Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fun and games


Joanne and her kids arrived around 1 p.m. yesterday. After putting all their things away and eating lunch, we spent the afternoon outside. The kids pulled out all their toys and played on the porch, ran through the sprinkler, and fed the chickens. It was a loud, hot, glorious afternoon!

As for tatting, I did almost finish an Ice Drop before everyone arrived. However, I made a big mistake.  I forgot five double stitches before doing a lock join. Usually, I'm pretty good about picking out a lock join... not this time. After about 20 minutes of trying, I had such a mess, I just snipped it off and threw it out. Maybe I'll have time to try again today... maybe!

Thursday, May 24, 2018


We had a gorgeous day here today! I spent a lot of time outside cleaning the porch, walking, swinging, enjoying the weather. I'll have to spend time working on the inside tomorrow, as daughter Joanne and her three kids are arriving for a three week visit.

I did take a little time to tat today, another Ice Drop of course!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A little more orange

Today was one of those days that just flew by. I know I did a lot of little things around the house, but I didn't make any significant progress with anything. I'm okay with that. I just wish I had done something that was noticeable!

I did take time to tat an Ice Drop. I do love Orange Crush!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Orange Crush

I've probably said this before, but orange has never been a color that I cared for. However, I find that I really like Lizbeth Orange Crush. I think it makes a great Ice Drop!

I did not get called in to sub today, so I was free to attend our monthly retiree's lunch. I also had time to work on a Craftsy class on freeform crochet that I recently purchased. I'm hoping to pick up some skills that will allow me to crochet without a pattern. So far, so good!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Another weekend flies by!

Did you watch Royal Wedding on Saturday? I did! Yup... I was up at 4 a.m. and watched all the coverage. The wedding was much less formal than William and Kate's, but it still had enough glamour to keep me glued to the t.v.!

While watching, I tatted an Ice Drop. What else would I do? :-)

I remember watching all of William and Kate's wedding, but it didn't correspond to anything significant in my life, so it's hard for me to remember when it was. However, I clearly remember Charles and Diana's wedding. They were married on daughter Carol's due date. She was a smart girl and waited to be born the next day! My sister and I were glued to the t.v. in our respective homes, and we whispered excitedly about every detail of the wedding. We whispered so that we wouldn't wake our husbands!

I didn't tat anything on Sunday. Grandson Aidan had his 8th grade graduation, so Dave and I drove up for the celebration in the afternoon. Look at that... Aidan is almost as tall as me!

Today was another sub day. I'll bet you're getting tired of reading that statement! The seniors have graduated, so I didn't have full classes most of the day. Lucky me... time to tat!

I was thrilled to receive a special parcel today from England. Several months ago, I was contacted for permission to publish my basic Ice Drop pattern in the Ring of Tatters newsletter. Naturally, I agreed!

I am flattered more than you can imagine! I never would have thought that anything I designed would ever be published anywhere. Thank you, members of Ring of Tatters! You have made me feel very special!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Last minute call

I was called in to sub again today. This time I subbed for a sub! It doesn't happen often, but even subs get sick. Luckily, I had tatting in my bag!

These are both my Minty Fudge pattern. I finished the Victorian Red one at school (I had started it at home last night). I tatted the Springtime Ice Drop when I got home.

I do love being able to complete projects in a short amount of time!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What happened to Wednesday?

I really don't know! I thought I blogged yesterday, but I can't find any evidence to prove that I did. I guess I've been busier than I thought!

Yesterday I was a floating sub, covering classes while teachers attended end of the year meetings. I really got around... second grade, middle school lunch, high school math middle school p.e., shredding papers in the office, and high school resource.

Despite all the bouncing around, I managed to tat an Ice Drop. This was an experiment and I like it, but I felt like the outer rings were too small.

So, today I tatted the same design with slightly larger rings. I like this one much better! I also found time to tat my Minty Fudge pattern.

Although I've thoroughly enjoyed subbing this year, I'm ready for the school year to be over. There's so much I want to do at home, and I just haven't gotten around to accomplishing much of anything. Daughter Joanne will be arriving next weekend, and I'm hoping she will be able to motivate me to get started with reaching my goals!