When I got home tonight, my copy of Tatting Farm Animals by Christel Weidmann had arrived. Unfortunately, all I can do at the moment is skim through it. I'm way behind on my tatting. I'm currently testing the August Mystery Motif. I'm not even done and I can tell you right now that I'll change the way it's tatted a lot when I rewrite it! It hasn't been hard to follow; it just looks kind of tacky compared to how it could look with more modern techniques.
I'd like to work more on the hanky but I haven't even started the July Blog-aversary winner's stuff. Once I start, it will go quickly but I do hope everyone will bear with me. I have 4 bridal showers to attend this month for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law. I've also been feeling a bit overwhelmed at work since I was the only one in my section there Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday. I'm still back up for one coworker through next week.
On a more positive note, I had my annual physical last Tuesday and was delighted to learn I'd dropped my cholesterol by 34 points! No medication or change in diet - it had to be from all the exercise.
Today was payday so I bought a new dehumidifier. A friend cleaned out my old one and it looked great but the fan still didn't kick on when it ran and it would shut off when it got too hot. It's over 10 years old so I'm okay with replacing it but I wish I didn't have to deal with humidity to begin with.
There is no particular rhyme or reason to the photos shown here today. They're all just things I want to play with when I have time - gutterman thread, reclaimed jewelry, and beads.
For now, it's back to the mystery motif!
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