Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What happened to Spring???!!!

It seems like winter has come back! Woke up Monday to 1" snow on the ground. The last few days have been rainy, windy and in low 30's. My poor sinuses and Sunday is our big Easter program and my voice is getting froggy.Instead of Alto I'll be signing Bass!lol Mother Nature can't make up her mind. Last week we had 90 degrees on Sunday!
I thought you would enjoy a pic of a traffic stopper my daughter sent me.
a traffic stopper in Anchorage!
 You don't see one of these every day in Illinois! But it is common place in Anchorage. Oh yeah, so are the bears!(Don't go alone and don't forget your gun!)
Now I have to brag about my friend I have been working with on tatting!
Lindsay working on Helen Bailey's Celtic Egg Pattern

Now Lindsay was originally taught to tat by her Grandmother when she was 6 years old. But she hadn't picked up a shuttle for a long time. We have been working together for about 8 months and Lindsay has mastered many techniques.  This piece is tatted in size 20 Lizabeth thread. The pattern is off Georgia Sietz's web site and by Helen Bailey. Sorry no URL address, I have trouble getting to Georgia's site and usually google it.
I think Lindsay has done great so far and is by far a faster tatted than me! She hopes to get it done for Easter.
Weather hope continues as temps are suppose to get to 60 by the weekend. Of course we've been lied to before. lol :)

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Lindsay's progressing nicely. I like the sense of satisfaction from teaching someone something new. Also, I feel your pain about Spring!! Temps in the 70s and 80s last week, two inches of snow on the ground when I woke up Monday morning. :( The weather forecast for the next week shows a slight improvement so my fingers are crossed. Hope spring finally comes for us quickly!

Fox said...

Love the moose crossing!
Fox : )

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Hi, Sue Anna!

It was so nice to meet you yesterday! We're really not that far from each other. I'm only 50 miles south of Chicago... much closer than Alaska!

We should try to get together and tat while school's out! ; )

Diane

Lelia said...

We met yesterday at the L.A.C.E. event; however, at the time, I didn't connect (in my mind) your name with your blog!!!

Sorry. I was pretty tired after the bobbin lace class (and had taken the tatting class the day before). Not sure if it was the heat in the building, or plain mental twist that prevented my 'ah ha' moment.

Perhaps our paths may cross at another lace event.

Always, Lelia blogging at
Stitches of Life II

❦TattingChic said...

Looks like she's doing well with the tatting! The moose pick just kills me! HA! LOL! Love it! I just saw a deer crossing the road coming home from work the other day here in Utah! Yes...

yarnplayer said...

You are a terrific tatting teacher! It was wonderful having your help yesterday! Looking forward to the next class, August 8.