Friday, May 29, 2009

What to say...

I've been trying to write a post for a couple days now but I don't really have anything to say or show.

The other Chiropractor in the clinic is on vacation so I'm working extra hours seeing her patients and doing a little administrative stuff. It's longer hours than I'm used to and some of that time is just waiting so I'm getting a little crabby. I can't even tat while waiting!

I'm very lucky that I love my job and profession. I get to help a lot of people, every day is new and challenging with just the right combination of physical and office work. I have no idea how people can stand working at a desk all day long. It would drive me crazy and then I would drive the people around me crazy.

I guess I have something to say after all.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Okay, found some more info on how shapes fit together. If you are interested go to this site and they explain which shapes fit together

Pentagons done!

So I am finally finished with my pentagon doily pattern that I showed a few months ago. I have had failed experiments with pentagon shaped motifs before. There's always a point when I don't know what to do next. I tried to look up more information about pentagons on Wikipedia but it got complicated very quickly:

The term pentagon is commonly used to mean a regular convex pentagon, where all sides are equal and all interior angles are equal (to 108°). Its Schläfli symbol is {5}. The chords of this pentagon are in golden ratio to its sides.
The area of a regular convex pentagon with side length t is given by

pentagram or pentangle is a regular star pentagon. Its Schläfli symbol is {5/2}. Its sides form the diagonals of a regular convex pentagon - in this arrangement the sides of the two pentagons are in the golden ratio.
When a regular pentagon is inscribed in a circle with radius R, its edge length t is given by the expression

There were some equations that didn't copy over but you get the picture. Its a complicated shape. I solved my problem by adding in another shape- some hearts (which I think look like chubby cheeks). Anyways, I happy with the result which by the way, formed another pentagon!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What a fun pattern

I was at a Girl Guide camp on the weekend and took some tatting for the evenings. I took Jon Yusof's poppy pattern from the PTG's fundraiser last year- Flower's of Lace Put a Smile On your Face. What a fun pattern! I had no problems and got a lot of compliments on the flower. I'm making them to send to the IOLI convention. I'm not sure yet where to send them.
A side effect of making them at camp is that I'm going to teach the guides how to tat this fall. Crafty women can't resist tatting.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tatter's Island

If you check out the Online Tatting Class at you'll see a note from Georgia Seitz:
Just imagine a tatter stranded on a desert isle. There is plenty of shelter, shade, food, water and a lot of time to wait for rescue. Now just what tatting supplies would you like to find buried in a forgotten treasure chest? Shuttles, threads, beads, books? Your favorite patterns, new patterns never tried? Old antique booklets or brand new books just printed? Fabric or hankies to be edged? We've got an empty treasure chest just waiting to be filled. I'll start it off by donating a copy of... what else?... "A Tatter's Treasure Chest" (Waldrep.) All the items will be auctioned off at the 2009 Tat Days and the proceeds donated to the scholarship fund.
If you were stranded on Tatter's Island what would you put in your treasure chest? Something definitely worth thinking about. If you could have anything and everything what would you like? I like her list but I think she forgot to add Chocolate...