Friday, July 30, 2010

Zombie Computer! And other announcements ...

It's back up and running! They keys are still wonky, I have no delete button and my space bar is very sensitive. But everything else seems to be working fine! So relieved. I'm still going to need to raise some money for a replacement keyboard and an external hard drive, so that I won't have this kind of scare again. Which brings me to my other news.

I will be reopening my Etsy shop! With tatting and other pieces this time. Today will be dedicated to making some pieces to put in it, so hopefully it will be up and running by Monday. I'll also be selling some of my patterns that I've got saved up. But don't worry, I'll still be posting free ones from time to time.

I'd really appreciate some feedback on what kinds of things you would like to see in the shop. I'm planning on starting out with some small things, stitch markers, jewelry, etc., to begin with.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I killed my computer. *sobbing* All my patterns, my pictures, my files for the books I'm working on, everything. All through a simple act of momentary stupidity, when I set my just-made cup of coffee next to my laptop, and watched in horror as it spilled all across the keyboard. Thankfully my brother, who is a computer guy, was there, and knew to immediately remove the power cord and battery. He opened it up for me, and cleaned out the joe. [What a waste of a perfectly good cup of coffee, too.] He says it should survive. If it doesn't, it's going to take me a long while to save up the $1,500 for a new one. *sigh* I love my mac's, but I hate the price. Especially as a stay-at-home mom with no job. I guess this means I'll be reopening my Etsy shop. And I'll be borrowing time on my dh's pc until we find out for sure.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lady Lace Gets a Makeover

In case you haven't noticed, I gave the blog a makeover to go with my all new logo. Lady Lace School of Crafts is now open, with new classes to start soon. More than just tatting will be offered, and I wanted the blog to reflect that.

Stay tuned for updates about classes coming very soon!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Something Old, Something New

Here's a few things I tatted awhile back.

This one is the first row of the Midnight Violets pattern, that was published in the AntiCraft, only done in the round. The only changes I made were to where I joined.


The thread is an HDT from Marilee Rockley, aka Yarnplayer. I believe this batch was called Summer Trail. Isn't it gorgeous?!


This is a new pattern that I have yet to write up. I intend to also work it out to be a five point star. I did this one as a Star of David for my bonus-sister, as per her request.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hello, blog; we meet again...

Yes, I know it's been months since I posted something. Sorry, sorry. Life got kinda busy... it does that around here.

But. We moved! Into a house! Yay space! We have two bedrooms, two lovely porches, a room just for games (and classes!), and (get this) my very own craft room! Of course, in the frantic jumble of moving things got tossed around, lost, found, lost again, and generally thrown into chaos. So, in short, I have no idea where my shuttles are. Oops.

In the meantime, here's a little something to distract. Also my second reason for chaos.