Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Updating patterns and other things

It seems like every time I post I'm going to get some things done something happens. This time I fell down some stairs outside and sprained my ankle really bad. Our insurance is crap so I didn't go to the hospital. I should have but since I've had a fracture before and know how it feels, I knew this wasn't one. My big problem was that I forgot I still had a brace. That would have kept me from hurting it over and over. It seemed every time I went outside I managed to step wrong and twinge it all over again. It's been over a month and it still hurts a bit but at least I feel like getting back to work.

Today I finally put the finishing varnish on the decoupaged tatting shuttles I started last Nov. So much has happened since then. This has been a really awful year for my family. Yesterday my brother called from Vermont where he and my sister-in-law were on their way to visit some friends for a nice vacation. Turns out they were caught in a terrible rain storm and were rear-ended by a large dump truck! They weren't injured but the trunk is now in the backseat.

I've also decided to work on going over all my patterns looking for mistakes, add more drawings and pics if needed, and change the PDFs. I decided to make the pictures and drawings larger in the PDFs. To keep the cost of printing the patterns down, I've always made them small. Once I get them done I'm going to try to send out emails to those who have purchased them offering to send the new version for FREE! I had 8 done and then I decided to make more changes so now I only have 2 done.

I'm making BIG changes to the crocheted chatelaine pattern. I"m making a new sample using size 3 Lizbeth threads. I also found some of the directions were not written clearly so I'm fixing that.

I also plan of fixing the legs of the birds in the bird riders patterns. The birds have been torn apart now I just need to decide how I want the.

I have a new pincushion pattern half done. The elephants are done, I just have to do the containers. I even have the directions done except for the containers.

OK, everyone send good thoughts my way so nothing slows me down again. ;)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tatting supplies back in stock at Etsy

I've finally got myself together and have listed tatting shuttles, bobbins, and gauges at my Etsy store.

Last month I stepped off a stair, fell, and sprained my ankle really bad. I probably should have gone to the hospital but it was a Sunday so I decided to wait till morning. Since I could stand on it, even though it was swollen, I decided to do the RICE treatment without going to the clinic.It's been a month and I'm ok, it's still a little tender. It would have gotten better sooner but I kept stepping in depressions in the yard and hurting it again. Now I'm being VERY careful and trying to catch up some. With my springer in heat that's not easy. Our male lab makes it hard.

That's pretty much it. If you need to contact me, please do it thru ebay or etsy for the quickest answers.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Re-opened the Etsy store with limited items

A quick Happy Mothers Day's. I went to my Mom's grave (gee I hate even writing that) yesterday. I put a pretty silk arrangement of peonies (one of her favs) on one corner on the headstone. I already had one of white and pink mixed flowers on the other corner. My brother put a wreath of yellow flowers in the middle so she should be very happy since she loved flowers.

Ok, now about the Etsy store. I relisted most of my digital patterns. I think I still have a few more to add so if you want one but don't see it, convo me thru Etsy and I'll get it up. I'm still holding off on adding printed pattterns, tatting supplies, and other things that have to be mailed. I need to sort what I have and my shipping supplies. I'm also finishing up some decopauged tatting shuttles I started back in Dec. before I put everything aside. One side is done but I still have to do the other sides. The matching totes are also done. I'm still feeling blue but I'm hoping getting back to the store and crafting will help me fight the depression.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Why the store at Etsy is closed for a while

This picture is of my Mom and Dad taken at their wedding vow renewal. I love it because they are so happy. My Dad passed away a few years after it.

You may wonder just what has this to do with my business being shut down for now? It's because my Mom passed away mid-April. She had been sick since Dec. which is why the store was closed all that time. Now there is still so much to do and I'm trying to deal with all the emotions coming with losing her. She lived with my brother and his wife. Both of them are also having health problems. They are just so run down from taking care of Mom these passed months.I helped be going over and spending the day so they could shop and do other things. We still have to sort all her things yet so that will be a very hard day.

She was the best Mom I could have ever hoped to get. I was adopted so I have to thank my birth mother for picking such great parents for me. They both aways supported me no matter what I did. I know having a kid who had panic attacks from the time she was a toddler had to be hard especially since there wasn't the understanding of this as there is now.

There is a very large empty space in my life so I'm taking the time I need. Sorry for any problems this causes. You can still buy downloads of my patterns at Patternmart.