Hi, nothing van related happened this weekend, thus the silence. I did get to spend about 24 hours with my boyfriend (from Saturday night to Sunday night) so that was awesome but still, not very blog worthy. In addition, Maku attached on to my bf right away and even slept by his feet, which I thought was cool, but again, not of interest to those who have not experienced the awesomeness of my cat personally and up close.
Tomorrow I have to drive 2.5 hours one way for a doctor's visit and a discussion of my minor surgery on Friday. Whopee! That's always fun. On the upside, the VA pays me mileage and I'm in the red on cash so it could be way worst.
Other than that, I've been practicing my tatting. These freaking picots are driving me batty. In case you don't know, tatting is an old form of making lace with little knots. It's very calming and quite pretty when done correctly. It's frustrating and stroke inducing when first learning with a shuttle - at least for me. I hate the learning process. I hate not being able to do what I want to do. I hate practicing. However, after saying all that, I love been an expert on whatever it is that interests me. See the problem?
Tatting is one of the hobbies - there are many - I plan to use to entertain myself, and maybe make a dollar or two, while van dwelling across the US. While most of my creations will be needle tatted, I'm learning shuttle tatting because it's unique, it's difficult, and not many people can do it. I like being able to do what most people can't. Is it ego? Yes. Do I care? No. My motto: As long as no one gets hurt, whatever floats your boats or gets your rocks off is fine by me.
Anyway, while I got the flip without a hitch, these freaking picots are driving me mad. I've tried to hold my hands a 1,000 ways to make it easier and nothing really works. Every time I go to try and stop the thread I either twist it or drop it or do something else not right and it's aggravating the freak out of me. I'm going to get it eventually but until I do, AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! And I can't go on to make anything cool until I get the basics down. Did I mention I've been practicing off and on for over a month? AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Ok, whine over. I just had to get it out my system.
That's it for me. Hope everyone had a great weekend and an awesome Halloween. Stay cool and Be Blessed. Hugs.