It has been a busy non-tatting time recently, mostly because we've been spending our time researching and bidding on the place we want to go next...
Well, on Tuesday we got that answer...sometime this winter we will be moving to Vladivostok, Russia!
here for the Google map.
I am really looking forward to tatting in Russia, but I have a few months of Russian training and other fun things first.
I also have the Iowa State Fair, which starts next Thursday and which I will be at! :) I can't wait!
All my tatting was turned in last week and I'll know how I did next Wednesday. One of the things I like about the Iowa State Fair is that they have a preview the night before the Fair begins where anyone who entered things can go see everything set up with all the ribbons and such.
Another thing I like about the Fair is that each item comes back with comments, things the judge either liked or suggestions on how to make it better. They don't judge the items live, so it's really nice to read those comments. I had a lot of "needs blocking" comments last year, which obviously led to my blocking experiments a few weeks ago, and hopefully I won't have those comments again.
At any rate, as I was getting myself ready for the Fair I also finished my 25th Motif!!!
YAY! I did it!!
And even better, I started on my 2nd round with Motif #1B, both of which I put into coasters to join the others. I also made a trivet to go along with the set. It was kind of fun to make something that I will actually be able to use, rather than just something pretty...if I have an issue with my fun hobby is that I don't ever do anything with the results...
|The yellow is #25, and the blue is #1B!|
I'm going to start looking into tatting in Russia, see if I will find fellow tatters there or just have fun introducing the art to an entirely new country! :)
PS: Just in case any of you who came over from the other blog, yes, we have changed the name...we are now "Vladi-What"!