Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Highs and Lows are the order of the day....

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!

....side note....
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!

27 comments:

Tatskool said...

Congratulations on your master tatting success, I can't get myself to finish Artisan...next year's resolution!
The shuttle are wonderful as is everything you do.
The hand problem is just to slow you down a tad!! ouch!...she hit me!

Becky said...

The shuttles are lovely. Congrats on the T.A.T master status. I'm not a potter, but I strive to be like THE Master Potter! I hope you get some answers about your hands soon!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Congratulations Miss Master! I need to get going on that myself.

I know you were really excited to open that kiln. It's like Christmas to see how th colors turn out!

Good luck with the doctor....

Isdihara said...

Congratulations on your T.A.T. master status! Such an honor!!!

And your shuttles are so lovely I just sit here staring at the photo. Obviously I must have one...but my tatting fun money jar is pretty empty at the moment. Nothing but tiny, snickering moths...

Tatfully Yours said...

Congrates on your beautiful shuttles and on your award!!!

As for your hands, all I can say is that the squeaky wheel gets the grease!! It took a month and a half for my doctor to listen to me about my pains and that ended up with gall bladder surgery.

And didn't you know that being witchy (replace "w" with "b") is part of the job description for most receptionist.

Take care.

Ridgetatter said...

I dunno, for years I taught students to be caring, polite and efficient in planning their doctor's appointment list Yet, here in NM too, all we get is snippy women or those who just don't follow through or do their work in a timely manner. Not just at Dr. office but at City services, also. I always think it's because in Silver they pretty much have to hire whats available. When DH came home from heart hospital and was supposed to be monitored; he could't get past the front desk ~ they said 4 mos wait! So, I used the number I was entrusted with (our Drs. Husband who is a P,A.C,) and he ran interference and got Loyal into another doctor. It's very frustrating and maddening.
MASTER TATTER I am SO PROUD of you for finishing the program and receiving your reward for all you hard work through many life changes and challenges. Good for you!
love Grams

PS Etsy order arrived :>)

Sharon D. said...

Congratulations on the T.A.T master status.
Love the new shuttles. Hope you hand get better.

A Happy Bluebird said...

I love the shuttles - they look great. And congrats on your T.A.T. Master status - that's a great accomplishment. Now I know why it took me so long to accomplish the first T.A.T. phase - I don't want any more gray hair . . .

Hope you get some answers on your hands soon - frustrating enough without dealing with nasty people who are supposed to be helping you. Some attitude adjusting is in order for that little snit!

Gina said...

These shuttles are gorgeous! And congratulations on the achievement of MASTER Tatter!

Do you have a regular doctor who can call in a referal? Or is there another neurologist available? That's just crazy to treat you like that.

Katie said...

Awwwww, I'm sorry to hear your hand problems are made worse by some unfeeling person. I left my last Dr appointment in tears. What's up with the medical personnel? Who wants to be treated shabbily when they're hurting? It's just crazy!! I hope you can get some help real soon!

I just ordered a shuttle! I'll be so proud to have it! It's so pretty!

Congrats Master Tatter, & I know that Master Potter title is just there waiting on your hair!

Imoshen said...

I'm sorry to hear about your hands, they're the third most important piece of us...lol.. Congratulations, on achieving Master! Whoo-hoo! I feel famous, I recognized some of my work. ^_^ hmmmm, time to go buy a shuttle.

Miranda said...

Congratulations on the Master Tatter status! The shuttles are beautiful, too.

It's true that doctor's offices often genuinely don't have appointments available for weeks at a time, especially specialists. However, that is no excuse for them being rude to you. It's also often true that the more often you call, the sooner they will get you in. Also, make sure they know that the numbness is causing you to injure yourself; it's sometimes a matter of convincing them that your problem is more severe than somebody else's. The next time you call and the receptionist is rude, ask to speak to her supervisor (probably the office manager). If this person isn't available, get their e-mail address, or ask to leave them a voicemail. I hope you can get in soon.

❦TattingChic said...

Oh, Sherry! That is totally awesome! They turned out beautifully! That looks like a lot of work. I am so glad to see you making your beautiful ceramic shuttles again! That reminds me; I do have some tatting to send you that I forgot to send earlier! I will have to get that done sometime.

Fox said...

Beautiful shuttles! Fabulous success on the Master couse! Good for you!

Hope the health problem improves. Try for a different Doc.... That situation is so unfortunate....Good luck.
Fox ; )

Angela said...

Congrats on the award! That is very exciting for you. I am sorry your hands are hurting so much. You might need to go INTO the dr office to make the appt. This has happened several several times with me. An in your face visit gets better results. I love your shuttles. They are gorgeous. But no fun money right now. Chemo is rude like that.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Hi Sherry!
Your shuttles are BEAUTIFUL! Don't rush the gray for Master Potter, just try to break the record by becoming one with your color intact. If ANYONE can, it would be you!

Congratulations on completing your Master Tatting course - that's a wonderful achievement!

Sorry to hear about your hand though. If you have a regular doctor, I would try getting an appointment through them. Several times when we have had to go to a specialist, my doctor's office would set it up and they were usually able to get us in more quickly than we could have done on our own. I would also want them to know about the numbness for my peace of mind. I've been keeping you in my thoughts. I hope relief comes soon.

:) Ann

Isa said...

Lovely shuttles, congratulations and send you my best wishes from Scandinavien.
Isa

Carol Lawecki said...

Congratulations Master Tatter!! That's awesome.

Your shuttles are so lovely. The tatting on the shuttles turned out great!! Someday I hope to own one of these beauties!

Hope you can get an appointment soon and get your hands/wrists checked out. :)

csipkelelkű said...

Congratulations! I love your new shuttles, they are just beautiful!
And I'm so sorry about your hand. I hope you can find some solution very soon.

Rayanna said...

Congrats on you award. I love your shuttles, so pretty!
Hope you get something done about your hands. I know it can be very frustrating. I went to the Knee doctor this AM and he told me to do physical therapy first for the torn minicus and then we will go from there when I see him in Feb. 2010. Happy Tatting!

Mercy said...

Congratulations on Master Tatter.

viv has been avidly awaiting your new shuttles so I should get to see one soon now that you have some up.

As for the Dr office individual, I met quite a few 'empire builders' over the years. It is all about control, I think MPO.

Mercy
Viv's Tatting Quest Mom

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on yuor Masters, and I just adore the Shuttles
Margaretha from Qld Australia

Val said...

i empathise with you sherry about the amount of lose of those clay shuttles. it's really not easy. but having said that, hey u r doing very well, despite the fact that one hand is not really functional at the moment. hope u have a speedy recovery.

LadyDoc said...

Hope you get our answers about your hands soon. The new shuttles are GORGEOUS!

TAT19540 said...

Congrats on Master Tatter! And the shuttles were worth the wait- they are gorgeous! I'm sorry that you are being treated so badly by a profession that has taken an oath to help people. Try some of the stretches for the hand and wrist; they do help. Keep you hands warm by wearing warm gloves (when you are NOT in pottery mode). That might help with some of the numbness. Warm hands might= not much pain. Again congrats!

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Congratulations on your Master Tatter status and on your latest batch of beautiful ceramic shuttles!

As for your experience with snippy neurologist's receptionists, that must be a prerequisite for working for that kind of doctor! LOL Our experience has been very similar. I wonder what's up with that? :) Hope you get in to see one soon!

Bonnie said...

Oh my look what all I have missed being gone so long. So sorry to hear about your hands! I'm hoping by this late date that you've been in to see the dr and there is good news.

Congratulations, Master Tatter! You must be very proud!