Monday, December 22, 2008

Tatsaway land in Ohio...

Hi from tatsaway land...I got to meet Georgia and Ruth (and their spouses) on our trip to Ohio this winter...Weather cooperated until about 2 hrs from Ashtabula, Ohio then the roads got slick and swirling snow made visibility interesting. We could not see to the front bumper when the snow was swirling. We did continue on as the swirling was intermittent and you could get aways before the next gust would hit. Fortunately we have driven on snowy, icy roads before and found it tiresome but not too bad.

For those of you who haven't seen the new Rozella Linden book "Celtic Tatting A Design Journey on an Ancient Theme" there is a treat in store for you when you do. I won't give away any secrets but I can hardly wait until I get to start something new...

Until I get the brace cover/cuff done no new projects! lol I really want to jump from this dull project to something fantastic and new from the book! I'm not even near 1/4 way done yet so it will be awhile before I can switch projects...more info later and I promise. T'm tired of the velcro catching on everything and making it hard to get my sweater and or coat on or off. The cover/cuff is really a necessary item to get done. I'll get a picture/scan and post the pattern when I do get it done. In the meantime you will get updates on how it is going. The way I design is try it and see then cut and start over...lol not the best method I'm sure but no fancy computer programs so it is design on the go...

Tatting in the car was more challenging than usual--maybe the black thread to blend with the brace was part of the problem. I tat slow...and it will take awhile yet to get it done. I did learn that I am actually using the GR8 shuttle correctly...but I still tat very slow. I did learn a different way tat that might be a bit quicker but it will take some getting used to and does work much better with the finer sized threads...we'll see. More on that later.

Got to run and tat some more. Peace, C

2 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Aren't Georgia and Ruth just splendid ladies??? I may need to get Ruth's new book...it sounds intriguing.

TattingChic said...

How exciting that you got to meet some wonderful tatters! That books sounds awesome, like Lady Shuttle Maker, I just may need to get Ruth's new book, too! :)