Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ta da!

I finished round 8 today! I've started round 9, but I don't have enough done to make it picture-worthy. My idea for using the medallions that form rounds 10 and 11 won't work, because the motif ends with a chain. I could do some finagling and join new thread to tat the last bit of chain, but I have another idea for using the lace that I cut off, and I'd rather save it for that. More later... if my idea pans out!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Back to normal

After three days of being laid low by headache, I'm finally back to normal! However, I still haven't had much tatting time. We're helping daughter Alison remodel her bathroom, so we were gone all day Sunday. Today, daughter Carol caught the tidying bug, and I went over to help her with her clothes closet. I'm finding tidying to be quite exhilarating!

I am close to finishing round 8... yea!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

No tatting Thursday

I didn't expect to get much tatting done yesterday, but I didn't get any tatting done yesterday... so sad!

I was feeling a bit off yesterday morning, so I worked on finishing up another dishcloth, which requires very little thought on my part. This one will be for me since there's a big blob of brown at one end. I used up a skein of I Love This Cotton, and when I joined the new yarn, I lost the flow of the color changes. I don't mind for me, but I wouldn't give this one as a gift.

I went to lunch with my friends Carol and Denise. We had a very nice time at a little Mexican restaurant in Lowell, Indiana. By the time I arrived home, I had a full-blown sinus headache and went straight to bed. I'm still feeling a bit off this morning, so I think I'll take it easy. I did read a little trick on the Internet that I remembered to try out this morning. I put ice water in the sink and stretched and clenched my hands for a few minutes. I went back to bed for about an hour and a half and the headache is gone! Now I need to regain some energy.

Pssst! Now it's Saturday, and I realized that I never published this post. The headache came back with a vengeance, and I spent most of the day in bed. Maybe I'll get a chance to tat tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tatting time

I had lots of tatting time yesterday and today, but I know I'll have very little time tomorrow. I still have quite a way to go, but I'm really enjoying the pattern of this round, which is similar to the round before.

I would have liked to have posted my progress yesterday, but my Internet went out for about 8 hours. It came back on right before I headed off to bed, but I was not in the mood to blog by then. Isn't it funny how technology has become such an important part of our lives?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Catching up

There's been little time for tatting the past two days. Yesterday we went to daughter Alison's house to help out with window washing, and today I went to daughter Carol's house to help with proofreading the next section of her master's thesis.

Despite having little extra time, I have managed to almost catch up to the point where I had to snip on Saturday. That makes me happy!

Saturday, July 18, 2015


I finished another dishcloth before breakfast this morning, leaving the rest of the day for a bit of tidying and a lot of tatting!

I was feeling pretty good about round 7, and I forged on with confidence!

Apparently, I had too much confidence. I was not careful about checking my work as I was with round 7, and when I went to the ironing board, I noticed this glaring mistake just one pattern repeat past where I left off yesterday.

You know what I'll be doing next... snip, snip, snip! I think I may have to buy a new pair of scissors. Mine must be getting dull from all this snipping!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Laundry day

Years ago, a friend of mine told me that she liked to get her laundry done on Friday. That way she had the weekend free to spend with her family. It took me a while to jump on the bandwagon, but once I did there was no turning back.

Today while I was waiting for loads of laundry to finish, I set tasks for myself. It worked well!

I finished round 7 of the Jan Stawasz Masterpiece, and I did it correctly!

I also managed to start round 8. I'll be back to rounds 10 and 11 before you know it! ;-)