Happy August everyone! I've been catching up on everyone's blogs and the bunches of new ones that seem to have popped up. As I was clicking away reading them all, I glanced at the clock and realized two hours ahd gone by. I love it! So many new tatters and established tatters sharing their thoughts. Excellent.
As for me, I haven't done much lately. My Iris doily, Milena, hit a snag when my mind began to wander and I missed a ring and made a join in the wrong place. **cries** There's no way I'm going to cut it out and waste my precious HDT, so I laid it aside for the time being. Instead of tatting, I've been cross stitching. I'll add a pic to this post later. I've been feeling a bit Halloween-y. It's a Halloween themed cat from Birds Of A Feather. Sadly, BOAF no longer is no longer in the cross stitch business. I really love their patterns and hand dyed linens. See? More hand-dyed stuff! Maybe I'm an addict after all.
Back to tatting, today I made my first purchase from Tat's All. I ordered some of that lovely Accent rayon thread I read about on Jeff's blog. It will make some gorgeous snowflakes. I also found Pam Palmer's peacock pattern on eBay and am currently (impatiently) waiting for the mailman to deliver it. Can't wait to do that one. I think I will frame it and give it to my mom for Christmas. I also finally learned how to make a split chain and single shuttle split ring. Now that is a HUGE accomplishment for me. They've been the bane of my tatting existence. Now I feel like I moved to another level. Yay me!
Well, that's all for now. I'm going to meet a friend for lunch, then we'll spend about three hours in the bookstore. It's not like I don't have a teetering stack of new unread books already. What's a few more, right? This is definitely one of my favorite ways to spend the day. It might be kind of dangerous considering I have a zero balance on my Visa right now! Oh no! Just kidding, I'll be good. Maybe.