What Happened to September?

October 12, 2011 8:15 pm

Wow.  Has it really been that long since I’ve posted?  I haven’t stopped tatting, but been so busy with a lot of travel that I haven’t had a set routine for more than a few days which is what I need to get myself posting.  We’re about to start a pledge drive here at the public radio station that I work at so things are about to get real busy, but expect them to also settle into a routine and hopefully I’ll get some more posting done to type up all the fun stuff I’ve been doing.

One very cool thing I did last month was to teach at Camp Wannatat.  Yes.  That’s right.  I TAUGHT at Camp Wannatat.  Considering what an honor I find it to be just to go, you can imagine what a thrill it was to get to teach my coin purse there.

The coin purse is not really a difficult idea or technique, but it is fiddley.  It’s hard to hold the clasp and the tatting while you’re doing joins to attach the rings to the clasp.  So the best part of the lesson was about half way through when everyone was frustrated with it and Bobbie says: “Why don’t you join it with chains?”  So I played around with it for a bit and we talked about a couple different ways to do that and after a few minutes I realized it was SOOO much easier.  Seems like such a simple idea, but it makes such a difference.  Expect a new (much easier) coin purse sometime next year…

Many other tatting things have been done over the last few weeks.  I need to take lots of pictures and do lots of posting!

5 Responses to “What Happened to September?”

Karen wrote a comment on October 13, 2011

Time goes by way fast when we’re so busy. Glad it’s fun busy for you. I like the colors of your coin purse. Since I have not started mine should I wait for the new pattern? Good to see you posting. Karen

Sue wrote a comment on October 17, 2011

Nice coinpurse! 🙂

admin wrote a comment on October 17, 2011

Thanks Karen and Sue! Still busy, but it’s good to be back!

Patti wrote a comment on October 19, 2011

April 2012 in Spokane would be a good time to introduce your new and much easier coin purse. I’m so jealous about missing
CWT last month. Glad you got to go and have fun.

admin wrote a comment on October 20, 2011

I’ll try to get a pattern designed and sample made up before the the class proposals are due. It’s going to be a busy month though, so I don’t know if it will happen, but definitely for 2013 if not next year. I’m going to send you an email soon here with my ideas for classes to see which ones you’re most interested in. I have a bunch…

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