No matter how you spend it, I hope you find ways to work in a little time for tatting.
For the past few weeks my tatting has been really crappy, which has probably been a side-effect of the unexpected stressers [dog attack, A/C going out in the car and finding out it will cost more than the blue book value of the car to fix it, unexplained broken window on main floor of the house, rotten family arguments, yada yada yada].
Geogie Seitz passed along some wise advice her grandmother (I think) gave her. Basically it was "let patience work out the details." And of course her grandmother was right.
Today was the first day that my tatting wasn't a complete ka-fuffle and I managed to finish the spider for the crazy quilt block project. Albeit, it's an arachnid with one side wider than the other on the body.
The finger tatting brought back fond memories of tatting from my younger days, including a wonderful dinner with an old friend in Harrisburg, PA, many years ago.
My twin sister and her husband, and I and my (then) boyfriend traveled to meet our high-school pal and his wife for a dinner party.
During the pre-dinner conversation I learned that my old pal had been trying to learn tatting. So we rounded up some kitchen twine and I showed him finger tatting. He picked it up immediately and said that those few moments with twine clarified hours upon hours of frustrated confusion.
I should call him up to ask if he still does any tatting these days!
These are a few familiar snippets I am sending off to Georgia Seitz:
Lene Bjorn pattern from Danish Tatting Guild
(Dansk Orkisforening) newsletter Orkis Bladet
Lady Shuttlemaker's "Hope" Butterfly
Rose Doodle by Mary Konior
Tatting Tea Tuesday
Last week I missed the local stitcher's group night. I was tending to a wounded pet. Tonight, as Julie Beagle is faring much better, I will go and try to get some tatting done. The tea will most likely be a bottled Snapple instead of a home-brewed cuppa, but the craft-bonding will be uplifting.
I still haven't finished the Spring bookmark made from Tatskools lovely Just Daffodils HDT, but it is coming along slowly. I plan to take it with me as well as some thread to tat treble clefs and this new motif I saw on the 25 Motif Challenge page: Carolyn's Motif #11. Love the bracketed shape!
Not sure what I will work on, but it is always nice to have choices, eh?
Wishing you all blissful me time to create something beautiful. See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!