Friday, May 10, 2013

From one ordeal to the next...

Hello!  I've missed you all so much!!  I've been so horridly busy that I haven't been able to check the blogs like I would like, so if I've missed anything big, please give me a heads up!

Anyway!  I am now done with undergrad!  What next?  Well, any thought of grad school has been put on the back burner for right now.  My parents have been wanting to move for quite some time now and they  told me a couple of weeks ago that they want to move by the end of the summer so that we can get Livi into a new school come fall.

So, this summer, I am pretty much going to be packing moving.
AND, in fact, for the next few weeks, and maybe longer, I will be going through all the crafty supplies that I have acquired all the years and will be destashing them in my Etsy store.  (I have two listings up right now, so check them out!)  All of my destashes are going to be set cheaply because the whole point is get them out of here quickly so that they don't end up coming with us when we move.
I would just give it away, but shipping is expensive and I really do need to raise up some money for a trip to the beach that's coming up soon and which will be immediately followed by Livi's birthday!

I will probably have a lot of other things that I will try to sell rather than pack but since they won't be crafty, I may go though ebay or storenvy.

So, enough of that.... let's get down to the tatting!

I actually have managed to get some tatting done!

I'm finally working on the next round of the Debbie Arnold Square Doily.  This row has proven to be the hardest yet.  You really have to pay attention to the pattern.  For me, this is annoying, because I like to tat while I do other things.  It takes away from the experience if I have to keep referring to the pattern.  But, I am still really enjoying it.  I'm trying to think what my next color move will be.  Luckily, I've got enough different colors in here, that I think any color would look nice but I'm leaning towards a blue for the next round. 

This next one, is actually a secret project I'm working on.  I just really like it so much that I just have to show a bit of it.  :o) Plus, I'm fairly positive that the recipient does not read my blog, so I think I'm safe.  This is going to be a wedding present.  It's from Mary Maynard's Tatting a 4 Square Ring.  It's the only pattern in the book that actually has directions.  I love the oval shape!  I am going to start adding a little bit of color in the next round .  That will be fun!  Right now, the colors are Charcoal, Silver, and Cream (all Lizbeth size 40)

I am fairly certain that I have gotten other things done, but I can't think of anything else for now. :o)


  1. The Maynard doily really has a contemporary elegance in those colors, stunning really...but I really really love the exuberance the color brings to the square's just fun to see how it progresses, I think you are would be beautiful on the next round.

    1. Oh...and I did want to wish you congratulations on finishing your undergrad program!

  2. Congrats on finishing undergrad! And I love your doilies!

  3. Well done on finishing grad school.
    Moving is not anyone's favourite time, it never goes to plan and there's always something that gets in the way of a smooth move. Good luck with it.
    The oval cloth looks lovely and I am sure they will treasure it, may even become an heirloom to be passed down to their kids.

  4. Congratulations on finishing undergrad school! Moving is a great motivator for de-stashing, something I haven't done in 20 years. O guess this means that if I want to meet you and Livi in person, I'll have to take a quick trip south when school gets out. ;-)

    Good luck with everything!

  5. Love your fun bright doily!!! :)
    Your oval is so elegant!! :)

  6. Well done on finishing your undergrad schooling. I'm also doing Debbie's pattern and I'm also finding it hard to do as I like to catch up with TV programs I've missed. Can only do 1/2 hour at a time as to much to concentrate on. Love the colours in yours, mine is Pale yellow, pale pink and dark pink. Keep up with the tatting even with the move, it's so relaxing.

  7. Congrats on finishing undergrad. way to go!! on, moves are sooo much fun. you never know what you will find when you pack up.
    Have a very fun summer

  8. Congratulations on completing your undergraduate degree.
    Good luck with the move.
    Your tatting is lovely. Nice color choices.

  9. Good job! Glad you've gotten through the bs of getting a BS. Hope all is well! Have you started applying to other schools yet?