Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jury Duty Tatting

Didn't I just say in a comment back to someone in my last post that it would be a dream to spend the day tatting and get paid for it? Well, it happened today! LOL! I had jury duty and didn't get called to serve on a jury so I spent the most of the entire 8 hour day tatting at the "Hall of Justice"! Woo Hoo! My work pays for it so that is awesome! I actually look forward to jury duty if I can remember to take my tatting along! I even got to share with a couple of interested gals who wanted to know more about what it was that I was doing! Very cool!!!

Here is the result of nearly six hours of tatting!
I am trying out the Finca brand thread
I recently bought. It's size 16 Perle Cotton.
I am using the pink and green thread from
the "Mardi Gras Sampler" pack.
Pink is C/2240 (T-491) and
Green is C/4350 (T-1115).
I am very impressed with how well Finca tats
for a perle cotton thread! It is very smooth
and strong and not nearly as "fuzzy" as many
other perle cottons!
I found Finca's size 16 to be similar to
size 40 or 50 in other cotton crochet threads.
The pattern I am working on is called
"Dahlia" is on pages 48-49 of Mary Konior's
"A Pattern Book of Tatting"

One of my new "toys"! Hee hee!

I got to take my new book out for a "spin"!
Thank YOU, Jury Duty! LOL!


I have to say that besides being able to tat it is a privilege to be able to do my "civic duty" and go do jury duty! I am very grateful to be an American Citizen and I do NOT take the blessing of that citizenship for granted! Our great country may be having a very challenging time right now, but it is a great place to live and I am grateful for the opportunities and blessings I have been given from being born here. I am grateful for the hardships my ancestors endured to make sure that their posterity would be born on American soil. Jury duty is a very small price to pay for that privilege and blessing!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my tatting and heartfelt feelings about civic duties with you! Hope you stop by again! Feel free to leave a comment and share with me what you think of my tatting (or jury duty, for that matter! LOL!).

OMGoodness! This is my 99th post! My next post will be my 100th! Shall I wait a WHOLE week and a half for my blogoversary so I can have them all in one BIG SHABANG!?! What to do. What to do.

Stay tuned...



92 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Carol Lawecki said...

What a better way to spend the day than tatting.... I guess you had it, you got paid for it too! LOL! I love the results of your day of tatting.

Congratulations on having so many posots, 1000. That is awesoe.

Reen said...

Wow! gud to have many hours of tatting. must be enjoyable day for u. Nice piece and nice colour combination.

Krystle said...

Hey stop rubbing our noses in you Konior collection! Lol just kidding! Way to go doing your duty girl.

Aim said...

Wohoo!!!! I just love double-duty, heh, I mean Jury duty....I just finished 4 straight days of conference knitting, and got a baby blanket out of the deal, too! Smart people keep their hands busy =)

Vinnie said...

Well, well..
Here I thought I was the only girl who took my tatting to work!
I too try tatting in between my patient visits and it's so much fun!
It just makes the time fly by, takes out the tension of the job and I'm creating something....
I hate to read magazines in between.

Mona van dijk said...

Before your post I did not know about the jury duty,maybe sometimes not a easy thing to do...but tatting at the same time as being paid! well that's cool!
I have to admit i am in love with your tatting because it is so precise ,may I ask what you are doing with all of the peaces you have tatted in your life time?..very curious indeed!

MelMel said...

Good work!

Nice to be paid to do something, then you can enjoy tatting too!

Have a super weekend!xxx

Lori said...

that is the most excited i have ever heard anyone sound about doing jury duty...hee hee...your tatting is the colors you are using!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Lucky you, spending the whole day tatting! I love the color combination. I've admired that doily for a long time... maybe I should give it a try!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha! What a perfect day. Hours of uninterrupted tatting, feeling good about performing your civic duty, AND getting paid for it all. And might I add, that is a great piece you're working on. It looks like it's going to be really big!

How's your back?

Anonymous said...

