Good question! Since I moved to the South my life has been "crazy y'all"!
I might have mentioned all the chickens and maybe even the total demo and construction of our farm house kitchen? With that, a four year old, a nut ball husband, and our weekly catastrophes' in one form or another, I have not had a whole lot of time to tat.
The first few months were rather depressing as I was trying to adjust to southern ways. The physical move was a nightmare, I was trying to unpack and live in a run down house with no storage and nearly everything broken; the house and our belongings.
Anyhow, there wasn't a lot of room for anything fun.
I was also suffering pretty bad with carpel tunnel.
After nearly going crazy a few months in, I just HAD to do something creative. My pottery studio isn't anywhere near set up so what could I do?
Well, with a friend's prompting I sat down and started watercoloring; the last painting frontier I had yet to explore. I took to it like a duck to water...literally!
It has been such a balm for my soul during these rougher days. It is less taxing on my wrists and I see results pretty quickly.
These are an example of some of my earlier work this year. The bulk of which is my goofy chickens.
I was having too much fun! Anyhow, what does this have to do with tatting?
Well, by signing up for Palmettos, accepting a commissioned piece of tatting, and finally getting Internet, I have been given plenty of incentive to start tatting.
This might very well be the craziest, busiest time of my life yet, so again, I humbly ask for your patience, you will soon see tatting from me again.