No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, just busy, I hope everyone had a great Christmas, I know I had an interesting one. The week before Christmas the water heater in the apartment above ours burst flooding our apartment, shorting out our water heater and heat for a week, We still had a great if rather chilly holiday.
To catch everyone up on my health, my liver disease is still stable and we're approaching the six year mark since they told my wife and I to plan my funeral, I had two months to live. Fortunately, God knows better than doctors. My leg wound is finally almost healed after 13 months (PTL). And most importantly I am still married to the love of my life, something I am grateful for each and every day.
As far as my tatting goes I've bitten the bullet and entered Fire Mountain Gems contest in the wire and metal category. Two of my pieces combine a chain mail center with a silver wire tatted edging, the third piece is pure tatting. I should hear some feedback in about a month and the winners will be announced officially in about three months. The winners will be awarded a gift certificate from the Fire Mountain site and will be featured in several publications. Wish me luck and say a prayer, its going to be a long wait.
Here are some of the pictures: