At first I couldn’t believe that it’d been more than a month since I posted, but thinking back on it, it makes sense. Our pledge drive is over so my time is starting to be my own again. However, I’ve been working on the road and my internet time has been limited mostly to Starbucks with the occasional Peets, IHOP and Denny’s. After I finish my day-job work I’ve been switching to working on my handouts for the Shuttlebirds tatting conference. By the time I’ve made some progress on those I’m sick of looking at the computer screen and anxious to get back on the road. Hence no posts here for the last week or so.
Which is not to say that I haven’t had a ton of tatting-related things to say! In addition to work on stuff for the Shuttlebirds workshop and making some progress on a few patterns from the Priscilla books, in the last week I’ve stopped by both the Lace Museum in Sunnyvale, CA and Lacis in Berkeley. Love, love, LOVE those places. They alone are almost enough of a reason to bump up the Bay Area in my list of “Places I Might Want to Move to When I Leave LA”.
I’m in Marin County now, about to head off to Point Reyes, one of my two favorite spots in the US (the other being Yellowstone.) Plans for the rest of the day are to stop by the Cowgirl Creamery, pick up some of their awesome cheese, and head to the beach for a tatting-picnic for the rest of the day. It’s simply gorgeous out. I may even take a break for an hour or two from all things Shuttlebirds related and finish up the tatting for the doily from Priscilla. (I actually thought I had it nearly finished before the pledge drive until I realized I joined some of the motifs wrong and had to do a bit of cutting. Decided it was best to put it aside until after the drive.)
So depending on the availability of wifi in West Marin expect some new pictures of the doily in progress (as well as some sunrise/sunset pictures of Point Reyes). Once I finish the tatting I’ll have to find a fabric store and figure out what sort of fabric is good for the center of the doily. Any suggestions? I’m thinking that just a nice cotton would be good, but other than sewing tatting to clothing I’ve never actually combined it with fabric.
For those of you here interested in checking out my adventures in living in a car (about 3.5 years now!), check out my other website, AYearInACar.com. I let it go un-updated for the last year and a half, but now that I’m back on the road once more I’ve started it up again.
Happy tatting and happy travels!