Monday, September 26, 2011

Waiting for pictures...

Every time there's a tatting seminar I look for pictures.  While I feel a bit like a stalker looking for the pictures I want the 2nd hand experience the pictures provide.  Last weekend there were 2 great events going on so I'm looking forward to hearing about the mayhem.  Its sad to miss out on a gathering of tatters.  What do you call a group of tatters?

I made up for missing out on tatting by attending the Annual Gem and Mineral show here in Ottawa.  I got a great deal on some beads but regretted not buying more.  When there's a big selection I always feel like I bought the wrong stuff no matter what I buy.   The same happens when buying threads during a seminar.  I get home and wonder what I was thinking and why didn't I buy the other colors!  I could solve that problem by having an unlimited amount of money so I could buy everything...but unfortunately that's not reality. 

I felt much better about my choices once I started to make stuff.  I ended up finally making a bracelet I've had in my head for awhile.  I had the clasp ready and waiting I've just never had the right time and right stones.  Although I didn't use a pattern I think that both Kaye Judt and Yarnplayer Marilee Rockley sell a pattern very similar.  The picture really isn't great and it doesn't show up the shades of white-grey-black in the stones. The amulet on the left I made with the center stone in the tatting and then sewed moonstones on afterwards.  The picture is crappy but its pretty.

Going to go check the blogs for more projects and pictures from the weekend....

Friday, September 16, 2011

busy summer?

This is the longest I've ever gone without posting. I've started a few posts but haven' finished any. Its been a very busy year...I'm not sure where the time has gone.  I think I've completely missed summer.

Well, I kinda know. At the beginning of September in 2010 a Chiropractor in Stittsville hurt her wrist and asked for an emergency replacement to see her patients. A few of us pitched in to help and I ended up working alot of extra hours. Unfortunately it turns out she really blew out her wrist and it wasn't a common injury. In health care you want to have a common injury otherwise no-one really knows what to it was a wait and see game for a long time. I had no idea how long she would be injured and when she started working again she had to do it gradually. Chiropractors can't work without their hands. Finally in the last week of August she went back to full time work.  So now I'll have a little more time.

Last night I almost had a catastrophe when I accidentally send ALL of my photos into the trash.  I'm not sure how I did it and it took me awhile to figure out what I did.   Maybe I should back up my pictures and files eh?

This is a picture of some of the stuff I've been working on.  Hopefully a kit for the snowflake with the button is winging its way to SC right now.  I sent out a package through USPS on Sept 4th and it hasn't arrived yet.  I'm screwed because I didn't keep the receipt so I don't have a tracking number.  The lady at USPS customer service assures me that there is no way for them to find that number. I can't believe that I'm the only person in history that has lost a receipt and this hasn't come up before. Since the lady on the phone couldn't help me I'm just waiting to see what happens...