Tuesday, November 13, 2012

All The News Fit to Print


LORI ELAYNE DAVIS (Fields)  Oct 12, 1956 to Feb. 14, 2008   RIP


November?  Time seems to pass quickly since I began dialysis.  Sacramento finally has clouds and a couple of sprinkles.  It was quite nice to day in the low seventies.

ANGELINE H CRICHLOW’S, “Let’s Tat” arrived at my home from Martha Ess.  I was so excited to see it!  Martha tatted a piece from the book and sent to me; that’s part of the deal. Because I am unable to tat currently, Martha kindly enclosed an extra tatted piece for me to send on; such a wonderful lady.  The new piece travels with its own Angel, which stays in the book.  Too much fun!
I was surprised that it is a regular bound book.  When I’d read that she had it published (self-published) I don’t know what I expected but it is a nicely bound book of brown with gold leaf stamping.  It has just about everything you could think of inside.  Some of the patterns are from the 1800’s only written in a more modern style.  It even tells how she tatted a volley ball net!  I must say the quality of the tatting isn’t good and the patterns would improve with some tweaking and new techniques and less cut and tie!  I felt privileged to have it spend time with me.

ANOTHER SURPRISE was the Shuttle flying over Sojourner Park at the end of our street and we were so excited but didn’t get a picture.  BUT THEN I heard they were circling the state capitol building and then flying south.  DH put a director’s chair in the front of the house and a few minutes later, there it was. Overhead and seemed so close, felt like I could touch it.  Tailed by a F-15 Fighter.  Very exiting to me as when I was in the sixth grade at Soap Lake, Washington, the Flying Wing flew over our school.  We were all excited and allowed to go on the school yard to see it fly over out of Moses Lake Air Force Base.  I have always loved planes and had planned to be a Stewardess back in the day, and to learn to fly.  So here it is, flying over my house!


Ladytats said...

That is a wonderful book to read. congrats on seeing the shuttle.
good to see and hear from you a bit Bev.

shannon_in_love said...

i can't believe that i missed the shuttle overhead! i had no idea :( how exciting though.

Karen said...

So wonderful to read a post from you. Blessings to you, Karen in OR

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I was also surprised when Angeline's book arrived at my door. Not only was the book bound beautifully, it's much thicker than I had imagined! Wouldn't it be wonderful if it were reprinted? I know I would buy a copy!

Marty said...

What a wonderful sight, BJ! How lucky you are to have seen it AND been able to get a picture.

Fox said...

Hi, Hi! Hi! Hello! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Whoopeee! It’s really you, my friend! Blogging! What a treat!

The Enterprise flew past my daughter’s place - very close - in NYC , right over the statue of Liberty! Very exciting as well.

So glad you enjoyed Angeline... hope you can put a shuttle in your hand sometime soon...
Lots of xxooxx
Fox : )