Wednesday, December 16, 2015

time to decorate

Yes, it's that time again.....

The tree is up and I've realized that I have too few ornaments. So, I've been working my way through the patterns in Nadine Nunelly's book

Pattern # 1 by Nadine Nunelly
Pattern # 1 by Nadine Nunelly

I’m pleased with how the ornaments are coming out so far.

It’s been interesting to see how the lace behaves as I try to attach it to the ball.

Pattern # 14 by Nadine Nunelly

I have a long way to go and I feel a bit as though I’m reinventing the wheel. But, the gifts will be treasured for many years. Or so I hope……

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Dobson organ in and playing and loved

I’ve been remiss. I haven’t put much on this blog about the new organ in town. It’s fantastic! This blog has been about tatting for so long. And I still plan on talking about tatting…mostly. But, I would like to digress to share this link:

I’m an organist. That will always be my first love. I was very thrilled to find St. Dunstan’s when I moved. They have just completed the installation of a new organ. It was exhilarating to be watching, and helping, with the final push. There will be pictures posted soon plus a time elapse video of the unloading and construction of the organ in the space. The crew from Dobson was so great. Not only did they work diligently, but they were so helpful and approachable. I know it will be a wonderful asset to the area. I can’t wait to get the chance to play! It won’t be anything approaching a concert. That doesn’t happen anymore. But, to just sit down, explore, and share the organ. That would be fun!