I am happy to announce that my latest book, "Toys for Tatting" is finally ready for sale. You can read all the details on my "Books for Sale" page HERE. Here is a quick list of the patterns: pony/unicorn/Pegasus (with and without beads), small rubber duckie, large rubber duckie, troll doll, rag doll, teddy bear, rocket ship, dump truck, block tatted train. (Note: the large and small rubber duckies also work well together as mother and baby ducks. Thanks for the idea, Erin!) If you would like your book autographed or personalized, please let me know when you order. You can use the "note to seller" on the Paypal order, or send me an email. Thanks for your continued support for my tatting patterns. A special thank you for my test tatters, Jane Eborall, Erin Holloway Moseley, Karen Beary Parent, Phyllis Schmidt, Sherry Townsend, and Stephanie Wilson. ***Later: the Paypal buttons were not working at first. I think I have them fixed now.***
When I wrote my previous blog post, I was so happy. My husband was going to be discharged from the hospital later that day. We had a diagnosis to explain why he had been feeling bad lately, and a treatment plan. He was going to get better and I was going to get to go to Palmetto. Well, after that, he was quickly back in the hospital, and he got better again, and then he rapidly got much worse. He passed away on September 5. There were some very bad days, but the last ones were peaceful with no more suffering. There has been such an outpouring of sympathy and love from those who knew. That has helped me keep going in these difficult days. I am reading my emails, but forgive me if I don't get to replying to them all. Bless you all.