Friday, August 16, 2013

My life in the last couple of months/New tatting book writing status

I really am a terrible blogger.

I work full-time in a medical laboratory and thus    I have the time (occasionally) at work...but then I don't have any of the photos that I want to share as they are all on my personal computer.  I am always in the wrong place at the right time!  When I get home (where my personal computer is), I don't usually have the time to devote to blogging.  ARGH!

So let me update you on my life a bit (and hopefully beg for forgiveness & patience at the same time).  Two weeks ago today, I got married for the second time in 30 years.   The wedding was low-key--no flowers, rehearsals, decorations, special attendant clothing, etc---we just walked into the church a block from my house, got married in a 15 minute ceremony and then walked out.  However, the party afterwards WAS NOT low-key.  We had a party in my driveway, frontyard with over 250 people attending.  The theme was low-key: "Blues (music), Booze, and BBQ" (catered).  We strived to keep the prepatory stress-level down, but it still was stressfull.  In fact I broke out in a 'stress-rash' the week before the wedding.  I jokingly said that I was allergic to getting married.  I was confident in my choice to get married to Jerry but the prep of the party was affecting me.   But the end result is that we had a fabulous party--the food, dessert, and band showed up; the weather was cool, and the expected rain did not come (probably because we invested $750 in tents!, Oh well.).  Everything went as planned and a good time was had by all.   That is what I've been doing the last two months (cleaning my house, yard, and garage).

Jerry moved into my house, now 'our' house because he has a small condo only big enough for one other words, there wasn't enough room for all of my tatting stuff!  We have been getting used to that change in our lives the last two weeks.  We did not take a honeymoon trip....that is coming up the first two weeks in September when we go to Eastern Europe.  I am still cleaning away party stuff and bringing back out the day-to-day stuff in my home to get back to normal.

After the two week trip in September I have a couple of goals:  1. to Blog at least once a week, putting out tatting technique stuff, not just personal stuff.  2. To finish my second tatting book "MORE Fun with Split Ring Tatting". 

This weekend I am fixing errors in my pages that I have found.  Then I am going to print it out again and give it to my friend, Jennifer Bartling, who will proof-read/edit it for me.  She has a very polished eye when it comes to my pattern illustrations.  My goal is to have the book to the printer by the end of October.  Now that I put this into print, hopefully I will have to strive to make it happen.  For the most part, I am a procratinator....I can put most things off indefinetely (especially housework).

My first book Fun with Split Ring Tatting focuses on what is SRT, how to do it, etc. with alot of very unique, geometric patterns. 

My second book MORE Fun with Split Ring Tatting has a new slant on designs.  I will write more about this in future blog posts.

Sure wish I didn't have to work outside the home....I have about 9 books that I want to write!

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