The next few weeks will be very busy and exciting around here! Daughter Carol closes on her new home tomorrow. She'll be living about a half hour away, and we will miss having her around, but it's time for her to move on to a new phase in her life. Carol's busy directing the high school drama students in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, one of my favorites! I first saw it in Ireland in 1974. The second time was in Chicago with Donny Osmond. The third time was the Kankakee Valley Theater production.
I digress... the move will be gradual because of Carol's many commitments. The plan for next weekend is to remove wall paper and paint in the master bedroom, the only thing Carol really wants/needs to do before moving in. I believe her plan is to move non-essential-for-living-with-mom-and-dad items next, such as pots and pans, dishes, summer clothing, etc. The final phase will be everything else. Of course all this planning could go up in smoke once she has the house keys in her hand!
In anticipation of all this activity, I decided to complete my February challenges for The Tatting Forums this weekend. This is "Easy Bookmark" from Learn to Tat by Janette Baker. The shuttle is from Cindy at A Happy Bluebird. Thanks to Cindy, I have blinged several shuttles with decorative napkins!
My snowflake for February is "Star" from Tatting Patterns by Mary Konior. I love this pattern, and I think I'll make a few more of these beauties! The shuttles are from Chris Hinton at The Shuttle Shop. You can find Chris's shuttles for sale at The Tatting Forums.
Although I don't expect to have much time to tat, I'm still getting ready to load my shuttles. Stay tuned!