I managed to tat something this evening! This is the partridge from the partridge in a pear tree in Pam Palmer's Twelve Days of Christmas. Checking an entry from back in May, I know this is thread I got from Karey Solomon. If I make the pear, I think an old gold would be good for the pear. I'll see what I have in my stash. I'm not too keen on making the pear right now, but I can always make it in the future. I really have wanted to make this bird for a long time though.
Maybe I need a place to put all my flying tats! Dragons and dragonflies and butterflies and birds! I ran across Mark Myers Tinkerbell diagram recently too. Unfortunately, I have to make up my own stitch count first. I should make up a sample sheet with rings in assorted stitch counts so that I have something to refer to in terms of size when I get around to that pattern. Also in different thread sizes. I think I've even seen something like that in one of my books but it seems like it was only one thread size.
I got quite a bit of home stuff done today. Laundry, changed sheets, swept floors, even cleaned the toilet! I spread it out and watched some Quantum Leap DVDs and did some needlelace. The tatting was last today.
I'm out of town for a good bit of tomorrow, driving to Nashville, IN to do some ergonomic assessments in a regional home extension office. They are part of the University so we offer our services there too. I hope it's a nice drive and I do love Nashville, having family roots from both sides there. Decades ago, either Felix or Chris Brummett was the local law enforcement person there. DECADES ago. I've only seen photos of the brothers. Actually, it was almost a century ago now that I think about it. I can't drive and tat so no new stuff to post tomorrow unless I'm really energetic when I get home after four or five hours driving total.
Oh hey! Well...my calendar says the first day of Autumn is September 23rd. What happened to the seasons changing officially on the calendar on the 21st of each quarter? I was going to say....Tatting Tea Tuesday and the First Day of Autumn are on the same day but I guess not. I just might celebrate it anyway!
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