Sunday, September 04, 2011

Life is Good

Sorry I've been quiet lately. I'm still here, chugging along. My computer didn't die, but it was in a coma for a while. My hubby fixed it and bought me a thumb drive so I can backup my work without burning so many CDs. Isn't he the best?

A couple of weeks ago I got to see a performance of Prairie Home Companion at our new outdoor amphitheater. That was great. It was not a broadcasted performance, so the show lasted almost 3 hours, much longer than the ones on the radio.

I have both halves of the living/dining room painted now. What a relief. It's so relaxing to sit there now.

Tomatoes are growing in my patio gardern. I had enough to make my mother's tomato pie recipe last weekend. The rose bushes had looked sickly, but they're better now.

Palmetto is just a few weeks away now.

The book is making good progress, if slightly behind schedule. I still expect to bring copies to Palmetto, but I don't know when I can start taking orders. Playing with Picots will be 44 pages long, 19 patterns, lots and lots of diagrams.

Life is good.

PS. Forgot to say I've gotten permission to post the Mrs. Mee book online. I may need to wait post-Palmetto to make the scans though.


  1. I'm SO glad life is good for you. I adore that little motif on today's post. Can't wait for the book to come out - both myself and Paypal are waiting with bated breath.

  2. That is a beautiful motif! I'm looking forward to your new book!

  3. That is one beautiful motif. ANd your stitches...*sigh*
    Fox : )

  4. Your 12-sided/6-pointed snowflake with the broomstick tatting is so lovely!

    And it is so nice to hear that your new house is more homey. All that work is paying off.

    My word verification is "lated" as in E-lated about seeing you again at Tat Days!

  5. This is a VERY UNIQUE and beautiful motif! And not just one, but many more in another book coming up, exploring your ideas with picots!

    I keep thinking back to the rejection by the magazine which almost derailed your amazing contributions to the art of tatted lace. Fortunately the internet has allowed us to bring our ideas directly to each other!

  6. I am so excited to be seeing you again at Tat Days! I am attending one of your classes!

  7. I am so pleased life is good with you and beautiful motif.

  8. Oops, accidentally erased this comment:
    Frivole has left a new comment on your post "Life is Good":

    I too love your design! What a gorgeous motif, very pretty how those long crisscrossed picots look. Where will your book be available from? From your blogsite? Many thanks.

    I'll sell the book through my website once it is ready.

    See you soon Isdihara and Karrieann!

  9. I hope you have enough copies at Tat Days,it is on my must buy list.

  10. I got to see a Prairie Home Companion at Purdue a few years ago. Wonderful - and it lasted about 3 hours like the one you saw.