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This has been quite a week for me. I’ve had extra work, which means less tatting and blogging time, but I’ve also been re-inspired from reading tatting blogs to try some new techniques and patterns, and spent some time fooling around with some teal thread. Pic later, and until then, here are a few updates.

Well, my computer has taken to making grinding noises frequently, so it’s probably on the way out. Not sure what I’ll do about getting a new one, but I’m backing up hourly so nothing should be lost. Including the video on blocking that I’m (slowly) editing.

Good news on the glasses front: after scrounging and saving and several generous donations from family and friends, I am finally in the process of getting my new glasses! They should help correct for my Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (Irlen Syndrome) which makes it difficult and painful to tat, read, be under fluorescent lights, etc. I’ll give you an update on how well they meet my (perhaps unrealistically high) expectations when I get them.

Ooh, my next giveaway will start this Sunday! Tune in to see what Tatting & Design is giving away.

And…Citizen Schools is going really well. We had our second class and I’m so proud of these kids, they are doing great! More on that next time.

pins from guessing gameHmm, what else? Oh, yeah, you probably want to know who won my little guess-how-many-pins game. So I starched the living daylights out of the doily, let it dry a couple of days, and took the pins out last night, counting as I went. There were…

…drum roll please…

…206 pins! So, a hearty congratulations to Carla Tomás and her vote of 210 pins. Only four pins off, well done!

Carla, please email me your address and I’ll send out your prize:

bookmark gift for pin guessing gameI tatted this little bookmark in my own design, while I was just fooling around and ended up really liking it. I hope you do too! I’m dubbing this Motif #11 in the 25 Motif Challenge. And to everyone who played, I hope you had fun.

Okay, that’s about all for now. Keep tatting and Celebrate the Butterfly! (I’ll explain later.)