It must be Wine Wednesday

It seems I've missed Tatting Tea Tuesday so it must be Wine Wednesday.  I haven't had the wine yet, but the day is young.  I haven't gotten any tatting in today, either, but I plan to do that next.  I did get tatting in yesterday and I drank tea, I just missed posting.

Yesterday I was working on Angels. Not these - these have been sent off already, but one just like it.  Though  I tatted for several hours I didn't even get one little angel finished.  This is my design and I've been making them for years, but now I'm trying to revise the pattern to make it with only one end.  Unbelievable, I know, but all these years I've made them with multiple ends to hide. Why I've never thought of trying it other ways I don't know, but the lightbulb did finally come on. Now the problem is making it work. I worked on it all day and never got even one Angel completed. The problem are the wings - they just don't work starting from the top. I've tried different stitch counts, but nothing has really worked. Unless I plan on changing the wings entirely this may just have to have several ends whether I like it or not.

Did you all have a wonderful Christmas?  We did.  We were able to get together with both sides of the family and see both of our kids and their families. And then we were lucky enough to have both of the grandsons stay over Christmas night.  They kept us quite busy. I can sure tell I'm not used to having little children around that much anymore. By the time they left, I was tired. We did have fun while they were here though. We played games, strung beads and cut out paper snowflakes then they helped me on the placement of the snowflakes in the window.

I love Christmas. I love the season. I love the weather getting colder with maybe some snow. And I love the giving of gifts. Getting gifts is fun too, but I just love trying to come up with just the right things to to share with each of my family and friends.  It was a bit different this year. This year, when I went to the store I actually had a list of things I wanted to get - no impulse buying!  I made quite a few of the gifts this year, and not just tatting.  Actually, I didn't get much tatting done this year, not as much as usual anyway. I guess I'll have to start a lot earlier  for next year. I guess I'll have to start a lot earlier for next year :-)

Now we're getting to the new year. Do you have New Year's resolutions? I try not to make them, or at least any more than I would on any other day, because I have a terrible time keeping them. Today I'll leave you with a quote from Hal Borland.

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the 
wisdom that experience can instill in us"

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