I just had Jury Duty twice late last year and took my crocheting with me. Was working on the scarves for Special Olympics at the time.
I always take my work with me, very hard to just 'sit' there~lol!

Multi-tasking at its best, right?

Your work is absolutely stunning! I have tried needle tatting, and love the look of the stitches...beautiful art!

Have a wonderful Day and Congrats on your 99th post!

yarnplayer said...

Way to go! Doing your civic duty and sharing the love of tatting at the same time - A+++++

Marty said...

Lucky you! Getting paid to tat something so pretty is worth the price of the hard chairs they usually have for waiting.

Donna said...

Thank you for doing your civic duty.
I love that feeling of getting paid while tatting. It is the same way I feel when the computers shut down at work and I can stitch on the clock!

TattingChic said...

Hi Carol, yes, it is nice that my work will pay for jury duty. I guess not every job does! Thanks for the congrats on my 100th post.

Hi Reen, it was an enjoyable day, thank you!

Hi Krystle, thanks for visiting.

Hi Aim! Way to keep your hands busy! It is very nice to be able to have a productive way to pass the time while you're just sitting there, isn't it?!

Hi Vinnie, oh, this wasn't exactly work. You actually have to make arrangements to be OFF work to be able to go do jury duty. What happens is that usually they don't need a jury and they tell everyone to go home after 8 hours of sitting in this big room together, LOL! If you're lucky, you will make a new friend. I did!

I think I have shown my biggest pieces or pieces that I'm most proud of here on my blog, Mona. I have given away a few, very few, actually, because I won't just give them away to just anyone. It has to be someone that appreciates tatting and the time involved. Someone that's just going to cast it aside and say "oh, my grandma made a ton of these "crocheted" things!" (and it's usually in a snotty tone of voice) will NEVER receive one of my tatted pieces. For one thing, it's NOT crochet, for another thing they've just let me know in one full swoop how much they do NOT appreciate hand made items. (there are tons of those kinds of gals around here, LOL!)

Hi Mel! Thanks for visiting! Yes, it was good to get paid for it. I guess that did make the tatting all that much more enjoyable, LOL!

You know what, Lori? That was probably the most excited I've EVER been about jury duty, LOL!

Hi Diane, yes, it was nice to spend the day tatting! I loved it! Thanks, yes, if you have that book then try the doily, it is pretty! There are some lovely patterns in all of her books!

Yes, Bella Sinclair, it was a good feeling to perform my civic duty yesterday! The piece looks big in the book, but if you compare the actual piece that I'm tatting to the photograph, my piece doesn't look that big, LOL!
Thanks for asking about my back! I took a very nice cushion for my back and so I was in much better shape than I would've been! I stood up every hour or so and stretched my back and walked a bit. We got a 2 and 1/2 hour lunch break! The mall is nearby so we went there and walked around and that helped quite a bit! Thanks for asking!

Hi Lynn, yes, it is so hard to just sit there. Most people had books and were perfectly content. I was sooo glad to have my tatting. People who had nothing to do were making grunting noises or making their chairs squeak by trying to get into a comfortable position to sleep, LOL!

Thanks, Yarnplayer! It really made for a great day!

Hi Marty, thanks for the nice comment about the tatting! Actually, the place where I was at wasn't terrible! I did bring my back cushion because the lower back support is terrible!

Hi Donna, that must be nice! I'm afraid where I actually work it wouldn't fly even if the computers were down, LOL! Lucky you when that happens!

Tracy said...

Glad you had fun while you were waiting...and got paid--yes! Your work in progress is lovely! Happy weekend ahead, my friend ((HUGS))

Gina said...

I got some size 16 finca when I was in Australia - love it! I got several colors but wish I had even more now.

100 posts! Now you get to have a big party to boot! Wow...whatta day, tatting, getting paid for it, beautiful thread and pattern, and planning a celebration!

MelMel said...

Hi hun!
Thank you for popping made me sad too....but now i feel happy, cos it gives the tin purpose...a new lease of life!

