This morning was Tat Guild in Greenfield with Kaye Judt. The weather prediction was dire so I was uncertain about whether I would go or not, but the pathetic prediction did not come about and I went. There were a few new people there so that always makes it more fun.
I had a troublesome time with my scanner AND I couldn't seem to get a good photo of the project. I used the scanner for the bobbin lace bookmark I finished last night (on the other blog) and the camera for the BEE since it's 3D. Stacked rings and bees seem to be a popular combination but this is Kaye's own design and she actually calls it bobble tatting instead of stacked rings. I imagine the pattern will be in a future book or if you happen to be at one of the tatting events that she teaches at this year.
I've been having such a hard time with my camera. All the macros I snapped tended to be on the dark side though they looked nice and bright when I clicked the shutter. I finally checked my settings and found I had changed the exposure length at some point so we're back at the mid-point but I'm not sure when these photos were snapped in the process.
There is another variation I want to try soon too, if I don't forget. The little wings were made out of the plastic template material you buy for quilting templates. The bees buzzing around there were all so cute!
I have this book but it's not in English so I finally broke down and bought the English version. I've had to figure out the starting point on my own and it got tiresome!
I also bought a 50 gram ball of Presencia white. It's only 3 cord but it looks so luscious! A very bright white and shiny. I can't believe I'm buying white thread - but I know I'll use it for hand dying.
I didn't realize it but Jennifer also has a tiny bit of bobbin lace supplies and I bought a package of lace bobbins like the ones I've been using. They have the squared off edges ( I know they have a name that I don't remember) and don't roll around so much. Filled up my customer card so my next purchase will be 25% off! Whoo Hoo!
Fingertips are cracked again and I'm slathering lotion on like crazy. Penniwig had mentioned Eucerin as a helpful product so I got some "calming lotion" in that brand and it does seem to be even more helpful than the Aveeno I've been using, which had been the best so far. A bandaid overnight will probably finish off the healing. I was doing okay at home but when I returned to work last Thursday, I wasn't halfway through the day when I noticed my fingertips starting to split again. It's very dry there and I'm not willing to buy a humidifier for my office. Yet. If I'm still there next winter, I may.
Well...what shall I do next? More lace? Oh...I need to finish my OWOH projects. Better do that!