Saturday, June 9, 2012

nuntium septuagesimum quintum (75th post) Anniversary

It's not my blogaversary (missed that one) but rather a really important one- my wedding anniversary.  22 years now and he still loves me and I him.  It doesn't get much better than that.
It's a crazy time of year.  School is finally done! (Although I have a huge task still left, sigh.)  Both daughters had birthdays, they grow up so fast....  Today is the annual day-long block party- better go move the car now- and I'm going to Italy on Monday (with students).  It's a lot of fun but don't let anyone ever tell you that it's a free trip, it's a boatload of work to travel with kids, even really wonderful ones like I have.
I've been sneaking in tatting here and there although not as much as I would like.  Here's a Lynn Morton bracelet that I've made again.  I like it better this time because I reduced the ds on the chains and it looks more balanced to me.
Someone else should have taken this picture!

  I put a stupid magnetic clasp on it and it comes open all the time.  I'm sure I'll lose it. As much as I'd like to say new motif for the challenge, it's not.  I've made it before.
Here is an earring, modeled by my lovely daughter.  Not my own idea and I can't even remember where I took it from. (pig!  Maybe Frivole?)  It's not the same but certainly close enough that I wouldn't dare say it's my design.
motif #22

In other news, there really are 14 new tatters in the world.  Oops, scratch that!  My younger daughter has now mastered the flip as well.  She still only does chains but hopefully when I come back, we'll work on a ring.  The fact that I can get her to sit still this long is a miracle!
You should see the chain she's made, I think it's about 7 inches long!

I'll have my tatting in Italy and I've even bought a boring old Aero to take on the plane.   I'll put my favorite La Cossettes in the checked luggage.  I wouldn't risk for a minute losing one of those.  The plain grey will go in my carry-on and keep me going for the plane ride and layovers. 
Ciao for now!

Latin for today = mihi non placet in aeroplano iter facere = I don't like going by airplane!