Have s super weekend!xxx

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful piece. It's always good to have that bag with an easy-to-take-along project in it sitting by ready to grab and take.

Barb said...

Hi Miss TattingChic,

I think you had a perfect day, very productive. You hit it on the head- it is a privilege to serve and to be an American. This is still the greatest country (you know I do love my France and Switzerland though-hehe). I am very proud to be an American.


p.s. Please swing by to pick up a little something.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! first day of Spring freezing!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hey Tat,
Nothing better then having jury duty pay for some free time to tat.
You got a lot done and sharing with others too.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Elyse said...

look at you, tattling on your tatting self!

good luck on jury duty. looking forward to seeing the tatting results.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Tatting would make anyone look forward to jury duty.
I am so glad you voice your patriotism. I have been around the world and every country I visit makes me that much more proud to be an American. We are a blessed country.

Draffin Bears said...

Love the tatting work you are doing and what a pretty colour combination.
Aren't you the lucky one to get paid for doing something you love doing.

What a wonderful day.

Wishing you a great weekend

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tatting Chic, WOW tatting and getting paid too. Lucky you. Love the daliha very pretty indeed. Hugs Judy

Susanne said...

Another professional tatter, wow.
Tatting and getting paid for it sounds like a good bargain. We could use more of that to pay for our supplies, roflol.
Did you say we are having a party celebrating those 100 postings? ;-D Where do I go to attend it and what do I bring for the party ??
Nice tatting by the way.:o)

Anonymous said...

That's cool that you had an enjoyable day tatting...ON THE CLOCK! I got a LOT of extra knitting in yesterday, but wasn't getting paid for it! I got stuck in standstill rush hour traffic in a city I was visiting...pulled out the knitting and got a LOT done before traffic began moving once more. Rather than having it be a hair-pulling frustrating experience, it wound up being relaxing! I got to guiltlessly squeeze in some knitting into my day!

Stephanie said...

Now that's how you put a "positive spin" on the situation!! I have never actually served on a jury, been called a few times, but no. Sometimes I think it would be interesting to see how the whole thing works.

Lovely creation that you started...can't wait to see the finished piece.

The Victorian Parlor said...

You are too funny! I love the fact that you got to tatt and get paid for it! BTW, the piece you are tatting is just lovely-please share pics of it when you finish:)

TattingChic said...

Hi Tracy, thanks for stopping by! ((Hugs)) back, friend!

Hi Gina! I was to get a bunch of Finca thread when I went to the Lace Day event in LA in Nov. It was a lot of size 8 and just a little bit of size 16, though. This is the first that I've tatted with any of it, LOL! Gosh, if I had to travel to Australia to get it I would probably NEVER have any Finca, LOL! I think that "beadinmama" on ebay also sells some, too!
Yes, a big party coming up! I think I'm going to hold off on posting for a week and do my blogoversary and 100th post party all in one! Woo Hoo!!!

Hi Mel Mel, glad to hear that you are in better spirits.

Wow, Tinkerverve! You sound very prepared! I do not have "that bag" ready, LOL! I was scrambling around last minute before running out the door looking for my thread, empty shuttles and book really quick, LOL!

Hi Barb, so glad you understand my love for my country! Thank you so much for the sweet award! I think I will be posting about that award (and any new awards) on the 101th post, LOL! I don't want these fabulous awards to get overshadowed by the big shindig happening next post! You are such a sweet, dear bloggy friend!

Hi Couture de Papier! Sorry to hear you are freezing on the first day of Spring! It's been a little chilly here! I almost had to put on a light jacket!

Hi Cel! Yes, it was nice to tat and get paid for it, LOL! So glad you stopped by!

Hi Elyse! "Tattling on my tatting self", aye? Look at your witty self!

Hi Lady ShuttleMaker! You know, I have heard that from others who travel to other countries. I'm glad you welcome my patriotism.

Hi Carolyn, wouldn't it be nice if I could seriously get paid, and paid WELL for tatting, oh, that would be fabulous!

Thanks, Judy! Glad you stopped by!

