Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Back and Busy!
This pattern is from New Things Happen to Tatting, c.1942 pattern "Springtime." I did it in size 20 Lizbeth thread, variegated purple something or other. I am not used to the numbered colors that they give the threads yet. The photo makes it look more like black, but it's really a lovely dark purple.
This doily was tatted while in the Pinery in Ontario, visiting with my family. Good times. Usually too much drama. :)
Here is my immediate family... And yes, we're all a bunch of crazies.
We came home for 4 days, during which time I picked our cantaloupes (yummmm)
...picked raspberries and a few stray tomatoes...
...picked and canned concord grapes/grape juice... (and ate papa john's pizza for dinner most days, I might add. No, there was not room in my kitchen for anything besides grapes).
...and consorted with my dog over how to sort grapes. She thinks she can do it better than I can. I think she would get sick.
We did a small bit of gambling, show watching etc. while we were there (since the hubby had to work during the day), and then we turned around and drove back home the next weekend.
Maybe needless to say, our camping cooler is still in use.
And there are still more grapes to be done, and it's almost apple time. I'm feeling overwhelmed just sitting here, so I'm going to get a move on it now.
I'll be back with more updates tomorrow since, believe it or not, that was not all...