Once again

Yes, another lamp shade.

Tatted decorated lamp shade in Lizbeth black, size 20

I have had such fun decorating these lamp shades and the cans they sit on.  The tatting seemed to go quickly and easily, probably due to how excited I was to see them completed; even decorating the cans went quickly.  You see the cans as decorated very simply, which is true, but I have a tendency to over think things like this, but this time I didn't.  I just went with the ideas as they came to me, keeping them simple instead if getting elaborate as I tend to do. 

I've been getting a lot of tatting done, mostly making edgings for cloth runners.  I'm using size 10 thread, which seems huge after using size 20 almost exclusively lately. I ordered several rolls from Handy Hands a few weeks ago specifically for the runners but had to order again yesterday.  I forgot that as size 10 is so much bigger the balls don't go as far as I expect them to.  I have only completed one runner so far but am working on the edgings for a third.  The hardest thing doing edgings for me is it's not really done until it's stitched to the material.   

It's a sunny day today, but cold and blustery.  Yesterday afternoon it was over 70º F but dropped 40º in less than three hours.  We're actually pretty lucky here, there were only a few snow flurries, not like the snow they got farther north.  I've gotten rather spoiled with the mild weather we've had so far this autumn.  It is November so I should expect colder temperatures - just not temperatures we usually see in January!

Today in America we celebrate Veteran's Day.  One of my daughters put together a poster for work to recognize and thank veterans for their service.  As I helped her collect pictures of family and friends who served I realized how many in our family have been in the military.  I want to thank them and all veterans and active duty military for their service.  Their service and sacrifices are recognized and appreciated.

Thank you!

"For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.  It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.  It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.  It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag."
Former Georgia Senator and Governor Zell Miller

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