Hi Susanne, wouldn't it be something to be a professional tatter, LOL! I mean get paid good pay for it, LOL! Oh, the party is next Saturday at my blog and bring your sweet self!

Hi Monica! Good for you for turning a quite possibly stressful situation right around!

Yes, Stephanie, my jury duty experience sounds like yours! I once got called into the department and then they picked all their jurors and alternate jurors by the time they got to me and so then I got to go home, LOL! I would like to have the experience of serving on a jury and seeing how the justice system works first hand from a jurors point of view.

Yes, Victorian Parlor, I did get to tat all day and get paid for it! I will be sure to post the finished piece when I am done!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

That's awesome on many levels -- one, that you didn't get called (but boo that you didn't get excused quickly), that you were able to do something, and that it's so lovely!

I recently got called to jury duty and it was a murder trial. I got excused right away because I had a panic attack. Lovely.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Love the colours that you choose to do your tatting!
Debbie Moss

tattrldy said...

Congratulations on your day - doing your civic duty, getting to tat all day and getting paid! And your WIP is looking good.

I did get to serve on jury duty a few years ago - get to, as in I agree, it is a privilege that we as Americans have the opportunity to take part in. It was a drug charge of which he was found guilty (he wasn't very smart)but quite the experience. I didn't get to have my tatting with me through the trial, though.

Rosa said...

OMgosh, you do amazing work. I could NEVER do that! But what beauty! I enjoyed jury duty. But don't tell anyone!

Betzie said...

I love when I have time on my hands and can just sit and read or do something relaxing. I bet some people there were bored to death! You know we artists/crafters never get bored!
Your work is so pretty!

Jen r. said...

Congrats on your next post! I love what you tatted!

paperbird said...

I love your tatting, the little shamrock is so sweet.
A whole day creating pretty things- how fun.

TattingChic said...

OMGoodness, Lori! What a story! You got to serve on a jury for a murder trial? Oh, wow! I am not sure if I would find that fascinating or anxiety inducing (as for you, bless your heart)! Well, I have never gotten to serve on a jury, period, yet. Maybe someday! I think it would be interesting.

Thank you, Debbie Moss! Those colors were the ones that "jumped" out at me from the bag of thread! LOL! I visited your blog and tried to leave a comment, but couldn't!

Hi Tattrldy! Wow, that sounds interesting. I guess something like that is pretty easy to tell, aye? How fascinating. Thanks for stopping by!

LOL! Okay, Rosa, your secret is safe with me and everyone else who reads the comments on this blog post, LOL! I'm glad you enjoyed jury duty! Now, that I know to bring my tatting along I think I will even look forward to it from now on!

Hi Betzie! Yes, you are right...MANY people there were bored to death. Most people brought something to read, but some people were taking naps and others were sitting their making impatient noises (grunts or moans) and I soon learned not to make eye contact with them because all they wanted to do was pull a face to convey how they felt, LOL! I sure enjoyed the company of the people right next to me, though! I was lucky; even made a friend!

Thanks, Jen! Glad you like what I tatted.

Thanks, Paperbird! So glad you stopped by!

Sandra said...

I have tried to make a rose patteren like yours before.
However I failed to finish it.

You are very patient.:)
I can't imagine that how bored to make a motif in six hours.
But the result is of great worth.
Beautiful work!

Tattycat said...

Dahlia is going to be beautiful. I'm glad you got a day of tatting. It's amazing what we can do with a little free time! Amen to the rest of your post. You always put things so eloquently. We truly are blessed to have been born here, even with the current difficulties.

Marie Antionette said...

How wonderful to do both your civic duty and your tatting and get paid to boot.LOL...The dalhia is turning out very pretty.Its different,to me anyhow.I wrote down the tread,so i'll check around here.Would you like other colors? Thanks for stopping by,Your visits also make me happy.Your one of the first to comment on my blog when I got started so you hold a special place in my heart.XXOO Marie Antionette

Kate said...

