19 October 2016

THE book


You are NEVER going to believe this. It was an ordinary day at Chez Eborall when the postman came and delivered THIS. That turned it into an EXTRAORDINARY day.  Nick wondered what on earth was happening when he heard me squealing with delight.

This came from my dear friend Patti Duff.  Poor Patti has been nagged by me for years and years about re-printing her Mini Tats book - it's a wonder she's still speaking to me.  If you're reading this, Patti please consider that another 'nag' about Mini Tats!!!!  Thank you, so much  for the book and for the lovely, lovely letter too. It made me cry. 

I'm sorry, Heidi but I don't 'need' the re-printed version (due next year, folks) but I WILL still have a copy as I have nagged you so much. 

Now I'm in a total quandary. As you know I usually run a Tat It And See in January but this year poor old BC3 has been struggling to think up an idea. At the weekend I noticed that a French tatting group on Facebook were talking about the TIAS and when it was due to 'happen' again. 

YIKES - that gave BC3 a touch of the heeeebeejeebies. Two days later and several ideas had finally arrived but which one and how do I start. This is always the hardest part - the idea and how to start. I've so far done four starts and a fifth is going to happen soon. BUT this new book is SUCH a temptation. Please, please keep me on track with the TIAS.

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  1. Yes, I will consider that is another "nag". LOL. And I have one for you - please come to Shuttlebirds. I'm glad I made your day so extraordinary but please don't let the book get in the way of the TIAS. I finally get to participate in it.

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    1. For you I WILL get the TIAS done, Patti even though at the moment I truly HATE it!!!! Fourth or fifth attempt and a complete re-write underway!!!! I'm thinking of ways of getting to Shuttlebirds so don't give up on me yet, please!!!!

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    2. Lucky you, Jane! However, I'm "nagging" both of you! Patti, so many NEED your "Mini Tats," and Jane,so many NEED to see you at Shuttlebirds and other venues in our area so we aren't giving up on you! :-)

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  2. I think you should just take some time to enjoy this exciting new book - in a week or two you can think about TIAS again.And I don't know what it will be this year, because the rabbit has already come - and I didn't recognise him!

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    1. I can't allow myself to start on anything else until the TIAS is DONE, Maureen. Once I get inside that book (and page 15 is definitely calling me) I won't see daylight again for ages!!!!

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  3. I'm jealous!!! VBG Not only do you get the request of Shuttlebirds, you get a preview of the book, AND you get to know what TIAS will be before we do!!! Rofl. One year I'll get out to Canada or USA and come with you!!! LOL

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    1. Shuttlebirds have been 'asking' me to go for years and I will get there - one day!!!

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  4. Mind you.... I'm stowing away in that there suitcase.... Then I get to 'play' with tatting while that Tatty OG ain't lookin!!! LOL

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  5. Just remember your 100+- participants who look forward to your TIAS. You would not like us all to be sending you notes come January asking where is the TIAS? The sooner the TIAS is done, the sooner you can enjoy your new book? Just reminding.

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    1. No pressure there, then, Phyllis!!!!!! Off to try the same idea yet again.

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  6. I am waiting for the TIAS

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    1. I hope you will have time to translate it again, Riet.

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  7. Ah, we know you suffer for our enjoyment!

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    1. Not so much suffer but more struggle!!! Anyway I HAVE to do it because I enjoy the company when the game is in progress. Wish everybody could be at this end of the keyboard as it's such fun.

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    1. Kick back at yer!!!!!

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    2. You always make me smile. We do love the TIAS, but a new book is always tempting.

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  9. can't wait to start the TIAS !!
    Will you please let us know when you get the mini tats book reprinted?? i have been wanting this book for a long time! thanks!!!!

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    1. We'll all have to keep reminding Patti about her Mini Tats book!!! We'll call it reminding rather than nagging as it might get us a bit further!!!

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  10. Ah! Staying on task is not my strong suit. Can't help you SQUIRREL!!!!!!! Sorry. The Tatting Tuesday group is already looking forward to the game. Several of them have made it a goal to learn to tat well enough to join in!

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  11. When I went over to Patti Duff's cat's nails to trim cat nails yesterday she told me that she'd sent that wonderful book to you Jane...and you had received it. I agree that even though I'm looking forward to seeing the TIAS, you need to make it to our Shuttlebirds workshop. Plus, Patti Duff, we'd all love for you to re-print your Tiny Tats book. How else will us newer tatters ever get to see and enjoy it?

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    1. I can't tell you how excited I am about the book. It's certainly made me focus on the TIAS so that I can do page 15!!! Thank you for having another 'dig' at Patti too. When I pick up her book I relax into 'tat mode' immediately. I'm seriously thinking of doing the trip to t'other side. Maybe 2018. Just need the aged body to hold out - and Nick's too!

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