Saturday, September 2, 2017

Road trip

Dave and I took a quick road trip to central Missouri, and while he drove I tatted!


I'm easily distracted by construction, vistas, and landmarks such as the St. Louis Arch. I must have taken a dozen pictures from my first sighting on the Illinois side of the Mississippi through the construction zone on the Missouri side. I actually visited the Arch with daughter Joanne's confirmation class. That has to be 20 years ago. We went to the top, something I don't care to do again. I'm not fond of heights, and it was a bit claustrophobic inside. Still, it is an impressive piece of architecture!


I managed to tat five Ice Drops during our trip, and I made many mistakes! I probably could have tatted three more Ice Drops if I hadn't spent so much time retro-tatting. One of these Ice Drops has a glaring error. Luckily, strategically placed ribbon camouflages the flaw!

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  1. Isn't that what the ribbon is for - to hide the mistakes? I still haven't managed to make a single ice drop despite increasing the stitch count and lengthening the picots. I admire all the ones you have made.

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    1. Ha ha ha! Now you know my deepest, darkest secret, Patti!

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  2. I have missed your posts and will need to read backwards to catch up. I love each and every Ice Drop you tat. The colors are such a carnival of fun! <3

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    1. I think that's why I keep on making them! I just sent some down to Mom to share with her friends, and she said they loved them. Isn't that what creating is all about... sharing the love? :-)

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  3. I visited that arch and i was 14 years old i watched a movie that shiwed men working on the arch and how they were not afraid of heights most were native Americans i do beleive 😊love these drops

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    1. I'll have the see if I can find a movie about the building of the arch. I'm fascinated with the whole idea of building monuments.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your pictures, I doubt if I will ever see it in person so it's nice when the American bloggers share pictures of the country.
    Beautiful ice drops

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    1. I wish we'd had time to stop. As I recall, the park beneath the Arch is beautiful!

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  5. Retro-tatting in the car - you have my greatest admiration! It's great to be able to see the sights AND have 5 ice drops at the end of the trip.

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