Wednesday, March 25, 2015

16 days to Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar!!

There's only 16 days until the Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar!!!  I'm so excited but I've been too busy to pack.  The other Chiropractor in our clinic fell and is off work for the next week.  So the days have been full of clinic stuff and I'm working her practice as well as my own.  Not so much time for obsessing over what to pack.  Its a goal this weekend to get it ready.  Next weekend is Easter and so I won't have time to pack. 
My cat and one of my dogs have teamed up to eat some the Easter Eggs I added tatting to last year.  The cat was knocking them on the floor and the dog was chewing up the egg.  Fortunately the tatting is fine but its a pain to add a new egg.  I will have to cut the whip stitching, add the tatting to the new egg and make new stitching.  I was not impressed because it took me awhile to figure out how Lucky was getting the eggs so more than one was destroyed.  Last year I was in the mood and did some additional weaving around the whip stitching.  I 'm not so sure that I will have the patience to do it again.  My poor, poor eggs!
The egg is gone but the tatting remains!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The tap is running

I have water! The gentlemen from the Smiths Falls Works came on Friday of that week and spent 11 hours thawing out the pipes on the municipal side of things.  Since February was soooo cold Smiths Falls had an epidemic of frozen pipes towards the end and while I was the first on my street to have no water I was not the last.  They actually just told everyone to have a tap in the house running until spring!
Its warmed up quite a bit here in the last week but there was a few days there where I thought my pipes would freeze up again.  One of the gentlemen who worked on my pipes told me to run all the taps in the house if the water stream slowed down.  I had to do that the first morning after they restored service but since then its been consistent.
For the last week I've been getting ready for the Finger Lakes Tatting Seminar.  I booked my room at the Red House Country Inn and started to put together a few things.  I am teaching a Sea Anemone bracelet this year. 
This is the inspiration.
This is the bracelet.
Something like this for $1.
Each year I design a pattern and make kits for the group to sell as a fundraiser.  This year it is a Nautical Rose Bracelet.  It comes with thread, beads and bangle for $1.