Here is the first batch of ceramic shuttles in over a year and a half. Doesn't seem like much huh? I had a fair amount of losses, but that is to be expected. No tears this time, only blood and sweat literally. I had some very generous tatting friends donate bits and pieces of their tatting for use in my pottery and this is the result. Since the tatting was so fine....(size 80 or finer) the resulting tatting texture is very detailed. I hope you like them as much as I do!
I am not sure when the next batch will be ready....maybe by Christmas but I cannot make any promises.
I don't know what is more exciting ...the new shuttles....or this....
This just arrived in my mail box and I am SOOO thrilled. I am not sure I really deserve the honor. I barely squeaked by on a few projects...LOL! Thank you so much to Bobbie D and the other T.A.T. crew. You guys are AWESOME!!! I will continue to strive to be the best tatter I can be!
As a potter it is my life's ambition to be a Master Potter. One cannot self proclaim the title of "Master", it is an honor which must be bestowed upon by one's peers. All master potter's that I know personally have a beautiful head of snow white hair...so as you can imagine I cannot wait for my hair to turn gray fast enough....LOL!
...anyhoo I looked in the mirror today and I am well on my way with new gray hairs sprouting every day...WHOO HOO!
With all that said I will wear my Master Tatting Pin with pride (it took me nearly three years to complete it after all).
And now for the lows which keep me balanced so that I don't annoy every one with my overwhelming happiness.
I am still having problems with my hands. I called the neurologist's office again this morning to see why on earth it is taking so long to get a fruit-loopin appointment made. I have to back up a little and tell you that I have been trying to get in since October 24th. The receptionist at the office is the rudest person I have ever encountered. She has been so snippy to me every time I call....and she always says she will call me back with an appointment time...yet she never does. I don't know what the deal is but I am about ready to just give up!
This morning I sliced my thumb open somehow and didn't even notice it until there was blood all over the place. You see, my hands are so numb I can't feel it...in a way I suppose that could be a benefit. But anyhow, I am really annoyed right now. Why do some people feel the need to be total jerks? It is so unnecessary!
Back to the good news, I will be listing the few shuttles I have on hand a bit at a time. Enjoy my friends!