Good for you, for finding a productive way to spend your jury duty time. I've had more jury duties than I care to remember. I've gotten silk ribbon embroidery done, and once when I was chosen for a trial, I made an entire sweater - it was a 3 week trial. :)


Snap said...

Good for you!! The dahlia is just .. well ... magnificent! I'm holding out for my blogoversary to celebrate. It's too much fun for two celebrations! LOL!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks so much for your visit and for your kind words.

So nice to visit your beautiful blog...tatting is such a beautiful art form . I would say that your stint on jury duty agreed with you.


Vintage Rose Collection said...

That is a wonderful way to spend the day! Your tatting project is going to be beautiful! I love it!
Love to you

Fete et Fleur said...

I can't stand jury duty! Maybe, if I knew how to tatt it would ease the pain.


Chatelaine said...

I guess the saying is true- be careful what you wish for.

In your case it worked out just fine. Glad you enjoyed jury duty!

luckygirlgifts said...

I think it is great to feel that way about jury duty. I know it gets a bad wrap. When my kids are a little older, I look forward to it. Also, your tatting is Fabulous!!!
I'd wait to celebrate both at once.

Maggie Ann said...

Your tatting is gorgeous! I love it and you are seriously tempting me to go hunt out my Aero shuttles and make something! I too am thankful to be born an American. Very thankful. Unlike you though...the thought of jury duty ties my insides in knots...just nerves but with consequences I'm afraid. Different personality type is what I must be...=). I loved seeing your tatting...did you know that when I clicked over to your blog...from the comment you left me at my blog (thank you!) I got not your personal blog but a kind of advertisement? I'm going to go try it again...maybe it was a temporary thing. Wishing you a sunny day!

Maggie Ann said...

Your link works correctly this week! sorry if I worried you. My 'real' comment precedes this one...=)

LiLi M. said...

There are worse days in a woman's life than being paid for your hobby! And making something special out of it! I cannot wait to see this one finished! Have a nice day!

Sarah said...

You always inspire me. This post makes me want to tat more. With all the kids its hard to find time. But maybe if I start taking it with me, I can find time to work on it at Dr.s visits, or while waiting in the car for kids to get out of school,....That pattern looks beautiful in color by the way.

Maggie Ann said...

Aha! Now you are talking my kind of language...=)

Thimbleanna said...

Haha! You've discovered one of my secrets -- that's why I love to "have" to travel for work -- I can knit en-route and get paid for it LOL!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

It's so nice to hear some one be proud of living here. I am too! And I'm happy to see that you did your "civic duty" because, heaven forbid, if ever I need to be tried, I want my peers there. If you know what I mean.

Tatting is a GREAT thing to take with you. You wouldn't have been able to take knitting needles in.
I sure hope I get a chance to learn how to do it some day.
Patricia :o)

PS: Looking forward to your 100th post!!!

Pat said...

Hey there! If you would send me your mailing address, I'll send you one of those little books! Pat at birdnestontheground

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work! I love Mary Konior's patterns. Tatting with Visual Patterns is the book I would grab on the way out the door in case of a fire.

Lucky you to have jury duty. I work in the courthouse, so anytime my name comes up I have to report just so they can kick me out before even beginning. And there's no hanging out and hiding from work!

TattingChic said...

LOL! Yes, Sandra, Jury Duty is usually considered VERY boring, LOL! You just sit there ALL DAY for 8 hours waiting for your name to be called or not called and then they excuse you for the day, but ONLY after 8 HOURS! UGH! So, the tatting helped me keep my sanity, LOL! Keep going with you're rosette, you can do it!

Hi Tattycat! Thank you so much for your very sweet comment! It's so nice to find like minded people such as yourself! God bless you!

Oh, Hi Marie Antoinette! Yes, it was nice to get paid for it from work! They are very good to me there! I love my job and the people I work with! I'm very lucky that way! Oh, You are so sweet to look up the Finca thread for me! You are a doll! You know, I know what you mean about the first people to comment being special to you. What a dear! So thoughtful! You don't have to, you know! :) :) :)

Wow, Kate! You got chosen for a 3 week trial and got a sweater done??? WOW! I wonder what I could tat with a 2 wk trial (that's all that work woud pay for, LOL!).

