Wow I cant believe it has been so long since I have posted anything. This last week has been a complete blur. Time has just been slipping away and not in a good way. I have been busy working on Easter ornaments to send to my family and I have also been practicing shuttle. Wow the learning curve on a shuttle is so much more intense than needle tatting is. I am finally getting the hang of the flip a bit better. I came to the conclusion that I may never understand the how or the why it works I guess I may just have to trust that it does and be content with that. I am still super slow at it but I am guessing that speed will come with time. So far I have just been working on rings and chains. I have been looking for a good pattern to do as my first motif but I haven't really found anything.
Friday I had the greatest pleasure of meeting with one of the local tatters in my area. I ran across her web site while surfing around and reached out to her via email when I noticed she lived pretty close to me. We emailed back and forth a few times and then she invited me to meet with her and a group of ladies that get together once a week to knit. It was very nice to meet her and hear her stories of the tatting community. She has been tatting for a very long time and knows several of the "brand names" in the tatting community. Hopefully I will get to go to their next meeting so I can learn more.The good news is she said I am doing ok with my tatting so I guess I better just keep slowly plugging along!