Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TIAS, Shuttlebirds 2012, and "TAKE 3" on new Tatting book

Today is Day one of Jane's TIAS. Since I am already up to my ears in tatting I have decided to participate. I encourage everyone to give it a go. Jane's patterns are always a delight and she is so generous to share her time and talents with us.

On another note: I will be teaching and vending once again at the 2012 Shuttlebirds Tatting Convention. I am very excited and I always look forward to this annual event.

So why am I to my ears in tatting you may ask? Well, I have had some pretty terrible luck this past year with my computer/s and believe it or not I lost all the work I had put into my fourth tatting book...AGAIN!
Yes, for the second time all my work completely lost in yet another catastrophic hard drive failure. I am not going to go into it any further because I am still pretty disgusted.

Moving on, I am now the proud owner of a much needed new computer and I back everything up on not one but TWO external hard drives. I'm even toying with the idea of adding a third external hard drive because I truly have THE worst luck on the planet. So with all that said I am back on the Ol' horse for the third time around, starting from scratch on my "Branching Encapsulation" book, which I hope to have completed by the time Shuttlebirds rolls around in April.

Don't forget to sign up on my giveaway.


Jane Eborall said...

Oooh, glad you're taking part in the TIAS. Can I 'steal' your image to put on the TIAS blog, please? What rotten luck with the computers - SO glad I migrated to a Mac and I have two hard drive backups too!!!

Arty Lady's blog said...

I'm also participating in this again. I love seeing the different threads people use and how the finished item looks.

Have fun, Liz x

tattrldy said...

Good to hear you have a new computer AND the backups. Have you thought of trying one of those on-line backup servers? I've been thinking about trying it as I would hate too loose all our pictures, but haven't taken the leap yet.

I'm joining the TIAS also, just forgot the beads when I went to wrap the shuttles so it will have to wait until tomorrow.