Wednesday, December 05, 2012

And away we go.

Those of you who read yesterday's post know my big plan.  Well...Iv guess I've stated.  I did wake up on time.  I did get dressed, not for an office, more like for factory work, but one step at a time... I also mentioned that I was doing things to stave of depression.  Heres one of them.  I firmly believe in small creative projects.  So, I'm making lace.  Tatting to be precise.  It's portable, inexpensive, meditative.... and when you're done, you can whip stitch it on to pillowcase and give it to someone who likes lacy things.

People often ask me how I learned to do this.  I usually say I learned when I was confined to a bed with mononucleosis and perishing of sheer unadulterated boredom, so my grandmother sat there in her wheelchair and taught me how to crochet, knit, and tat.  This is probably true.  But I dont specifically remember learning to tat.  I just know it. 

Regardless... there we a are.

BYW... This is work in progress... it looks better after its Bern pressed and starched


  1. Cool to the making lace! I'm clueless but I can crochete, just can't spell, lol.

  2. OMG!!! Claude, you are amazing!!! This is ultra cool. Have you ever thought of setting up an etsy shop? You can sell antiques and handmade items! I always wanted to learn to tat. I am in awe of you!!!

    1. Lol... my experience with stitch things is that when you stop doing it for fun its just a pain in the posterior end. Actually, tatting is in many ways easier than crochet. theres only one stitch. theres several on -line vids that show how to do it.