I know it's been a little while. Some of you know that I had a slight accident on July 4th.
It's been 2 weeks since my little tumble off the motorcycle, and I'm tatting again (barely). The pinky finger on my right hand and my right elbow are still painful, but they move. I have a deadline for a couple projects (local Farm Show entries are due Aug. 5), so I can't sit around waiting for too long. Fortunately, one project has a simple ring edging that I can manage right now, so I've been plugging along.
My aunt was in town for a visit at the beginning of the month and brought me a surprise box. There was some fabric that she would like me to use in Elizabeth's quilt, a Knots! newsletter that had printed a letter from my dad, and (the big find) a 1915 pattern book, Crocheted Yokes and Tatting by Mary Fitch. It's a bit tattered, but definitely usable. I'm working on the Handkerchief Case from page 12, or something similar to it, since there is no real pattern.
I also need to get the linen cut and hemstitched to make the baby bonnet with the red, white, and blue hen & chicks edging. That should finish up my planned entries for the Farm Show. I'll also be entering the rose center ornament, the flower garden doily/mat, and the variegated purple oval doily, all of which I have pictured somewhere in this blog over the last few months. Oh, and if I make it over to the Tea Shop that has my hankies on sale, I may pick up one of them to enter as well.
That's the latest!