Tax season is over and I’m excited to be getting in to the summer. (For those that don’t know, when I’m not tatting I’m an accountant.) It was a very busy tax season and I’m looking forward to having a bit of time to catch my breath and get some tatting projects done.
I had a wonderful time at the Shuttlebirds Tatting Workshop in Spokane this April. It’s hard to believe it was just two and a half weeks ago. I miss it already. My classes went well and I think my students learned a lot. I’ve already got a couple ideas for what I will teach next year and have even gotten the handout ready for one already. How’s that for staying on top of things?
I have a number of patterns I want to get put together and published, so I think that will be my focus for the summer. One booklet will be a series of variations on a pattern from Priscilla (two of which I taught at Shuttlebirds) and the other will be one of some easy bracelet patterns. For the second, I’d like to come with about 12 or so designs and so far I’m at about 5. It may be a bit of time before I get that one done, but it will be a nice summer project.
The earrings here are part of the series of patterns that are variations on a Priscilla edging. I want to sell the booklet with all the patterns, but release one as a free pattern. I’m currently thinking it will be for these earrings, but I have another one that I might do instead that I have to write up still.
I also have a couple of beginning tatting classes coming up so if you’re in the Seattle area and interested in learning how to tat, please let me know.
All my mentioning of summer should probably come with an asterisk since it’s currently a typically cloudy Seattle day, but we had a couple of nice days in the last week and hopefully that will pick up again.