Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hello to my cyber tatting friends!!

It's been so long since I have been in touch with you all.  I have been nursing my elbow.  The 'gym' injury which might also be tendonitis caused by excessive tatting has healed.

During the winter holidays I picked up my shuttles and tatted a simple snowflake

It felt pretty good so I started a bigger project.  I've been wanting to do another stocking.  So, over the last six months I've been slowly tatting a combined edge for another holiday stocking.  Here is the process and the progress.








Now all there is to do is wash, block, and attach it.

Although I think the tendonitis has healed, the elbow still feels a bit tender.  Therefore, I've been going slowly.  Each day I tat for about 1/2 hour.  Not enough...but enough.

In other news.... the year past has been full of good things.  I turned 50.  Still can't believe the time has passed.  We have wonderful neighbors who helped celebrate and are always so gracious.  Here is the evidence.... an impromptu surprise party.


I hope I've been bitten by the tatting bug again because I've missed the tatting community.  It feels good to be in touch with y'all once again.

Until the next entry,
Peace!
John

15 comments:

  1. Hey I had the same problem and there are really nice You tube videos on how to find the almond size muscle to relieve the pain in the elbow it is worth checking out and it really does heal you along with really good hand stretches I use to wear special gloves and I don't any more and tat all the time. Love your tatting it is always nice to see all the posts are great!

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    1. Love some Youtube! I'll be looking.

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  2. John? John who?

    Well! It is good to see you are back in the shuttle. Tendonitis can be awful. I had it for about six months a few years ago. Nasty, but it eventually heals.

    Great looking stocking.
    Fox : )

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    1. How could you possibly forget ;-) you're one of my chief enablers! I've missed your wit.

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  3. Great to see you back. Are you going to Tat Days this year?

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    1. Hey Jane!! I plan to attend. I miss the connections! Please tell mr you will be there!

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    2. I'm bringing the old git, John - she'll be there!

      Hope you will too!

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  4. Hello, lovely to see you back, sounds like a lot of things have been going on, belated happy birthday.
    I hope you elbow heals completely.
    Lovely piece of tatting, looks a lovely pattern.
    Margaret

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    1. Thanks! The pattern is a combination of several. I really enjoy combining patterns to make the thicker edging.

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  5. It's good to see a post from you again, John! You've been an inspiration to some of the boys at school. Many decided to learn how to tat after I showed them your blog. Thanks for setting a good example and showing that tatting is not just for girls!

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    1. Diane, what a wonderful compliment! I always hope to impact folks Ina positive way! Tat On!!

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  6. Beautiful stocking! I just recently ran across your blog. My I 'll see you at Tat Days this year? Happy tatting!

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  7. Your stocking is looking gorgeous. And very best birthday wishes!

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like a fun impromptu party.
    I LOVE your stocking edging! Hope the elbow improves daily.

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  9. 50 is the new 30 so you have lots of tatting years ahead, just enjoy! Welcome back to cyber space

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