Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shuttlebirds 2009 part 2

My first year at Shuttlebirds was in 2007 and I brought my Granny with me. Last year I brought my granny and my grandad, and this year I brought granny, grandad and my baby sister. We keep expanding every year. I wonder who will be added to our crew next year?
Speaking of sisters, mine learned how to tat over the weekend! WHOO HOO! She took the beginner course with Lois Bresnahan and learned chains. I was super impressed with her tension; all her stitches were perfectly even. Later that night I taught her rings. So now all she needs is practice! This pleases me to no end, and to top it off
she bought me this:

It is one of Rebecca Griffith's cool tatting bags. It has pockets and space galore and I am definitely going to put it to good use.
I taught my other sister to tat and unfortunately she has since lost interest....for now.

Every year there is a Tat-off competition to see who can tat the fastest. The first year I was too intimidated to enter, but last year I came in second or third. So that gave me confidence to enter this year. This year's competition was tough, our young Jessica Spaulding came in first by a landslide...I came in a dismal 4th. I have a whole year to practice so watch out Jessica...LOL!

Early in the morning on the second day I found on my table a map and underneath that map was this:
Wow! What a surprise! Patti Duff gave me the hugest box of Junior Mints I have ever seen. She came over with a big smile on her face when she saw that I discovered it.

I said, "How did you know?" She said, "Oh....I read your blog." I ended up sharing them with my students...but not before I had a few myself.

Because I was so busy all weekend I wasn't able to take as many pictures as I usually do. However, in a couple weeks I will have the pictures that our Shuttlebirds photographer Bob Stevens took. I guess we will all have to wait for them.

Tomorrow I will blog about Mark Meyer's "Dizzy Picot" taught by Patti Duff. I made a slight adaption to it. I'll wait and see what everyone thinks about it.


tattrldy said...

What a busy weekend! Sounds like so much fun, and family to share it!

On the Tat Off - how many people were competing? Fourth isn't that bad, is it?

TattingChic said...

That is so cool that your sister learned to tat!
The bag she got you is wayyyy cool! :)

Bonnie said...

Sherry, how wonderful that you got to go to Shuttlebirds AND spend time with your family.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Tattrldy: I don't know the exact number of participants in the TatOff but there was at least a dozen.