Thanks, Snap! Oh, you know, I don't know how it worked out that the 100th post is so close to the 1st blogoversary! I just hand to cram them together, you know, like a great big bloggy oreo cookie! So, if the 100th post is the one chocolate cookie and the blogoversary is the other chocolate cookie then what is the cream filling??? I guess I have until next post to figure that out!

Hi Ruth, than you for visiting! Always a pleasure to welcome a new visitor! Please come again!

Thank you, Jo-Anne! So glad you like the new tatting WIP!

Oh, Yes, Nancy! Knowing how to tat definately eased the pain of this jury duty day!

Yes, Chatelaine! It is true that one must be careful what one wishes for! Yes, it did work out okay in this case, thank you!

Hi Cari, you are right! Jury duty does get a bad wrap, LOL! I definately tried to put a positive spin on it!

LOL! Maggie Ann, I can tell by your third comment that you got my comment on your blog about how I never said I LIKED jury duty I just said that I can look forward to it if I remember to take my tatting. Not sure what you mean about the link as I have no control over what happens with it once I copy and paste it, LOL!

Thank you, Lili! I will show it when it is done, I've even gotten more done on it since!

Hi Sarah! You definately have your hands full with the kids, that's for sure! Dr's appt's and ANY time you are waiting is the PERFECT time to tat! I love it! It makes the time go by so much faster!

Ah, Thimbleanna! That is a great secret! I LOVE it! If I ever have a job that requires me to travel I will remember that one!

Hi Patricia, I do know what you mean! We are fortunate to have a jury system made up of our peers!

Hi Pat! OMGoodness! Your little books are just darling! Are you sure? That is such a sweet offer!

Hi Dianelaces! I am sooooo with you on which book to grab in case of fire! That is my favorite tatting book! Oh, that is kind of a bummer about jury duty and working at the courthouse! Thanks for sharing!

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is so lovely. What a wonderful craft that you can bring it anywhere. You inspired me, now I am off to the library tomorrow to get a book on tatting.

Judi said...

You are so lucky to be able to tat and be paid for it. You got what you asked for and it looks great You do such a wonderful job.
hope you are having a great evening

Kathy said...

Hi TattingChic, thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. Just haven't had much computer time with DH home. I wish he would find a hobby. :) Your tatting is very pretty.

Charlene said...

What a good deal is that. $$$$ while you do what you love! I can not believe how much work that is! But, it is wonderful. Enjoy your new book. I am going to pass your blog onto a friend of mine because we are both lace nuts.

Mary Ellen said...

I've always wanted to be called for jury duty, but so far, no luck. I wonder what the criteria are? Anyway, you made what most people dread into a fun thing - what a great attitude!

Donna Lynn said...

Not a bad way to spend the day! Glad you were paid on top of it, like icing on the cake!!

Spring blessing to you,
Donna Lynn

Linda S Davies said...

Oh you lucky lady, TattingChic! I would love to sit all day tatting and get paid for it!
I must say, the new thread looks really good tatted up. Where did you get it from? Can I buy it on-line?

rochambeau said...

Hey TattingChic,
Love your attitude and how you beamed in the opportunity to get payed to tat!! ;-) You are a funny girl.

Thank you for dropping by and brightening my day!


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Boy, you made good use of your time! Beautiful work as always!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh that's wonderful that you were able to make such wonderful use of your time!! And of course your work is always gorgeous, my dear...
Early congrats on your upcoming 100th post- reason to celebrate!

Suzie said...

Good for you you are a good citizen

rosechicfriends said...

Your work is so beautiful! What a neat way to spend a day..and get paid also!

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

I dont mind jury duty either esp if its a interesting trail!! hehe Love the flower! big mermaid hugs


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

We were just explaining Jury Duty to my children last night at dinner. There is a very high profile case in Toronto involving 14 year olds. It is a very important job, being a juror, that is for sure!

