I've heard all my life that “hard work is its own reward”… and most of the time, I’m inclined to agree. However, the last six or seven weeks of software conversion at work have been long and exhausting. I'd feel rewarded if I got some much-needed sleep! I don’t think I’m scheduled to work this weekend, but I am on call if needed; so if I don’t work again until Monday, I've got 71 hours and 6 minutes on the time clock. Last week was longer, as it included the weekend – 83 hours and 9 minutes!
Knowing I would have some really good paychecks coming in, I treated myself to a Handy Hands order. I got two new Lizbeth threads and three favorites. I also indulged my love of neat tatting tools by ordering the rest of the Aerlit shuttle collection, some extra Aerlit bobbins, and a Starlit shuttle!
I also made a bid on an appealing artisan shuttle on eBay – and to my delight (astonishment), I won! Carollyn (Jitterbug62) sent the most darling little fish shuttle, some lovely Oren Bayan thread, and a selection of clippings from magazines – tatting patterns!
A lot of the patterns aren’t dated, which is a shame, as I’m curious and I’ll probably never know how old they are. Others, though, have not only the date but also the name of the magazine – and some even have the designer’s name! There are at least two by Myrtle Hamilton, and there are several in a plastic binder sleeve, ready to slip into my notebook.
I've slept most of today - and didn't attend the Palmetto Tatters Guild meeting, at which I was supposed to teach. Joanie said she'd send pictures, though, so I could see the wreaths they made!