Come Learn How to Tat!

Sandra E., a NeedleNerd who is a proficient and accomplished tatter, has agreed to conduct a tatting workshop:

When: Saturday, June 16th, at 2:00 pm
Where: Coffee Fever Roasters, 7475 Douglas Boulevard, Douglasville, GA.

Sandra shared these PDF files for you to download and review before the workshop:

If you’d like to learn how to tat, please come to the workshop and be sure to bring a tatting shuttle (Sandra recommends Clover shuttles) and some size 20 thread (Sandra recommends Lisbeth no. 20) (see photos below). You can find these things at JoAnns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby or online.

Mothers Day

This Sunday is Mothers Day and for the last 30 years, I have been without my mother.  For several years after my Mother died, I could barely go near a card store in the month before Mothers Day.  If I walked by the card section of a store, my throat would start to close up, my heart would start beating hard as I felt my eyes welling up with tears.  I would often have to run out of the store, experiencing some kind of panic attack.

Now, I just avoid card stores and the card aisles of stores most of the time, but the other day, while at Walmart, I cut through the card aisle to get across to the grocery section of the store. I wasn’t thinking about Mothers Day, and there they were….rows of Mothers Day cards.  I felt a tug at my heart and an overwhelming flood of grief. Yes, it’s been 30 years, but I’ve never stopped missing her, and I hope I never do, for if I stopped feeling that grief, then I will feel like I have lost her forever.

A few years ago, I participated in a writers’ workshop.  Every day, I would receive an email that laid out the topic of the day’s writing.  One of the assignments was to write about a day in time I would like to return to and I wrote an essay about my last trip to Jekyll Island with my Mother.  The details of the essay are correct.  I was pleased with how the essay turned out and I’d like to share it with you in memory of my Mom this Mothers Day.  You can read it here (entitled, “A Room With a View”).

NeedleNerds can paint too!

We know that we are a creative bunch, but some of us have multiple creative talents!

Dayna H. moved to Douglasville in the last year and has been busy, decorating her new home.  When Dayna needed some perfect pictures to hang on her newly painted walls, she painted her own!

NeedleNerds meet this coming Monday, May 7th, at 7:00 pm

I hope to see you at the Coffee Fever Roasters (7475 Douglas Boulevard) on Monday. We had a great time last month and this month should be more of the same.  Bring a friend and one of your projects!

Also don’t forget that Knit in Public Day is coming up on June 9th.

JD

The Indigo Bunting is at the feeder

We saw the Indigo Bunting at our feeder for the first time two years ago.  We missed them last year, but we’re delighted to see them again this year!

I snapped these pictures while standing at my kitchen window.  Thankfully, I have a really great camera that has a nice “window” setting and a great zoom feature.