Tatting and still visiting the grandbaby

I'm still in Omaha with the grandson, enjoying seeing him discover his new world. It's so great! He's spending more time awake so more time for us to watch him learn to move and react to sound and light. He's so much more fun to watch than TV!

I have been getting some tatting done. This little doily is made with size 30 DMC Cebelia in Ecru. It measures about 4 1/2 inches across at the points. I spent just over a day doing the seven inside motifs and three days trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the outside. I had an idea of what I wanted it to look like but just couldn't get it to come out right. I started five different times and and cut it off four times. I'm not sure it's really what I wanted it to be but I was just ready for it to be done! I can live with it, and it will make someone a nice gift for Christmas.

I've started another something, I'm not sure yet if it will be a snowflake or a doily. It's in pink and blue - remember, I don't have a lot of choice of colors. You'd think that in a city as big as Omaha there would be someplace that sells more thread choices than a few colors in DMC size 8 and size 80 and white and ecru in size 10 or 20. So far, I haven't found that place. Of course, I'm looking on line so I could have missed a place some where but I don't want to take that much time to do it in person. Kinda of disappointed though, I've been having some pretty neat ideas, but in colors and sizes I don't have with me! I'll just have to write them down and try them when I get home.

A few days ago the package from Lorena Rosechicfriends arrived at my house -what she sent me for winning her 100 post giveaway. As I'm in Omaha and not at home I haven't see it yet. I will share a picture of the goodies with everyone as soon as I get home and see them myself. I'm excited to see what she sent!
This week is Thanksgiving here in the States. I'm not sure yet what exactly we're going to be doing. We are trying to figure out if my daughter and her husband are going to try making a traditional Thanksgiving dinner - turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, etc, - or do something a bit different. But whatever it is it probably won't be with the entire family - my other daughter and her husband, our parents and siblings - because they are all in Kansas. But whatever we do they will be in our thoughts as people we are thankful for. And I wish all of you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving as well.

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