Fair items are turned in for judging. I was so focused on
finishing and such that I forgot pictures. I’ve also had a bad cold. So, I’ll
just have to get pictures after the Fair opens.
As is my custom after I meet a deadline, I spent some time
looking at my list of possible projects. One of them will mesh nicely with my
next substitute job. I would like to continue reviewing music frequently
requested for weddings/funerals. I have pulled out my copy of Andre Campre’sRigaudon as arranged by Vigil Fox. Now, I understand this isn’t from one of
Campre’s sacred works, it’s a dance in the middle of an opera about ancient
Greeks and gods and such. But, it’s fun to play and people enjoy it. So, I like
to have it under my fingers. Incidently, this organ was made by the same company as the organ I have in my home.
I see lots of possibilities for tatting patterns as it has a
strong rhythm, chords, and short phrases making up sections. There’s enough of
a melody to make it an ear worm. My challenge will be to keep focused, and not
get crazy with details or get distracted and end up at the keyboard playing
away. With the harpsichord sitting in the middle of everything that’s a true
Actually, just the deadline to turn in items for judging. (2 days!)
Next, items for display need to be turned in (the 24th), enjoy the
activities of Car Week (starting tomorrow), setting up the Weaving show that has a case for tatting
samples (the 24th), and finally in a couple of weeks, enjoying the Fair (Aug 30 - sept 3)!
No pictures until after the Fair, but here’s the chain I tatted
to go with the pendant:
I received an email with the link to pictures of the
Brussels Tat a Monument project. Seeing all those tatted squares from all over
the world is humbling. This is why I tat. Not just to create beauty, not just
to make a statement, but because I am connected to those around the world who
The concert was wonderful and well received. If you were one of the few who didn't heard him play, he'll be back. But school comes first for a few months.
And to work out the frustration with the shuttles, I tried
out this Benile pattern:
Dragonfly by Nina Libin
Dragonfly by Nina Libin
I love it! The top one is tatted in Crochet cotton size 10
with size 11 beads. The bottom one is tatted in Lizb Metalic Gem Stone. I do like
working with this thread. I hope to see more sizes available soon.
It was a bit tricky to get the beads loaded so that they
ended up at the proper place in the pattern, but I made notes and now it’s a
fun thing to tat. Since all the beads are loaded prior to tatting, it’s a good
one to do at the Fair!