Monday, August 31, 2009
No time to blog!
I wish I could say this beautiful tatted doily is my work, but it isn't! Elizabeth in MA and I corresponded earlier this summer regarding the mistake in the Daffodil Doily pattern in Learn to Tat by Janette Baker. We had both attempted to make our own corrections to the doily, and Elizabeth asked if she could send me one of hers. Of course I said yes! Elizabeth wrote me a lovely note, and she let me know that the book is now available with the corrections... good news for those of us who want to encourage others to learn to tat! Thank you for the lovely gift, Elizabeth! I will treasure it always!
On the home front... I have had very little time to tat or work on my socks. Dave has gotten the bug to work on the house! He gets inspired every once in a while, and there's just no stopping him! The reason for this bug? My nephew's wedding is this weekend, and my mom will be coming home with us afterwards and spending a week! Dave spent a whole week cleaning the back porch. He's been wanting a "picture room" for several years, and now he has it! He found all the pictures that have been in storage for several years, cleaned them up, and then started hanging them. Of course, I had to step in and give my advice. I'm sure Dave would have preferred that I stay in the living room and tat, but I can be very particular!
Our back porch is one of my mom's favorite places to sit, and now she'll really be able to enjoy it when she visits!
We've also hung some of my favorite pieces in the living room: an angel I crocheted, a ship that Mom crocheted, a reproduction counted cross stitch sampler, and one of my dad's favorite pictures. I'll post pictures of them later.
We cleaned and organized upstairs... it really needed it! Dave decided that cleaning wasn't enough, so he's started painting the north bedroom porcelain blue. It's going to look really nice! I think I should have my mom come visit more often! ; )