I'm ALMOST done. (Pitiful when I look at the accomplishments of others, but I'm really not comparing.) It's getting there, but there's just so much LIFE to live! Here is my Mary Konior doily - almost done.
It's not a difficult pattern. I tat a little at lunchtime at work, a little at night at home. I said "a little". I meant that! A few minutes here and there. I have so many excuses . . . but for the past week my excuse is my new NOOK Color. A fun little gadget that is proving to be worth every penny.
While figuring out how to get books from the public library, I chose one of my favorite categories to search for a book (Historical Fiction) and proceeded to just pick a book and request it so I could "practice" downloading a library book. I started reading the book while just playing with the NOOK, and couldn't believe what I stumbled upon.
First of all, not only is the book historical fiction, but the story is based in Minnesota/Wisconsin, so the locations are all familiar to me. As I read, I found the main character to be a young woman photographer - another interest of mine. And 15 pages into the book, a photographic subject had TATTING on his baptismal gown. I thought that all was quite amazing since this was a book I just plucked from nowhere to "practice" with my NOOK! Ironic. A sign. I believe I will have to finish the book. AND finish my doily! Only 2 more motifs to go to finish this small doily. Join me on WINE WEDNESDAY for the finished product! I will be enjoying a glass of red and showing proof of a finished doily :)
Another excuse is the gardening. Well, rather the weeding. I love my flowers, but hate the weeding. This is the view from my patio:
The vegetable gardens are way in the background with my lovely toilet planter that was part of my excuse for not tatting much the LAST time I posted. So I get sidetracked easily.
And this is the view toward the patio:
I'm not so good at planning out the blooming, so all of the yellow will be gone soon, with very little to replace it. Another WIP (work in progress) I'm afraid :)