Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunshine and Tatting!

We had both in abundance yesterday, but at the Palmetto Tatters meeting, we only saw the latter and not the former.  Because our regular meeting place, the Lexington County Museum was closed for the long, three-day weekend that some folks here in the US get to enjoy, we met at the Lexington County Library on US1.  They didn’t give us the spacious, airy Large Meeting Room, though – they sent us downstairs to a conference room where we were packed in like sardines!  These conference rooms are made to hold about a dozen people.   Period.  We had at least 20 people in there, plus tatting bags, our tatting library, etc., and ran out of table space (that’s still not as bad as one time, though when we had at least 30 people in there – it was challenging).  A different group had the large room – I really hope the size of their group justified the decision to let them have in the large room for their meeting.

Our lesson was Nina Libin’s Holiday Ornament III – the third one on a prepared leaflet which we were given.  I didn’t make one yesterday – I worked with a brand-new tatter instead.  She wasn’t consistently flipping the stitches when she left, but she understood the concept and knows she’ll get better with practice.  I found that I have the beads I need to make one of the ornaments (yay!), so I'll do one at some point.

I’m still working on patterns for submission for Tat Days – and work takes up a lot of my time.  I put in 50+ hours this past week, I will put in at least 2 hours on our Monday holiday, and we’ve already been told that more weekend work is coming.  Yikes!!!  It's hard to have a life when you're working overtime every day.
A big thank-you for all the good wishes sent my way - I am completely over the ear infection now and so glad!  I think I mentioned that it was the first one I ever had in my entire life, and I really hope it's the last.  I didn't know what to think with the roaring in my ears!
Is everyone taking part in TIAS (Tat It And See)?  If you don't know about this fun game, hosted yearly by Jane Eborall, please visit this site - it's never too late to start, it's never too late to finish, and it is so much fun!  Please let us see your work as it progresses - it's fun to see which colors everyone's chosen - and do try to take a guess at what we're making (the more outlandish the better).  Day 4 will be published tomorrow; I was going to share a picture of mine, complete through Day 3. but Blogger is not cooperating with picture upload (again).  Oh, well, Jane has put my pictures and comments on this blog, so do have a look and see what everyone's doing.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Not a real post this week - I'll owe you one. :-)  I've got an ear infection in both ears - first ear infection I've ever had in my life, and (naturally) it's got to be both of them.  Not fun - sounds like a B-52 is in a holding pattern in my head, and when I talk, I hear an echo in there too.

Yuck!  Catch you next week, and hopefully I'll have something neat to show you!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lazy Sunday at Home!

Things are s-l-o-w-l-y returning to a more familiar pattern at work, and I got to leave almost "on time" at least once!  We worked a few hours on New Year's Day, but didn't go in at the crack of dawn, so that was OK.  This week is supposed to be even more "back to normal," and that will be really nice! 

I don't have any show-and-tell this week; I haven't been able to tat at lunchtime this week, and what tatting I've been doing in the evenings has been towards coming up with some new class proposals for Palmetto Tat Days in September.  It's not completely down on paper yet, but there will be a new angel this year (her head and body are done and documented), and a new snowflake. 

In the meantime - I wish everyone a Happy New Year - may your threads never tangle, may your needles be straight and true; and may your shuttles always have enough thread, is my New Year's wish for you!