I'm starting on snowflakes just in time - we had our first winter storm warning today, and have a sloppy 8 inches of heavy, wet snow on the ground. Fortunately it's not a weekday, so the roads should be cleaned up by Monday morning's rush hour.
Motif #2 of my 2nd 25-Motif Challenge
Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments
Lizbeth Caribbean, Size 40
Significant Snowfall #1 of 2010
There were a lot of cars in the ditch, but we still managed to meet for our first tatting get-together of the Twin Cities Tatters. At least there are two of us interested in sharing techniques and proving that the lost art has been found! We will be meeting the 2nd Saturday of the month beginning in January, and will always be prepared to teach beginners that want to learn, along with focusing on a specific technique. If you are interested in joining us, email us at twincitiestatters (at) gmail (dot) com. Today we accomplished a couple of butterflies for our business cards and enjoyed a lot of good conversation. Snowbound in a coffee shop sounds pretty Minnesotan, doesn't it?
And, I forgot to post these bookmarks I finished for the Tatting Forums 'One-Bookmark-a-Month' Challenge. I will count these as Motifs #3 and #4 of my 2nd 25-Motif Challenge:
Lizbeth Mountain Breeze and Off-White from the stash, Size 20
Next week begins the mad holiday rush at our house. The men in the family go deer hunting in Wisconsin over Thanksgiving week. My Mom comes to stay, and we shop and eat and visit and eat and shop and laugh and shop some more. We get a start on the Christmas shopping and making our Christmas lefse, and we'll be sewing and tatting. And so the season begins!