Some of my patterns

22 September 2014

Now I'm home

Back in the old routine, I guess, but first I have to catch up on sleep. 

I promised to show you pictures of the first part of the trip which was to Atlanta for a few days with Crazy Mom who I STILL insist isn't crazy at ALL but probably a tad silly for putting up with me. 

While I was with her she arranged a tatting get-together at her new temporary home. What a fun evening that was. Lots of gossip and a new tatter was 'born' too.

The first day we visited the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta which was sooooo interesting and which I can recommend to anybody passing that way. 

On Wednesday we visited CNN studios and did the full tour. Again that was interesting and Crazy Mom even got to read using a teleprompter. She did a great job too. The escalator which you can see in the one picture is the longest unsupported escalator (elevator to Americans!) in the world and we went up it. There's a link about it here.  Such a lot to do and see in Atlanta.





19 September 2014

Final week but more to come soon.

This last week in Florida has flown by far too quickly.  I've been very lucky to have been staying with my tatting mate - Joanie and her husband who, like Nick, appears to tolerate our tatty addiction!! 


We have tatted a little and talked a LOT!!!!!  They kindly took me out and about like Crazy Mom did when I was in Atlanta.


So, to almost end my reports on the trip I'll show you some pictures of another part of Florida.  I'll be travelling home over the weekend so you'll maybe not hear a lot from me till Monday or Tuesday when I hope to get the pictures of Atlanta off my camera and onto the blog.  Meanwhile here are a few pictures of Lake Placid where many buildings have murals painted on them.  I LOVED the trash cans too.







Tatting with the Palmetto Tatters

On Saturday (well, that would be last Saturday) I had the privilege of teaching at the guild meeting which is held at Lexington Museum.

I've been there before and remember the wonderful surprise on finding out that this wasn't a 'regular' museum but a collection of old American buildings.  

The lesson was teaching the pearl tatted snake which is on my pattern pages but I will be adding to this pattern and will be making modifications when I get home.  The reason?  Well, my dear friend Riet suggested another way that this little guy could be worked!!!!  Aren't tatters the best?  We get together and talk and more ideas emerge.  Thanks a trillion, Riet.  More work for BC3!!!!!




17 September 2014

A few more photos

Last week was spent with another friend at her house in South Carolina.  Joanie and I had the privilege of spending a few days with Gloria and Bob who live right on the edge of Lake Murray.  

Of course tatting and Tat Land were part of our many conversations as we exchanged tips and gossip!  Here are a few pictures taken on a walk around the garden and including some beaver damage which fascinated me.  






16 September 2014

So, what next?

Well BC3 let me down so action had to be taken when I arrived in Florida to stay with Joanie and Rick!!!!!  I'd meant to do this last week but obviously BC3 was on holiday too.

The slippers that Kerianne 'kindly' returned to me after the white elephant game would not fit in my suitcase so I decided to pass them on to 'someone else' in the hope that they would either use them or, in some way, continue the joke.  

So, who has them, en route, to them right at this very moment?   BEWARE and VERY AFRAID, all Tat Days participants as the mail man could be visiting YOU shortly!!!!!







13 September 2014

More random pictures

Just as the title suggests - these are random photos including some of the origami lesson which was great too.







After Tat Days

A trip to Lake Junaleska with some very good friends was the next 'happening' on the trip.  Naturally they were all tatters except one who used to tat but now makes amazing baskets.

I would have shown you some pictures of the beautiful landscape we saw but the pictures are all on my camera so you'll have to wait for those!!  Below are some of the flowers we saw and a picture of the deck.

Lots of tatting talk happened, of course!!!









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