Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

For a lady who knows
how to throw down a
among tatters
with her design class...

This press is on its way
in Canada.

Thank you
for encouraging me
in last spring's design class.
Sorry I didn't finish... yet.
You unleashed my
inner designer
and this is
what she

Monday, September 27, 2010

Golfing With Friends

Boy has a way with bugs.
He once caught a wasp in an Ozarka bottle.
I don't know how,
but I asked him 

Boy also has a way with geckos.
He is my go-to guy
when the little devils invade the house.
Oddly, Boy's calm and gentle approach
to catching them 
works better than my prancing, screaming fits.

How Boy got this guy
to play golf with him,
I don't know.

Boy also coaxed him
to stay for photogs
before jumping into the bushes
by the back door.

I'll put the question to
Mr. Gecko
as I wait for Boy to arrive, 
cup in hand,
to escort him back outside.
Because I 
he'll be back.

They always are...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Birds May Be Flying South...

The birds may be flying south,
the presses are flying north.

This one is for A Happy Bluebird
aka Cindy.

I've got a handful of presses
which I am finishing up
for particular tatters
I have in mind.
They don't even know
that I have them in mind,
so I hope they don't mind!

I'm also working on the pattern
and will make a couple more presses
for a giveaway
to test it out.

Just call me
The Ann With a Plan.
So if you'll excuse me,
I'd better put some hustle
in this bustle!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Little Bit of Fall

(Simple Leaf by Karey Solomon from Tatting Turns Over a New Leaf, #9 of The Challenge)
We've been enjoying
a little bit of fall
each morning...

But by afternoon
it still feels
like a
whole lotta summer.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

I coulda done
this little #41 MiniTat by Patti Duff better.

The center shoulda looked
like the top half and not the bottom,

and it woulda if
I had done the first join correctly.

this little regret
will be my #8 of The Challenge
and I'll just have to tat
Patti's clever pattern
all over again.

Poor me.  :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Off You Go Then...

This press is headed north
to Fox.

I'VE never been out of the USA,
but now I've SENT
something out of the USA...

I shared this observation
with the man at the post office.
He said perhaps I would
leave the country next...

But I kind of think
that was just
wishful thinking
on his part.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Crazy Like a Fox

Not that I think Fox is crazy...
On the contrary, she is FULL of good ideas.
I put my own spin to it though,
changing coffee to tea,
and tatting to sewing.

My husband abruptly told me today to,
"Get out of the house."
Not for good,
just a couple hours.
He worries about my sanity
and felt I needed a break
because it's been a week
and I've been SO tired.
He's a good man.

With nowhere else to go,
I decided to pull a Fox
and go to Starbucks
where I worked on a tatting press
for that crazy-in-a-good-way, Fox.
I'm making a few of these
to go with the tutorial
and I told Fox she could have her choice,
but I'm taking that back now.
I like this one VERY much
so it will be hers.

Sorry Fox...
but them's the breaks... :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sweet, "Forgetful" Diane

(tatting by Grandma - 1.5 yards of edging in size 80 thread)

Diane hosted a Tulip crochet hook giveaway recently.

I commented that I would enjoy a hook

and that should she ever decide to give away

that NEAT, flat, little box, to please throw my name

into THAT hat as well...

A couple days after the winners were announced,

SWEET Diane sent me that COOL box,

complete with its 

WONDERFULLY crinkly-crackly cellophane paper

printed with the Tulip logo...

AND "forgetful" Diane

had left a little something inside...

Sweet, "forgetful" Diane made my day! 

PS  Doesn't it look "just right" with Grandma's tatting and her shuttles?  I thought it did.  :)