So glad you found a productive way to pass the time while you wait. I have never been chosen as a possible juror but my husband has three times! ~ Karen

Miss Nancy said...

So....what are you working on!??!

Old Jail Artist said...

You're absolutely right on both counts. I served our government in several foreign countries and NO ONE enjoys the freedom, prosperity and stability that we Americans do. Even when times are trying here, they are even more trying everywhere else. Our economic troubles are a disaster for people in countries that depend on us for their own prosperity.

I also applaud the excellent use you made of your time--that's a beautiful rose! I feel like taking out my tatting right now!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

LOL!! You are so funny ,I love ya! Well, at least you can spend your yucky jury duty time doing your favorite thing! I cannot stand jury duty!! UGGGHH!

Big Bunny Hugs and Happy SPRING!

Back Through Time said...

What a great way to make your civic duty time fly by. I love your design you are working on.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Nancy said...

smile* perhaps I should have read all of your blog!!! LOL I guess I am more into 'viewing' then reading....and not seeing anything 'new', I just thought, well never mind. MY BAD!
I SHALL DO BETTER!!!! (still laughing at myself)
I am working on another 'spider man' afahan, and making crosses for Easter cards. Still working on that silly SCMR...

Betty said...

Just home from Little Rock and catching up on posts I missed. Beautiful tatting, as usual. What a great way to spend your time while doing your civic duty!

TattingChic said...

Hi Karen! I hope you got my response on your blog, too! That is so cool that you feel inspired enough to run to the library to learn more about tatting! Awesome! :)

Hi Judi! LOL! I guess it's true "ask and ye shall receive"! LOL!

Hi Kathy! Well, I guess that's the way it is when DH's are home for extended periods of time. Hopefully we'll get to see what you're up to when you are able to capture the computer for a moment of time, LOL!

Hi Charlene, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! Both you and your friend are welcome to come by for a visit anytime!

Hi Mary Ellen! So far no luck for me, either! I would loved to get called sometime to learn about the judicial system from a jurors point of view!

Thanks for stopping by, Donna Lynn! Yes, it was nice to tat and get paid for it, LOL!

Hi Linda! Thanks for the compliments! Yes, you can buy the finca thread online. Loopy Lacer (Lily Morales) sells it as well as Alexandra Beatty Designs (beadinmama). If you look on my right sidebar under "Tatting Merchants" you will find Alexandra's link and it will take you straight to her eBay store which sells a lot of "buy it now" things. She has a lot of beads and some tatting thread! This one was the "mardi gras" pack!

Hi Constance, thanks, I think, LOL! I'm never sure how to respond when someone calls me a "funny girl", but I really like the "you made my day" part! Thanks!

Hi Becky! Thank you! There was no use sitting around pouting and sighing loudly like I heard and saw some people doing, LOL! Like that mini temper tantrum is going to make the courts go any faster deciding if they need jurors or not, LOL!

Thanks, Paula! I appreciate the compliment. Glad you like the work in progress.

Awwww...thanks Suzie! Just call me "Citizen TattingChic", LOL!

Hi Lorena! Thanks and so glad you stopped by!

Hi Sarah! "...An interesting trial", LOL! I know EXACTLY what you mean! The trial I almost got picked as an "alternate juror" was soooooooo boring sounding that I was kinda glad I didn't get picked, LOL!

Hi Karen, isn't that funny how that works sometimes! Why would someone get picked so many times when most of us never get picked!

Well, Nancy, I'm not sure how to respond to that as there is a photo of my work in progress in the blog post as well as a photo of the book the pattern is from and even the name of the pattern from the book. I even say in the text the name of the pattern as well as the page number from the book. Perhaps the photos weren't showing up for you or the text somehow got scrambled. Maybe you could let me know how to help you better understand what it is I'm working on, aye? What more can I tell you? LOL! ...So....what are you working on!??! With all that new Lizbeth thread, LOL! ;)

Well, yes, Old Jail Artist, I agree it is important to count our blessing in this country. Thanks for stopping by! Oh, I hope you do get tatting again! I'd love to see more of your work on your blog!

