Saturday, August 30, 2008

40th Wedding Anniversary

Tomorrow, 31st August, is the 40th wedding anniversary of DH and me. Every year he has sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, but being on a Sunday this year, I have received them a day earlier. They are glorious, and will be more so as the days go by as there are a number of unopened deep red rosebuds. Looking at our wedding photos and then in the mirror, the years have certainly left their mark, but we have a son and a daughter and three lovely grandchildren, so we are blessed. How quickly 40 years go!

I have been tatting steadily through the Olympics (the paras start on 6th September!) but I am on the outer edges of my centre, and there is not a lot of progress to show. Better that I wait till the next lot of motifs is finished. I like doing large pieces, but this one seems to be taking forever, possibly because I have this week received my copy of Jon's Snowflake Collection, and I'm itching to get into doing some of them.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympic Viewing Project

Rather than commence any new projects for "Tatting Olympics", I opted to press on with my current project.

However, the on/off nature of my concentration took its toll, and I had to snip off
a whole row of work. It was only in a small section, so theoretically I could have
got away with it by just re-doing these small parts, but it would have meant 8 x starts/ends to hide, so I opted to snip the lot. I am back on track again, and hope
to be close to the end of the project at the end of the Olympics. No more mistakes, though!