Friday, March 8, 2013

I forgot to tell you

I forgot to mention that once again the Ottawa Police Force and I are on the outs over a small matter of 87 km/hr.  Yes, I got another speeding ticket.  This really burns my ass since the officer only gave a slow down sign to the cars that just raced past me.  Since those 2 cars suddenly braked I changed lanes and guess what?  Mr Officer pulled me over for a ticket because he figured I was trying to avoid him by changing lanes.   Why would I think he's giving out speeding tickets if the cars that just passed me going much faster didn't get a ticket?  I changed lanes to avoid rear ending another car.

Suffice to say I wasn't very gracious about the whole situation....

Since I was moving along pretty fast I think I'm just going to pay the ticket. 

It'll burn me but I'll pay it.

Don't forget about the homework instructions for my class at the Fingerlakes Tattins semianr.  They can be found here:

Thursday, March 7, 2013


If anyone out there is planning on taking my class this spring at the Finger Lakes tatting seminar then I have some simple homework for you.  I'm hoping that we'll get a really good start on the class if we do the simple tatting ahead of time.  It will give us lots of time to work out any mistakes or problems that you have with the pattern. 

Northern Star Prep

size 20 thread in color of choice
1 shuttle, wind 1 yard on shuttle CTM

lp- long picot
p- picot
vsp- very small picot

Center Motif  (picture in header of page)

Make 2 motifs, one for the front and one for the back

R1       6 lp  6
C1       6 vsp 6
*R       6 +(lp)  6
  C       6 vsp 6*

repeat from * to * 4 times.  Join to base of R1, cut and hide ends

Now you are ready for my class.  See you in April!