Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Work and Sadness

Yesterday worked out just as I thought it would. The entire morning was a wash. There were meetings and errands and lunch with the in-laws. By the time we were back home the day was half over and I hadn't touched a thread nor a piece of jewelry. I thought about letting the entire day slide, but I felt I really needed to get back to work so I started on the final back drop necklace piece. 

It took a lot of measuring and cutting chain and twisting wires, but I got all the chain pieces put together. I know I should have started with the lace, but the final look is shaped by how the chain turns out so I thought I'd try that first. Honestly, I think its really neat with the swarovski rounds dotted throughout. Of course it also took forever to make up. I would have been done with the piece if I'd gone with plain chain, but I digress. I did manage to get the tatting for the back all done up and I am really pleased. I don't even think I'm going to have to stiffen it now, but I'll test wear it first to make sure of course. So today I'll get the front lace made up. It will have a large crystal as well as a few rounds hanging from the lace to not only embellish, but help with weight distribution. Now that the back is heavier, the front needs more weight as well. That should be the whole of my day.

I almost started the blog with this, but I couldn't follow this news with frivolity, so I got that out of the way first. Before I blog every morning I read through the blogs I follow. Well, that's an exaggeration, I read a few without hesitation and I scan the titles of others. I only do this early in the morning so I just read on Jane's blog that Gina of Threads of Tatting Goddess has passed away. Hers was one of those blogs I always read...always. I had some wonderful conversations with her and I always looked forward to her comments. I am personally very saddened by the loss of her voice in tatland and the rest of the world. I looked to few for advice, opinions and the occasional gossip and she was one of them. I wish that I had known her longer or better. I just needed to share a little myself, but If I dwell too long I'm gonna get weepy. Thanks for everything Gina, you will be missed.

3 comments:

Anita said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your tatting community lost a mentor and friend.

I went to the page you shared the link for, and then read a few of the blogs Gina had on her page. It is truly heartwarming to hear of connections and friendships formed here in cyberspace, and to contemplate the possibility that what we do here matters to others. I think that makes for a lovely legacy.

jenilin said...

Oh that is so sad I have really enjoyed her blogs

jenilin said...

Oh that is so sad I have really enjoyed her blogs