One month from last Friday…just one more month…eeeeeee! The anticipation is killing me! September 3 will be a Bank Holiday here (Labor Day) so all the banks will be closed. My vacation officially starts Tuesday, September 4…and Thursday, September 6, we leave for Toccoa, Georgia!! Eeeeeeee!
I have a lot to do before then – decide what to take and what to take it in; decide how we’re going to get there from here; pack for both of us. Whew! I’m tired already! I think I need a vacation!
I’m just about to start tatting Jane Eborall’s Parrot – the pattern is found here. I’ve decided on a more pastel approach, so once I get going on it, I’ll post some pictures. I need to decide on a bead for the parrot’s eye…decisions, decisions!
I got this far with Miranda’s Challenge before the penny dropped – for those joining us late, it turned out that the sketch of the doily printed on the fabric Miranda purchased and showed us on her blog was not, as originally thought, a vintage, out-of-copyright pattern. It’s actually the first three rounds of a Nancy Tracy pattern, used on the fabric without Nancy's knowledge or permission. Miranda didn't know - she bought the fabric in good faith. I don’t think I’ll finish the challenge – my heart just isn’t in it anymore. I unwound the shuttles (one was nearly empty, anyway) and put the unfinished doily in my thread box. Maybe someday I’ll take it out and finish it…who knows? It just isn’t going to happen right now.