Tuesday, September 30, 2014

nuntium centesimum undesexagesimum - ramblings of a mom/teacher

So, it's been a while and for me, a hard while.

Elder daughter to college- I miss her terribly.  I know this is the next phase in her life but I just want her home.  We visited this past weekend and it was reassuring to see her happy and hale (although I was a little disappointed and pleased to find that she doesn't need me very much.)

School this year this year is hard.  You would think after 29 years of teaching that it would be a piece of cake and much of it is but in addition to teaching two languages- multiple levels, I find myself teaching advanced computers as well.  New and fun but a lot of work.

So there hasn't been much time for tatting but there has been some and one of my young colleagues today asked me if she could pay me to teach her to tat!  I laughed and said I would be happy to teach her!  And not for payment, I decided long ago that this was a gift that my great aunt gave to me and it's my duty to pass it along.  Rose-E, I hope you are smiling- I sure am.

So, here's a bit of what I've done:
The mini-dragon made from Lizbeth Root Beer Float.
 I would love to figure out what I'm doing wrong with this one.  Something about the center ring just doesn't sit right.  On the other hand, my daughter likes it.  The pattern is from inTatters from Lavenderbard.
Cintamani from Jon Yusoff- glorious! Lizbeth Victorian Red
 This one is just pleasing to the eye.  What a glorious pattern.
Mary Konior adapted edging cross- Something weird here
 Somehow this is just too much or overwhelming.  I won't make it again.
Vicki Clarke's wonderful, wonderful Simple Heart- just makes me happy!
These hearts are fun to make, the colors cheery and people seem to love them.