Friday, December 18, 2009

I tried to post this last night and somehow locked up my keyboard and by the time I got it figured out, it was definitely time for me to go to sleep!

Some of you may know that Jeff Hamilton of Bridge City Tatting also makes jewelry and sells his work. I liked a pendant he made and asked if he would make it in brass and copper instead of the usual. Jeff is really nice and even though he had to get copper to make it with, he made it for me! I like metal so if you do too, go check out his Etsy shop!

For a lot of reasons, I haven't been tatting a lot and when I did tat, it was for my exchange. I sent out a package yesterday and one today. Also got a package from my own secret santa but I'm being good and leaving it alone....for now....

My tree still is not decorated. Thought I'd do it tonight but too much other stuff to catch up on (including sleep) and I just don't feel like it right now. I also bought a dryer on my lunch hour and my son will pick it up tomorrow and bring it home. The only other big thing I had on my agenda of things to do was to call a vet and schedule appointments for my cats. Today was one of those nonstop work days and by the time I remembered the cats, it was 5:00 p.m. So...if I can get myself up early enough, I'll try making a phone call in the morning.

Hopefully I will be posting tatting again soon!


  1. I also love Jeff's pieces! My mom and I each have one of his pendants. The workmanship is amazing!

  2. Hi Gina!

    Jeff's pendant is indeed beautiful. There is so much talent out there, and the internet is so great for discovering it!

    Love your photo in the Santa Hat! You look great, even though you say you're not getting enough sleep! And no wonder with all you have going on!

    I'm trying to catch up on all your posts. I'm impressed with all that you accomplish - with a full-time job!

    I'm still shuffling things around in my craft room and trying to declutter the entire house. It's very fatiguing - seeing all the unfinished projects and wanting to do them but suspecting I never will - and deciding what things to 'let go' of. It can be a bit overwhelming and emotional, especially coming to grips with how quickly time has passed, when it used to 'stretch out' into the future.

    Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a happy Holiday season! The best thing you can do is R-e-l-a-x, although easier said than done!

  3. I wanted to tell you I really like the new photo in the Santa Hat! I'm having a bit of trouble getting in the Christmas Spirit. They newly weds both were able to find work for the Christmas Holiday in El Paso; so just the 3 of us here for Christmas.
    I dont know whether DH will put up my feather tree and my fiberoptic tree or not. Last year he decorated my room and it looked very festive. Daughter sent the annual Honey Baked Ham, Smoked Turkey and all the trimmings; so DH will just be reheating and not slaving over the stove/oven as he did for Thanksgiving. Saving the Turkey for New Years. You have a happy Christmas and I'll be interested to 'see' what was in your SS package. I dropped out of FB as I just didn't have the time to tend to it ~ I enjoy blogging and In Tatters; that's enough for me. hugs, Bev

  4. The pendant is fab!
    Oh yes and you look cool in your santa hat!


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