OCTOBER NEWS PREVIEW Be sure to visit Wickedtat's blog. A mystery giveaway is in the air and the deadline for getting in on it is coming soon! Look above Donnacha and Brother Bear on this blog for her addy. I've been the recipient of Wickedtat's gift giving and believe me, she packs a 'mean' box! (wild cackle, as it is in October)
THE SAGA of Design-Tat CONTINUES and the continuing struggle by Ridgetater has not abated! The design program being used by the class is Windows-based; and the free program I'm using is not adequate to the task. I mean, it can't be ME! LOL My first visual looks as though it were done by a very young child on an etch a sketch. Or someone who is demented (oh wait! That would be me)! If I were not demented already, I'm sure assignment four would have sent me there!
Then; and, I'm really not whining here (pass my glass, please); I have not fully adjusted to my MacBook and transferring a file to a pdf. that will upload. Oh, and let's just not discuss the fact that even though I've tatted this motif at least six times, there is no photo; and, I discovered, on the last written pattern, that the stitch count was off by ONE stitch and needed rewritten. In the interest of my reader's (presuming you are still with me) I'll stop right here. sigh However, I must thank Jane Eborall for her kind statement when I sent her a copy of my visual; I can't imagine she EVER produced anything similar. I began this class by saying, "Even though I'll never become a designer. . ." I can only say the statement was prophetic. However I do promise, no matter if it is barely adequate, to post a photo of the finished motif in the future. It's only fair after you have stayed at my side during this journey.
POSTCARD MANIA I signed up for the Postcard exchange at In Tatters forum.
My partner's cards are from Ireland, Scotland, Oregon and there are a few more to arrive ~ Oddly enough, Silver City misses the boat on postal cards. Why does this not surprise me. I'm thinking I should toddle, or waddle down, with my camera and get some shots of the truly interesting sites/sights in town. Tye-dyed, psychedelic T shirts worn by old, tired hippies, guitar players with dreadlocks, oh, and the art gallery on every corner. Pictures of the sights not seen in the four-color brochures prepared by the village wanna be'. Lest this seems harsh, I truly invite you to move here! The sites would be better, but not as much fun.
Silver has really lovely architectural interest. From the 1800's wild west, Antebellum, to the Victorian edifice which abound upon the narrow, one-way off streets.
In the spirit of fairness I must add that other areas seem to suffer the same sort of lack in their postcard selections, as evidenced by forum comments. My friend Madur in New Deli shared that her postal person required her to put the postcards inside of envelopes in order to mail them! I'm glad Silver didn't hear about that advice; sounds so like what they might practice.
Ironically, the new HOUSE series has begun on TV; and, since I'm doubting my sanity at present (motif+stitch count+Upload failure) I shall bid you adieu!