So, I finally finished a bit of tatting to show you.
I think these are cute - they're both in Lizbeth 20, one is Springtime, one is Carribean. The pattern is Mark-My-Word by Mary Konior. I'll be making more of these for my Sunday School class. It's a quite, satisvying tat. Yes, I know the Springtime one has some mistakes. I don't think the lady who receives it will notice, or care. More to do - I'm making seven!
In a related line, I saw something folks might want to have for Tatting Tea Tuesdays.
It's a Tea Wallet. Cute, isn't it? Holds several packages of tea. The tutorial is here. I know several folks who need one....
I've got to share a funny with you. I am an avid Public Radio listener, and I love StoryCorps. StoryCorps is a segment NPR does to share stories from ordinary people. Some are sad, poignant, some are lovely reminiscences of growing up or meeting a spouse. And some are hilarious, like this one I heard yesterday, recorded locally. It's the story a retired school teacher told of the time when Bring Your Pet to School Day went so very wrong. You MUST listen.
Thanks to all who sent kind words after my last good news/bad news post. Life is full of ups and downs, and it's how you take the down times that really counts. (The good times are easy!) I have to model how to take disappointment well for my children. Moe has several friends who did not get into the IB program, and it's good to have buddies to commiserate with. The principal at the new school is supposed to be excellent, so that's promising. I think Moe will be ok - he's very resilient. But thank you for being so sweet to me.
Remember the split Bradford Pear tree I showed you in my last post?
Gone, baby gone. I saw the tree service pulling into the neighborhood yesterday morning. The poor doomed tree was split all the way to the ground. Such a shame.
Here's the tree in happier times, a sunset view. All things must go in the end.
And speaking of going.....
This bad behavior must simply stop.
“Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” – Part Twelve
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