Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Things were progressing smoothly until-----
I ran out of thread. I went to the store and picked up a new ball, tatted away and then discovered to my horror that Opera has more than one color of ecru. This was not actually a dye lot issue, they truly have more than one shade of ecru. After some debating I decided I would stain it with a teabag or coffee afterwards to hide the different tones. I continued to make blocks and it grew larger.
BUT in a frenzy of what I can only now described as stupidity and obsessive compulsive craziness I cut out all the pieces that were the lighter color of ecru. So it went from 5x5 to 4x4. This all happened a few years ago and its been sitting in a drawer ever since.
Its stupid for it to sit in a drawer, that's why I've declared it finished.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I must eat shuttles in my sleep because I can never find any empty shuttles but I keep buying them. I'm damn sure that there are 30 shuttles either somewhere in my house or my intestines! So clover shuttles are on the list.
There's always a few goodies to be found in the grab bag and I'm looking forward to seeing what the Hector crew have up their sleeves. We got surgical clamps last year in the grab bag. It was something I had never used before and it took me awhile to start but once I did I loved it. Its handy when the ball thread is running out to hold the thread tight. Its definitely a tool that I'm happy to have in my tatting kit.
Last year I made the mistake of driving down early Saturday morning. That meant I was up at 4 am. I'm definitely not an early morning person so by the time I arrived I was ready for a nap. Sue Hanson showed me a quicker method of pearl tatting and I thought I understood but now I don't...too tired to even realise what she was showing me. No more early morning drives. This year I'm leaving Friday morning so I can take my time, make a few stops and arrive in plenty of time.
If you are coming, I'm the wide awake and alert red head (other than Karey, she has red hair too), please come and say Hi!