Friday 1 November 2013


Am on holiday!!!

In my lifetime I have had only one holiday which wasn't just 'visiting family'. I am currently on my second ever HOLIDAY.

OK, so it started by staying with my baby sister for 5 nights, but then Mum and I caught the XPT (train) from Sydney (NSW) to Melbourne (Vic).

We had 2 nights there with a 1/2 day bus/ferry tour of the city.

The other 1/2 day we spent walking.

I found a thread-craft store which had Lacis shuttles - so I bought two (my first of this brand).

Now on the Overlander (another train) on the way to Adelaide (SA).

Mum and I have both been tatting and I have photos to show for it (on mum's camera and her cable is in the luggage compartment).

I am doing the last round of the Renulek doiley, while mum is working on her first Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel.

Mum had numerous attempts at learning to tat, and got it Christmas 2011 just in time to teach tatting at the U3A (University of the Third Age - seniors mostly, sharing knowledge and interests).

Mum has also taught various techniques in card making, scrapbooking, patchwork, embroidery (many, many different styles).

She Looooveees Pinterest and uses it now instead of buying magazines to get ideas.

I transfered my thread from the cheap shuttle I was using onto my new Lacis first thing on the train today.

As the shuttle is larger than any I have used, it took a little while to get used to the longer pass needed to get the shuttle through.

That said, it is a NICE smooth shuttle and it will take a LOT more thread which will be good on this round of the Renulek.

Photos will be coming soon.

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