Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tatting Tea Tuesday - At Last!

Finally, a day off from work on a Tuesday!  That's the only problem with working for a living - it seriously cuts into your free time!  I didn't think about Tatting Tea Tuesday until DH brought me a mug of hot tea this morning, and then my brain went into overdrive.

I am posting from my bed, with the laptop balanced on one knee and probably a dozen containers of various types and sizes stacked precariously around me.  All contain something to do with tatting - some have just thread, some have just tools, and some have a mixture of both.  This little one has a UFO in it.

I will tell you that DH makes a delicious cuppa - I had two already, and contemplated asking for a third - but he's gone out, so I'm on my own for a little while.  I believe it was the tea sold at Aldi Foods, very good but unflavored.  He did put some of their hazelnut creamer in it, and I enjoyed it very much!  I think we might have some Lady Grey in the kitchen - I've gotten to like it even better than Earl Grey, which I love.  There should be some English Breakfast as well and possibly some Green/White Fusion (which is even healthy for you, in addition to tasting good!).

As to tatting - what to do?  I could work on the UFO, if I remembered exactly what it was supposed to be - I may just "wing it" and see what happens.  I also was thinking about working on something for Spring; I'm a bit bored with white snowflakes!  I'm also bored with the soggy, dreary weather that passes for winter in the Deep South. 

At least the UFO is in Spring colors...and there are beads with it...maybe I could tat a bracelet?  And the rain has stopped...and the sun is playing hide-and-seek with the clouds...so I'm going to get busy!  Maybe I'll have a new bracelet to wear to work tomorrow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Came Early This Year!

I was running a little late when I got home this evening - David greeted me at the door with, "You got a package in the mail today."  I found it on the bed when I went in to change clothes.  OH, BOY - IT'S FROM DIANE!!!

I eagerly opened the packet and spilled the contents onto the bed.  WOW - a ball of Lizbeth (my favorite thread!) in size 20 (my favorite size!), in a colorway I didn't already have (!!!)!  Two - count 'em - TWO of the new Starlit shuttles, all dressed up for Christmas!!  And to carry everything - one of Diane's handmade origami pouches in a Christmassy print!!!
It's been a hard couple of weeks at work and we're not out of the woods yet - got to get through the End-of-the-Year tasks first.  And before Year End - we have Christmas (let's see, ham is in the freezer...) and I'm NOT ready yet!!!

But if anything can put me in a Christmassy mood, it's Diane's wonderful gift!  I think I'll go hunt up the "Charlie Brown Christmas" DVD, make a hot cuppa, and settle in for some Christmas TATTING!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It has been a very busy couple of weeks at work - long days followed with exhaustion-induced sleep (think comatose), and very little time for anything else.  I tatted a bit at lunchtime, though!

I may have forgotten to mention - I did have an entry in this year's South Carolina State Fair, in Columbia, SC, in October.  I won a blue ribbon for my necklace, and - shock of my life - I also won one of the Palmetto Tatters Awards!

The ribbon is for Most Innovative Tatted Design, for my necklace.  Isn't the Palmetto award ribbon beautiful?  Pam Freck did the tatted snowflake and the lettering!

Monday, it's back to work; but for now, I can work on some tatting that's been percolating in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks!  Gonna go get my shuttles RIGHT NOW!!