LOL! I know, Amy, Jury Duty is pretty boring, isn't it, LOL!? Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like it!

Smile back* Nancy! See, that's it...the photos weren't showing up for you! ;) I knew it was something like that! ;) ;) ;)

Hi Betty! Glad you came for a visit after your trip! It's good news that you made it back safe and sound!

Barb said...

Hi Miss Tattingchic,

Just wanted to let you know that I am scheduled for jury duty on April 23rd. Do you suppose they would let me in with my crafting table?


Shabby Addict said...

That's hilarious! What a perfect way to spend jury duty! Hope I have that kind of experience next time I have to go in...

ancolie said...

Bonjour !

yes, a perfect way to spend jury duty ... and a pretty work !

I love your blog.
ancolie from France

Heather said...

Hi TattincChic.... thanks for stopping by my little blog.... as usual, a lovely little piece you are working on. I have been called twice to serve on jury duty, but because of distance to the location and a few other things, I didn't have to serve. 100 posts.... I'll be watching, VBG.

TattingChic said...

LOL! Barb, that is such a funny thought picturing you walking through the security gate with the crafting table, LOL! I don't know would it fit on the scanner conveyor belt, Oh, you are soooo funny!

Hi Shabby Addict! Thanks for stopping by! It really made for a great day.

Bonjour, dear Ancolie! You are a sweetie! Thank you for coming to visit!

Hi Heather! Yes, well today is the day for the 100th post/blogoversary! Come on over to join in the fun!

I hope EVERYONE stops by for the party!!! :)

Anonymous said...

PS Love your choice of dates to draw the give away winners!
Judy B

BumbleVee said...

I want to wish you happy 100th....and the blogoversary too.......
I enjoy seeing the tatting goodies...and having fun visiting your blog and others whose names I click on every so often...

please don't put my name in for the prizes...I absolutely can't have, or do, any more fun "stuff".. thanks....

TattingChic said...

LOL! I'm glad you caught on to that Judy!!! Yes, "Tatting Day" seemed like the perfect choice to choose the winner especially since it's so close, LOL!

Thank you for your sweet wishes, BumbleVee! Not to worry, you are not included in the giveaway as you wish! So glad you were thoughtful enough to stop by and leave such a sweet comment, though! :)

Lelia said...

Your tatting is awesome ... I had jury duty a very long time ago. I remember lots of sitting around. I think I had a book.

Where did you find your spoolies? (thread container in previous post) I haven't seen them for awhile.

cotadajdaj said...

I was in a bookstore a couple of weeks ago that you would just love. It's called Barter Books in Alwick, England (The place where the castle is where they filmed alot of the Harry Potter movies). This book store has a lot of older books some from the 1800's, it is so cool. Anyway I picked up an old book called Encyclopedia of Needlework by Therese De Dillmont for the tatting purpose. Lot's of fun! Di

JaneB said...

Hi TattingChic. Thank you so much for picking my name from your number generator. I am totally made up, I have never won a blog giveaway before, how exciting! :-) I couldn't find your email addy to let you know my email addy is bonfieldjane_at_yahoo_dot_com.

TattingChic said...

Hi Lelia! Thanks for visiting! THe plastic tatting thread container "spoolie" I got at Lace Day in LA where a bunch of lace vendors come and sell their wares. I got this from "Loopy Lacer" A.K.A. Lily Morales who sells stuff. I can't find a website for her...maybe you could google her?

Hi Cotadajdaj! Thanks for stopping by again! Two visits from you in one day, how lucky am I!?! That bookstore sounds like an absolutely enchanting place!

Hi Jane! Congrats again and you are most welcome, but don't thank me! Thanks, LOL! Look for the email that I sent to you already at the email address provided on your Blogger profile. If I don't hear back from you by the end of the day I'll send it to this one.