Because I have friends who tat for me.
Oh alright you can be as wealthy.
I suppose we all have friends who have tatted for us, I am currently sharing photo's of my wealth.
Finian is gloating over this treasure received from Marie S. of Palmetto Tatters. This is an amazing and well loved piece.
I think he stores all his gold in it.
A Tea Wallet and tatting from Tatting Goddess. Of course the design is from Martha Ess. I only wish you could see these works in person. Tatted by Fairies and Leprechauns they must be, the work is so fine.
This tatter's work needs no introduction, Tatskool! Of course!
More treasures from VicTats. Talented Lass don't you agree?
I have received some beautiful tatting from others that I store in acidfree vellum envelopes so that they will survive many generations.
Brilliant idea here, how bout I share them here and now with you. Sometimes I amaze myself with how slow I catch on.
Both of these were won at Palmetto Tat Day's auctions and are so very much beautiful examples of Nina Libin's work. I'm privileged to own work from her hands.
Speaking of Hector, there were many wonderful course offerings, all centered around angels.
I met new people and saw people I had met before and am richer for it.
I have in recent years begun a recent tradition of having a strange malady befall me while away on holiday.
This tat day was no exception and a mysterious attack of right arm pain began the day I left for New York and to this day persists. I am grateful that it is diminishing daily so there is no need for concern.
Another curious tradition is that while I'm taking a class I make so many simple-minded mistakes I rarely come home with tangible evidence of having taken any classes. This is why I make so many purchases at the vendors table, I need proof that I actually attended. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I did come home with the Russian Ankar's book and Ginny Weather's new book (signed:), more hand dyed thread and various other sundries. Victat's was there and brought me some goodies I won on her site in a drawing (pictures will follow). I enjoyed seeing Karey and Sherry and many others, if you get the chance to attend a future Hector tat days DO !
I am not a great people picture taker so I apoligize in advance for that. I did have a great time at Hector. The people there are genuine and sweet and so much fun to be around.
The area around Hector is proof that America is beautiful. This time I stayed a little further north at a hotel named Hotel Clarence,which coincidental to the theme of this year's tat days at Hector, is a themed hotel revolving around the movie angel Clarence Oddbody from "It's A Wonderful Life".
If you have a chance to visit Seneca Falls (whose community believes their town is the setting for the movie) please stay here. It is absolutely Wonderful.
The town is also historically rich in the women's rights movement and has many sites to visit in that regard.
Well, at this rate I'll only post four times a year. Not nearly enough to keep anyone following. So if you are still out there waiting to hear from me, bless your little heart and thank you. I suppose I should post chronologically to keep up but that would make sense and I try never to do that. Please bear with me as I jump around to get you caught up with my tatting life (as if I actually had one).
Here's Finian at Hector to get us started