I managed to list the magnetic brooches in Etsy yesterday afternoon and a lot of them have flown already. Thanks, folks.
Today I have the chance to teach a potential tatter but need to ask you all how I go about it.
OK I've taught a few people in my life but not one like this. There were people already in town yesterday taking precautions for her visit to my corner of tat land.
You know those little holes in the pavement that they lift up to turn off localised water supplies? They measure roughly 9" square. Well yesterday in preparation for this person (and her DH - who might also want to learn to tat) all of them at the bottom end of the town were being inspected. There were roughly 20 men and women lifting each one!!! There were the 'water men', security men and police all peering down each hole!!! This was outside the ladies loo too which was a bit off putting as I really needed to go in there so instead I 'dashed' home!!!
So, the biggest problem is how do I get this person to sit down and learn. Will she have time in her busy schedule? Should I offer to hold her hands while we turn the knot? Should I take one or two wound shuttles with me so she doesn't have to spend valuable time winding them?
BUT the biggest problem of all is how to get close enough to even start on our lesson. Then, of course, do I curtsey or just pretend she's just an old mate?
Who is it? Who may want to learn to tat (in my dreams)? Who is bringing her DH with her too? Why, the Queen!!!! They're both coming to re-open the theatre which has had a multi million pound re-vamp. It's drop dead gorgeous too. She'll also be watching a small part of Romeo and Juliet - the balcony scene. This is being played by two actors Mariah Gale and Sam Troughton. I can boast here - I taught Sam to read as I was his first teacher in primary school. A great kid from a super family too.
Actually I'll probably go and mow grass instead!!!!!!!