Friday, May 21, 2010


I learned something new! I learned something new! I learned something new! I learned something new! I learned something new!


I was itching to learn a new tatting technique and just wanting to improve me skills a bit. So I whipped out my 'Oh My Stars' book and this little motif stood out. I had tried block tatting a while back and couldn't quite get the hang of it; I don't know why, it's fairly simple. I like the over-all effect (a kind of layered look).

Now that I've got the hang of it, I think this weekend I'll search out some patterns that include this nifty little technique...maybe even learn something else! How about split chains? or SCMR Self-Closing Mock Ring)?? I may even have time to do both! AAhhh, I do love the weekend; no work, a deep breath to prepare for the week ahead, and just enough time to tat and relax.
Have a great weekend everyone!
aL : )

Thursday, May 13, 2010

April Showers, Bring May Flowers

April Showers, Bring May Flowers..........That's what they say anyway. The weather here has reverted back to October! It was freezing, well just in the 40s and 50s, and bucket-loads of rain. We woke up to four inches in the rain gauge and probably another two on the way. By now you all know that rain = TATTING! I'm currently working on some variegated bookmarks in the Lizbeth cotton-candy colors, plus a new blue cross from the Konior book. My Internship job got canceled today because of the rain so I'm going to curl up with a fabulous cup of Twinings tea and a new doily pattern.

Have I told you all about my Internship? I think I've mentioned it here and there so allow me to explain formally. For my Associates Degree I must complete a 300 hour Internship working where Horticulture skills are performed and for me, I'm working at PrairieView Golf Club in Byron. PrairieView is a public golf course and part of the Byron Forrest Preserve. I am not a golfer, but this course is beautiful. I am very privileged to work there. My good friend Shannon from school did her Internship there last year and they hired her again for this season, giving her her own Intern! They finally have the money this year to redo all the Tee beds; needless to say we've been very busy mulching, weeding, and planting. The course is really taking shape now that we've been working for almost 6 weeks. It's awesome to be outside working and putting my knowledge into practice. The atmosphere is great and the people that we work with are very nice. I am truly blessed.

So I sign off content to sip tea and tat inside on a very rainy Thursday,
All the best to you and yours!
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