So, I am teaching a hands on tatting class in Tawas, Michigan. Last Tuesday was the first class and I had two students show up. I had a lot of samples to show them and we discussed some of the differences in how patterns are written. Then we got into the nitty gritty business of tatting. Both ladies could make the double stitch at least once but were not able to repeat it a second time. I hope they were able to get it to work when they went home and were able to relax a little bit. They were having trouble getting the stitch to flip and I was not sure how to address the flipping of the stitch because it is so natural to me. I never even thought about it when I learned so I may have to do something different Tuesday if they still are not getting the flip.
My sister is home from Nebraska and we have been having a great time. She has been spending a lot of time at my house this year more so than she has done in the past. So we have been doing come sewing and getting some things done in my house. Hopefully we can get some more of the my sewing room cleaned up and organized. It is difficult to find anything in there as I haven't done to much since I moved in three years ago. Just made room to get to my machines. I have material, tatting thread and yarn that needs to be stored and organized.
Last week we celebrated my dad's 82 birthday. All five of us girls were here for the party. It has been a few years since we were all here at the same time. The only one missing was my brother and he thinks he needs an engraved invitation, which isn't going to happen! He needs to grow up and be a son to my father. It might be to late for him to do that, after all he is 54 years old now!