Friday, June 06, 2008

Last week I went to Florida to visit my brother and sister inlaw. They live in Orlando area. brother was concerned about me when I was sick there earlier this year so he paid my airfare and had me come to him for a visit. It was a nice relaxing weekend. We sat on their porch( which they have bought a house now in Florida) and watched the different birds on the greens near the miniture lake which I was told there was an alligator or two...I didn't see any though. On Saturday morning I hope in the fold and went outside to do a bit of yard job was the weeding of the front flowerbeds. Fun!!! NOT! but that is okay. I am glad they didn't have me sitting around looking like a wallflower anyways. The one thing that struck me as odd is the Florida people have a tendency to have their airconditioning on so high that poor me from New York was freezing. What is wrong with that picture I wonder??
But I had a good time...on Saturday My brother and my sister inlaw took me to see "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skulls" which I enjoyed and then afterwards we went to one of my favorite resteraunts. MacRoni And Grill. Yum ...yum...I didn't eat all my food so I had it boxed and it became lunch for me the next day. The time flew so fast...and before you know it I was back on the plane for Rochester, New York.
The one doily I showed on an earlier blog I gave to Jill because I wanted to give her something nice. It was the one in purple, varigated purple and blues and pastel purple, yellow and blue...all the threads were Manuela size 20. She liked the doily.
Oh and one more thing....I actually saw the Space Shuttle go up from the parking lot in Orlando. That was pretty exciting ...I was just think then, how much more the excitement to be right near the launch pad.
Another reason for this post is drum rolllllling please......
Handy Hands
has two new books out. I know because my copies came in the mail today. Kinda funny I almost forgot about them with everything that went on this year. But......One of the books is by Christel Weidmann. It has all kinds of farm animals in the book. I proof tatted some of the critters that are in the book...but I didn't see all the he hawers so now I want to do the rooster, hen and the calf and so on...But here is a picture of the ones I did do...I thought I did the bull too...but I can't seem to find him right now. The patterns for the goose and gosling...I did a bit differently. I shoe laced and encapsulated my threads when I had to so I could get the orange where I wanted it to be...that is just me playing around....

Here is a picture of the front and back of the book. You can see from the cover some of the other farm animals that are in this book.

Handy Hands also has another new book entitled..."Tatting ABC's & 123's"

Here is a picture of the cover (front and back) so you can get an idea what is in this book.

You can order either one of these books from Handy Hands....


Anonymous monke said...

Lucky you who has been to Florida. It´s a dream to me to go there, to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Maybe sometime....

6:13 AM  
Blogger TattingChic said...

Wow, those farm animals are the best rendition of animals I've ever seen. They look like a real image instead of a tatted stick drawing...LOL...awesome!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Tattycat said...

That was very good of your brother and sister-in-law to do that for you. I hope it helped you to be with them. You do sound much better. My brother lives in New Smyrna Beach about an hour from Orlando. It is a real treat to go visit. The books look like fun and your test tats are very cute.

11:52 AM  
Blogger connieangeline said...

Good to here from you again. You are one talented lacemaker. Thank You for sharing the pictures

2:49 PM  
Blogger Ginny W said...

You did a great job! Like allways. Wonderful animals like i need another book.

7:56 PM  

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