Yes, I've been quiet for a long time....
I have a reason for not posting for so long, or actually two reasons. I've been without the use of a scanner for the last few months, and what's a blog post without a picture? I can't seem to manage to successfully download the driver so the scanner will work with the laptop, and DH hasn't gotten around to fixing my ailing desktop computer yet. Or locating the setup disk that came with the scanner. Oh, and the second reason is I was too lazy to post about it.
Yes, I could have used the camera instead, but I haven't been happy with the quality of my pictures of tatting. Most of what I've been tatting lately is for future book(s), and I'm not posting any pictures of pattens for sale without watermarks. That's just too much bother for pictures that aren't acceptable quality anyway. And also, there's that business of getting out the camera, discovering the battery need charging, and trying to remember where I put the cables needed to attach it to the aforementioned wretched laptop, since it doesn't have a slot for the camera memory chip. Did I mention I was lazy?
I could have posted about the other pictures that were stored in the camera from our trips in the fall. Yet another airshow, anyone?
But now the new quandary: Jane's TIAS begins in just a few days. For the few who don't know, that's a tat along project with just a bit of the instructions released at at time. People send in their inprogress pictures and try to guess what the mystery motif will turn out to be. It's so much fun to play along, I just may pull out the camera so I don't have to miss out this year.
Also in the news, the Palmetto TatDays Call for Teachers, and logo contest has been announced. Get details HERE. Please note the deadline is much earlier than usual.
The Antique Pattern Library met their year end funding goal and can continue in business as a non-profit organization. Thank you to all the tatters who contributed. I know many of you responded to Georgia's appeal for donations. The APL is a wonderful source for vintage tatting patterns and all other sorts of needlework.
Introduction to the TIAS - I've just added the introduction to the TIAS on the web site. I hope many of you will have the courage to join me again in my rather ridiculous little game...
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