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.