Oh Hai Guise
The reunion last weekend went well; the whole weekend was nice, to be honest. It was good to get away from the cities for a couple days and just visit with people. My relatives are holding up, but Sunday was also the memorial service for my cousin, and I wish I could have been there if not for the distance (it was a few states away, making our 4-hour drive to the reunion seem like nothing).
I am writing the Eccentric Cosmetics review as you read this; look for it tomorrow morning.
On a completely unrelated note, if you follow me on Twitter and/or tumblr, you may have seen me post a couple pictures of some string with a lot of loops in it. I started teaching myself to tat in high school, about 9 years ago, but haven’t done it for a few years now. It used to be a big thing for me, to the point where I hand-dyed “painted” threads to use and entered my tatting into the state fair more than once, but I just got burnt out on it and let it go.
Over the weekend, while at a relative’s house my mom spotted a doily I had made (tatting is a form of lacemaking) framed on the wall, and quite bluntly asked me why I don’t do it anymore. I had no good reason, so I’ve picked it back up. Having said that, I am considering starting a new blog for tatting-related things; pictures of my thread stash, patterns I’ve found, project progress, whatever.
If I decide to go ahead with it, I’ll post a link, and I’m willing to recommend resources or answer questions for anyone interested. Unfortunately, tatters are an endangered species, as old as the craft is, so each of us needs to share whenever possible.