I've spent this morning cleaning. I figured I had to catch up since I've been having so much fun this summer! What fun, you may ask...
Well, I've finished another round on my doily.
My progress has slowed down. I tatted for too long, and my arm protested mightily! Lesson learned... a little here, a little there, and I can accomplish so much more!
On Tuesday, Sue Anna
called me and asked if I wanted to drive to Cincinnati with her to meet Jane
. I thought... are you kidding me? Of course! I would love to! was my eager reply.
I wanted to do something special for these two special ladies, so I decided to make some Dorset bags, also known as origami pouches
Lucky for me, I have some stash!
These fabrics are from a fat quarter pack I found at Hobby Lobby a while back. I'm not normally a pink person, but I do like pink and brown together!
Sue Anna picked me up at 6:00 Thursday morning, and we made it to Cincinnati around 10:30. Unfortunately, we forgot about the time change, so we were an hour later than Jane expected. I think she forgave us! ; )
We spent the afternoon at Panera Bread, enjoying each other's company. Although I only met Sue Anna in person in June, and this was my first time to meet Jane, it was is if we had known each other forever!
Jane showed us some of her beautiful tatting. It's so much prettier than any picture!
Sue Anna and I took lots of pictures and video clips with our iPhones. Jane showed us how she organizes patterns and photos on her iPad. We're such geeks! ...and I mean that in the nicest way!
Do you see that Pop-A-Bobbin shuttle by Sue Anna? She has quite a collection of them. I am sooooo envious! Well, I'm a little less envious now, because Sue Anna gave me one of hers. Lucky me! : )
We did have a lady come up to us and ask us what we were doing. I believe she said her aunt used to tat. We offered to give her a lesson, but she declined. It's very flattering to have someone come up and ask about tatting!
We asked some young ladies in a booth near us to take pictures, which they graciously did!
We had Jane home by 6, and we had the pleasure of meeting the very handsome Nick!
Sue Anna had me home by 9:30, and she was home before midnight. That just goes to show that there's a world full of fun to be had in one little day!
So you see, I really have been having too much fun, and it's time to pay the piper his due. Bedroom and bathroom are done... off to the kitchen!