Thursday, May 26, 2016

Again's see, we were back to schooling yesterday which was followed by a nice walk outside. Then I did actually get on with some tatting. It was just this same choker though. I've made this one a dozen times it seems. I do love making it though. It's a nice meditative piece that I know by heart. I also love that I don't have to bust out the pliers and findings when I finish tatting. When I put down the needle and crochet hook, this one is ready to wear.

Other than that, I did some more reading and then some gardening. Well, weed pulling really. Gardening sounds better though. I was outside long enough to get my first sunburn of the season. I guess I need to be a little better with the sunscreen now that the sun is out more. The next couple of days may be more devoted to cleaning than I'd like since I've sort of let the house rest in it's natural state. I guess what I'm saying is don't expect much from me until next week.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Listed I didn't write yesterday. I was a bit distracted in the morning getting ready for the oldest child's birthday. She and her sister still had another day of state testing though, so I was able to finally get the fusion lace bracelet and pendant listed in my shop when they were gone.

Once I picked the kids up though, we were off shopping. I decided that she was old enough to enjoy a nice girls days shopping for her birthday and as it turns out, I was right. We didn't spend much money, but we had a good time. Then it was out for Indian food for dinner.

They're back to regular schooling for the rest of the week and I still haven't come up with a new idea for the fusion lace. Hopefully I come up with something new soon. It would be a shame to let it stop with this one set of pieces. 

Monday, May 23, 2016


We had a pretty lazy weekend around these parts. Sorry, I'm reading a novel set in 30's rural south and I fear the dialect the writer is using is contagious. Anyway, there were some errands run and some movies watched, but mostly we're just preparing for next weekend when we have the oldest child's birthday get together.

I did knuckle under and tat and knot up what I think should make a fine bracelet using the hybrid lace idea. It took me forever just to decide to join the rings straight together and then another forever to figure out the best way to extend the ends. I want to get this and the simple pendant in the shop today, but it might not happen as the kids need to be shuttled to and from their state testing today and tomorrow. The older child is old hat at it by now, but this is the youngest's first time, so I'm not certain what to expect. Hopefully I'll get a bit of time for the task, but if not, there's always tomorrow.

Friday, May 20, 2016


Okay, I didn't do anything yesterday except walk and read. I did start working on a hybrid lace bracelet, but I just didn't get far enough to even take a progress picture. I know I need to find a bit more of a balance between the moving and the lace making, but I think I'm still in the over-correcting phase. I'm sure it would all be easier if I did have orders that needed making because then I'd have to make time for both, but since that's not the case, the fitbit and moving is winning.

Hopefully something good will happen in my shop over the weekend that forces the issue. Otherwise I'll just power read through another few novels while walking through the house. At least I won't be sedentary anymore. That's something, right?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Earrings walking and reading yesterday. I seem to have gotten a wee bit addicted to moving more during the day. I hope that I can keep it up, well maybe toned down a bit, but still moving. I'm feeling pretty good as I go about my day. I did manage to steal a little sitting time while catching up with my DVR, so I got a pair of earrings made up and listed in my etsy shop.

I didn't stiffen them after all. The outer rim is stiff enough that they hold their shape just fine.  I also made up one more in this same cream shade that I'll likely get listed as a pendant today. I was also contemplating stringing a few together for a bracelet, but I haven't yet done any measurements to see if they would be a good size for it. I guess that's on tap for today. I am still hoping for a little more inspiration with the technique, but nothing has sparked yet. I'm sure I'll eventually think of something.