November 06, 2010

Good Deal!

Last weekend I went to the Stitches East Convention which was held at the Connecticut Convention Center and Hartford Marriott Downtown in Hartford, CT.  The place is huge, like a Costco store with stalls instead of shelves.  Huge!

This is what I bought:

It wasn't much, but it made me happy to get my hands on some tatting materials.  I saw a woman tatting on the train and I thought how pretty her little 'circles' were and I wanted to try it.  It's fairly easy with the needle, but I'm having a little problem learning to use the shuttle, but I'll get it.  This is what I learned in just one day:

How cute is that?!   I don't know what I can do with it, but for now I'm thinking that I won't be giving up my knitting needles any time soon.   I did see some cute little butterflies made with tatting and I think that's what caught my eye.

And look what came in the mail today:

New fiber from Smoking Hot Needles, spun by her, sold in her shop, and in my greedy little hands.  I wish you could see how pretty they are, my camera doesn't do them justice.  I love them!  Thanks Monika!

Now that I'm happy, I can go back to having the flu - which involves lots of fluids, lots of cough drops, tissues and Vicks Vapo-Rub.  So in addition to sounding bad and looking bad, I smell like the medicine cabinet.  Oy!

Thank goodness the clocks go back an hour tonight.  Hopefully the extra hour of sleep will aid in healing.