Monday, May 21, 2018

Another weekend flies by!

Did you watch Royal Wedding on Saturday? I did! Yup... I was up at 4 a.m. and watched all the coverage. The wedding was much less formal than William and Kate's, but it still had enough glamour to keep me glued to the t.v.!

While watching, I tatted an Ice Drop. What else would I do? :-)

I remember watching all of William and Kate's wedding, but it didn't correspond to anything significant in my life, so it's hard for me to remember when it was. However, I clearly remember Charles and Diana's wedding. They were married on daughter Carol's due date. She was a smart girl and waited to be born the next day! My sister and I were glued to the t.v. in our respective homes, and we whispered excitedly about every detail of the wedding. We whispered so that we wouldn't wake our husbands!

I didn't tat anything on Sunday. Grandson Aidan had his 8th grade graduation, so Dave and I drove up for the celebration in the afternoon. Look at that... Aidan is almost as tall as me!

Today was another sub day. I'll bet you're getting tired of reading that statement! The seniors have graduated, so I didn't have full classes most of the day. Lucky me... time to tat!

I was thrilled to receive a special parcel today from England. Several months ago, I was contacted for permission to publish my basic Ice Drop pattern in the Ring of Tatters newsletter. Naturally, I agreed!

I am flattered more than you can imagine! I never would have thought that anything I designed would ever be published anywhere. Thank you, members of Ring of Tatters! You have made me feel very special!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Last minute call

I was called in to sub again today. This time I subbed for a sub! It doesn't happen often, but even subs get sick. Luckily, I had tatting in my bag!

These are both my Minty Fudge pattern. I finished the Victorian Red one at school (I had started it at home last night). I tatted the Springtime Ice Drop when I got home.

I do love being able to complete projects in a short amount of time!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What happened to Wednesday?

I really don't know! I thought I blogged yesterday, but I can't find any evidence to prove that I did. I guess I've been busier than I thought!

Yesterday I was a floating sub, covering classes while teachers attended end of the year meetings. I really got around... second grade, middle school lunch, high school math middle school p.e., shredding papers in the office, and high school resource.

Despite all the bouncing around, I managed to tat an Ice Drop. This was an experiment and I like it, but I felt like the outer rings were too small.

So, today I tatted the same design with slightly larger rings. I like this one much better! I also found time to tat my Minty Fudge pattern.

Although I've thoroughly enjoyed subbing this year, I'm ready for the school year to be over. There's so much I want to do at home, and I just haven't gotten around to accomplishing much of anything. Daughter Joanne will be arriving next weekend, and I'm hoping she will be able to motivate me to get started with reaching my goals!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

More doodles

The past few days have just flown by. Mother's Day was beautiful, but we didn't do anything special other than enjoy the day. I've been busy subbing, which has left little time for tatting or any other needlecrafts that I enjoy.

Luckily, I always have a tatting bag in my purse so that I can tat when I have a few free minutes.

I didn't have a pattern in front of me, but the designs are very similar to patterns I've tatted before.

As long as no one asks me for patterns, I'm okay!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

To frill or not to frill, that is the question!

Yesterday I subbed for middle school language arts. With the school year winding down, the students were busy finishing up reading and writing projects, which meant mainly supervision on my part.

Is this a pattern I've tatted before? I don't know, and I'm too lazy to compare it to my patterns to see! These are both the same pattern. I tatted the one on the right first. The only difference is that the second one is loaded with picots! So, which is your choice... frilled or unfrilled?

I've been asked how many Ice Drops I've tatted by several people.

The answer is, I honestly don't know!

Since the weather's getting warmer, my house will be dustier. I love leaving the windows open in the summer, but we do get a lot of dust... just one of the joys of farm life!

So, I decided to pack away my Ice Drops for the summer.

There are 139 Ice Drops in this little box.

I know I've given away at least 300, so that gives you an idea of how addicted I am to these little bits of tatting joy!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Busy week

Between subbing in the daytime and helping Dave with paperwork at night, my week has been incredibly busy. Luckily, I managed to find some time for Ice Drops!

Monday, May 7, 2018


Yesterday I was doodling, and today I was dawdling. I accomplished several little around the house tasks this morning, then I subbed in the preschool this afternoon. I do like the 4 and 5 year olds, but I don't think I could have ever taught preschool full time. I don't have that much energy!

When I got home, I managed to tat one Ice Drop.

I tried something a little different this time. I tatted the short chain as part of the first round, and the long chain as part of the second round. It does look a little different, and I think I like it!