Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I have a secret passion......

Online Poker

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Registration code: 031261

Yes, you are seeing correctly. (I don't know how to fix the text.) I had a wonderful grandmother who gave me a love of card games at a very early age. She taught all of her 9 grandkids to play just about every game imaginable. I joined a league of players who get together and play at local eateries for free. For the first ten weeks of this season I held first place at my location. Unbelievable, as I don't think I am that good. (The coordinator for our games put a bounty on my head last week and people came out in droves to attack. I now have second place, which is less pressure! (-; LOL) But I also play at PokerStars whenever I can get the chance. So, is this the strangest skeleton every found in a tatter's closet or what? On a side note: I usually take a book with me for the wait between games each week. The week before Christmas I took my tatting with me instead as I was trying to finish a couple of earrings as Christmas presents. I got a lot of questions and a few interested watchers. Personally, I think I threw them all, because I finished first in that night's final game! LOL

If you like to play, come check out PokerStars. We get some very interesting characters (that's putting it nicely for a few.) It is fun and just the right price for me -- free. Maybe you will see my face in the winner's circle....but don't count on it until I am as old as my grandmother! LOL

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sad, Sad News

The following was posted on a tatting chat group:

I find myself in the sad position to tell the tatting world that Mary
> Konior passed this morning, Saturday 16th January, 2010.
> She has been ill for a long time with alzheimer's. Not being able to do
> for herself she's been in a nursing home since last May and her
> condition has slowly deteriorated. She has gone to be with her beloved
> husband that passed a few years previously. It is a blessing, she now
> free from all this and tatting with the angels... Bless her for the
> legacy she has given us and all she did for our art form. She will not
> be forgotten this I know.
> As you can imagine arrangements are in the process of being made as one
> of her daughters has to come over from South Africa and as soon as I
> know the details I will let you know.. Tess tells me anyone that would
> like to attend, will be made welcome at the funeral and to the wake
> afterwards. I will be thereto say my last goodbyes, I've been missing
> her for some time... And to pay respects on behalf of the tatting world.
> Condolences can be sent to Tess (the UK daughter) and I will post her
> snail and email address later... I don't think they realise just how
> well we all think of their Mom... I know Mary never truly believed me.
> I have been blessed to be able to call her my friend and that I have
> tatted by her side and even showed her the split ring - she wasn't
> impressed! Bless her
> My last time in the States I took with me her beautiful lace she had
> organised her daughters to give me. I consider myself a custodian and
> am happy to share...
> I'll be back with more later... Even though I have been expecting this
> news for some time - I need to get my head round it
> Love, light & peace
> Sue Hanson
> List Owner Here-Be-Tatters

Sunday, January 10, 2010

How do you make...?

I have seen designs of others that have a bit of a tatted chain going off the main body of the motif to connect with nothing. It just kinda...ends...hanging off in space. Sort of like the tatting ended or started with a chain and then the body of the motive was made last. But these designs I have seen have more than two ends ( a start and an end) hanging out there. So what are these tatted chains called and how in the world do you make them? If I could remember where I have seen them, I would post a picture to show you. Does anyone understand what I am talking about?