Friday, August 17, 2012

I'm a Knotty Girl.

I am bad.  Bad at keeping up with this blog.  It seems when one big thing gets finished (namely, CPA achievement - that's right! licensed in PA as of May 15, 2012!) I start two different big things to take its place.  Those two things being kitchen remodel (going on three months now) and craft show season (two shows down, two to go).  

One big thing is enough. 
Two are bordering on unmanageable. 
And blog falls to the bottom of the "to-do" list.

But I am tatting!  See - my hands know it!


Yes, that's me in the Arthritis glove in 90 degree weather reading my favorite publication.  My hands ache.  I am really trying to take better care of them by not tatting for 8 hours in a row anymore.  Yes, I'm a knotty girl!

This is Yarnplayer's pattern and thread - "Unfolding Heart" in "Grey Crimson".  Yarnplayer, you can make more of this thread anytime you want...oh and "Garden Afternoon" too! ;-)

I'll try to keep up with the blog a little better this fall. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I Made It!

I am very happy to report that as of March 7, 2012, I have passed all parts of the CPA exam.  Halleluiah!  Fortunately I only had to take each part (there are four) once, and passed each one the first time.  It took me five months and countless billions of hours (well that's how it felt anyway) of studying, but I made it.  Now I just have to get some more work experience under my belt to be able to receive my CPA license.

Finally I can get back to tatting!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Tatting World Lost a Good Friend

Gina, known for her blog "Threads of a Tatting Goddess" (I always loved that name!) passed away on Monday.  Her blog was an inspiration and she was an endless source of information for all of us.  I enjoyed reading her blog almost daily and she was so faithful in her posting and sharing that I felt like I knew her even though we never met.  She always took time to comment and encourage other bloggers as well - me included.  For those of you in the tatting world who knew her personally, my heart goes out to each of you.  If I can feel such a loss for someone I only knew through the blogging universe, I can only imaging the pain and heartache you all must be going though today.

Gina, you will be sorely missed by many.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Checking in-and a tatting class coming up

Hi everyone!  I've passed two parts of the CPA exam so far and have taken a third (won't get my score until 2/3/12).  I take the forth and final part February 29th so I'm still in the middle of studying and, of course, it's tax season!  I wish I had more time to blog.

I did too much tatting around Christmas time this year and my thumbs and wrists have been punishing me ever since.  I'm taking a hiatus from the tatting to try and give them a rest - but I do have a tatting class coming up, and for those of you who meet me at shows and want to know where and when I'm teaching - this is for you.  I will be at something's looming in Reading, PA on February 5th to do a two hour "Intro to Tatting" class.  Click on the link to be taken to their website where you can sign up.

Back to studying!