Thursday, February 2, 2023

When you get the stitch count confused

 Many of you have tatted this vintage pattern. I wanted to use it to tat an edging as I described here.

So far, so good. I feel like I know the pattern well. One possibility for that corner came to mind rather quickly. I’d probably have a photo of the trial ready IF…..  

The vintage thread didn’t keep breaking…..

I had quite a few challenges in January that impacted my tatting time…..

I actually followed my written notes……

Have you spotted the mistake yet?

Hint: I muffed the stitch count of some of the rings.

All will be revealed next post……

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Organizing underway!


Yep! I’m still at it! That’s because I’m not just straightening and filing, I’m sorting, donating, repurposing, and soon to be selling. For those of you that wished me a speedy recovery, it seemed to have worked! I’m not venturing out of the house yet. That line still showed up a faint pink on the test strip. Grrrr. But, I am feeling much better and my head is clearing. Now to correct all those blunders and mistakes I’ve made lately…..

I didn’t need to correct any mistakes in my Day 8 of the TIAS

Thursday, January 26, 2023

TIAS Day 6 & 7

Here are my efforts. I feel fuzzy brained. I caught a cold last Fall. It took me several weeks to feel recovered. The symptoms came back this week. Now I’ve tested positive for COVID. I figure it will take me several weeks to feel recovered. So, I’ll be clearing my schedule of things outside the house. I’ll still be meeting by Zoom and still be organizing for the classes and workshops. I won’t be bored. Especially with TIAS getting so interesting! Thank you Jane!!!

Breaking news: Palmetto Tatting Guild have released information on their Tat Days (August 2023) with the teacher listing. I feel humbled to be appearing on the page with such a talented, illustrious group! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

I’m getting organized

 It’s so exciting! Registration is open for Slow Fiber classes. I’ve begun sorting through my samples and remaking the “in progress” samples. It will be fun to see what the students learn and tat.

Registration is also open for Shuttlebirds Tat Days in April. I have my flight reservations. I need to tweek a few of my handouts. I will be gathering samples and such soon for those classes.

Bach Festival is taking shape. I don’t do much musically. My voice has aged to the point where I don’t put others through listening to me warble too much. I do have a couple of ideas for my Art of Music contribution. I think COVID is easing enough that we just may have more art to offer. That will be fun!

I’m keeping up with TIAS during all of this planning, sorting, creating, stowing. I’m used to going out on a limb so Day 4 & 5 were old hat to me:

Thursday, January 19, 2023

I'm learning Rep weave

What do you do with these colors?

Have fun with Rep!

Announcing registration opening for Shuttlebirds Tat Days!! Come join us!!!

Oh, and this is what my Day 4 looks like for Jane’s TIAS 2023. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

TIAS 2023 Day 2 & 3


I’m having fun tatting this up! I have no guess yet what we’re tatting. My mind is filled with preparations for the workshop!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Breaking News!

 I’m excited to announce that a series of tatting classes are being offered in Monterey, CA! A wonderful local small business will be hosting and facilitating the classes: Slow Fiber.

I will be teaching all 3 of the classes. They will be starting in March. Each class will last about 2 ½ hours with plenty of time to learn the techniques required to tat lace with either a shuttle or needle. Follow this link to sign up. Come join us!!

I hope you will also join in on Jane’s TIAS. She is posting pictures sent from around the world on her dedicated blog.

I’ve sent in mine of Day 1. Because I was listening to a hummingbird claiming a feeder during a break in the rain, I decided to guess she has designed a hummingbird for us to tat.