Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Another week, another tatting demo

I just wish I'd gotten more pictures. On Saturday, the Triangle Tatters, aka Tri-Tatters, were invited to demo at an independent living facility. They fed lunch to four of us (the ones who RSVP'd) and it was delicious.

After, we sat at tables in their activity room and showed off tatting and examples of tatting and ooh'ed and ahh'd over the tatted collar and pillowcase edging one of the residents brought. I took pictures of that, you betcha.

I started a ring in thread to match my turtle earrings, etc but I didn't load enough thread and ran out 3/4 the way through. Rather than load more thread, I gave up on the ring, temporarily. Instead, I emptied my shuttle by making a couple hearts. I gave one to the lady who showed her tatting to us and the other to the woman who sat next to me, patiently listening to me tell her about tatting.

I also started another ice drop. However, it turned out I'd picked up a ball of size 10 to work with. I had to adjust it a bit and I didn't load enough thread onto the shuttle. On the other hand, it only lacks a final chain and a hanging loop. It still looks good.

Thursday's game was cancelled; the GM had deadlines at work. And Friday, I took a few hours off to get my mom's taxes done.

Alas, it turned out she donated so much she topped their 'non-cash donations' limit on what they feel confident about handling. It was very disappointing, mostly because I'd spent so much time getting the materials together. But they don't charge for the service, so I shan't look a gift horse in the mouth (I'm not Greek or Trojan, so I feel safe about that).

The NC Natural and Cultural Resources is doing a project about NC and WWI, since it's the centennial of WWI. On Tuesday, there was this little tidbit about Cherokee 'codetalkers' at the Somme Offensive.


Jane McLellan said...

Beautiful collar!

Sewicked said...

Isn't it lovely. We're so glad she shared it with us.