Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sorta New

So yesterday started a little wonky because we had an annual trip to the pediatrician for my youngest. She was as brave and as well behaved as possible, but when she got those last two shots of the visit the tears came tumbling down. This understandably made her a bit needy for much of the day and who am I to deny a child that just endured all of that. So basically the morning was a wash. I still managed to get schooling done while waiting on her hand and foot, but I didn't pick up a needle and thread until well after lunch.

I have begun slowly whittling down the remake list, but the lazy soul that I am I've started with the easy to complete pieces which means the end of this list is full of whole day long and longer projects. I did get something slightly new made yesterday, sorta. I finally sold my first circlet and I wanted to remake it. Problem was I used bits from the grab bag to embellish the center motif, so I got to dig around for some different bits. This time I went with the basic swarovski rounds and a pearl with a little brass bead cap to tie it in better. I'm still trying to decide if I'm just going to take one picture of it and mention that they will be getting this one, not the first one pictured in the listing or just  take all new pictures. I really like the pictures in the original listing and the only difference in the pieces is the center bits so I am leaning toward the first option. Remember...I'm lazy.

So I suppose I'll try to stay on task today and get some more pieces knocked off the remake list. I would really like to get all of this done, but I don't feel like I have to work 14 hours a day anymore. That, my friends, is a priceless feeling. I really do enjoy being able to take a break when I need to and frolic with the kids and kittens just to remind myself how lucky I truly am.


Bandhura said...

Hi Pamela,

I am a new follower and just wanted to finally stop by and say hello! I love your tatting work and am wondering if someone were to be a beginner, what instructional books would you recommend? Your work is so beautiful and inspiring!

Bandhura (Tara)

TotusMel said...

Hi Tara! Thanks, I started learning with Barbra Foster's Learn Needle Tatting book, but I also have tutorials on Instructables as well as some videos on YouTube to help as well.

Bandhura said...

Thanks much hon! I've added it to my Amazon wishlist! LOL