Friday, January 25, 2013

Oh hey...from Russia! :)


Long time no blog...or tat, for that matter, unfortunately...

Anyway, hello from Vladivostok, Russia! :)

It's been a big couple of weeks...after packout we spent a few more days in DCland saying goodbye, and then hopped on a plane to Switzerland, another to Moscow, and then after a few days in Moscow took the longest domestic overland flight in the world to Vladivostok! (If you are interested, you can read more about all that by clicking: here or follow all our Russian adventures: here)

Since arriving in Vlad we've been busy exploring, going to work (my husband) and settling into our new apartment (me). That has not, predictably, left a lot of time for tatting...apparently I'm not really good at this "making time for a hobby" thing...

That's not to say that tatting has been far from my mind...

In fact, I was greatly inspired by the hotel we stayed at in Moscow...or at least, by the carpeting at the hotel...

 Can you imagine tatting that? I was mesmerized trying to figure out how I would do it...(or maybe that was the jet lag!)

Here's a close up of one of the patterns:
 And here's a closeup of the other:
 This pattern was replicated all over--in the carpet, this ironwork, it was even etched on some of the windows...
 I'm going to give it a shot sometime soon...but if you're inspired to come up with something before I do, let me know! We can compare patterns! :)


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Packout Time Again


We're less than a week away from moving to Russia and once more I get to go through the stress of deciding what to put where...

We get three types of shipments, the "in the suitcases, on the plane with us" shipment, the "comes in 2-3 weeks" shipment and the "comes in 1-2 months" shipment...

So where do I put my tatting stuff?!

Good least I'll be reunited with all my thread from Honduras on one of those shipments! :)

Updates soon, from RUSSIA! :)