cheaply) at WalMart, but then I had no idea what to do next. MIL gave me her tatting kit, and it is "needle tatting." I bought a bunch of DMC #10 cotton for crocheting squares for altar cloth, but after that I don't crochet with that tiny size any more! The smallest I'll go is tablecloth weight. Talk about cramped hands . . .
Re: smocking, RasJane--they taught a smocking class at Enrichment, and I was hooked. It's actually not hard, and it's just embroidery across the pleats. I'm very slow at handcrafts--I'm only just realizing this, but I really love to do them. I haven't done much embroidery though. But it's counting like cross-stitch, and I did cross-stitch in jr. high a lot. Anyhow, it's really late and I gotta go.