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.