Sunday, November 16, 2014
Tatting Angel Gifts...
One of the blogs I have followed for quite a long time is Lace-Lovin' Librarian Diane. She is a master at Tatting. I have been wanting to learn to tat for decades now and with no luck. I just know Diane could teach me but she lives way too far from me. This past year she taught lots of her students...both boys and girls and I must tell you honestly I wished I was back in her school. Recently Diane posted a beautiful doily that she sees a mistake in. I emailed her to ask if I could purchase it from her. Later that night I thought how bold I was to request her work to be sent to me. To my wonderful surprise Diane sent me not only the blue doily but also a bookmark and the most beautiful white snowflake she tats using a little "doodad" charm in the center.
Then in the package was also a baggie of all types of tatting she has done. Some are samples of a pattern she tatted and some are her "oops" she set aside and began again fresh. I feel like I have truly won the Tatting Lottery! Thank you sew very much Diane Dear. I think I shall try to learn once again. These amazing pieces of thread knotted into such beautiful lace really speak to me.
Diane asked what I would do with these pieces. Well here I am thinking they make fabulous adornments to my addiction of Little Wallets. Yes, I am still sewing them. Can't get enough...just like good chocolate. Ihave some other ideas for pieces of tatting she sent along. I feel so blessed and grateful for the heartwarming friendships I have made through blogging.
Here are some Cercis Redbud leaves that are littering our landscape and filling our pond with debris. Instead of seeing them as work to be done, I prefer to see them as Nature dropping beautiful "Heart" shaped colors of Autumn for me to enjoy.
This is a new acquisition for Mr. C and myself. We have some friends who just moved away and this plant/tree could not live in their new environment. When we brought it home it had some leaves and nothing else. Very scraggly and I wasn't certain it would make it. Then...several weeks and it must be happy here. Look at these magical Faerie flowers. I love them. It is also known as Angel's Trumpet and the entire plant is highly poisonous. Who knew? I am still entranced with these flowers.
We have had a little rain and several days of gloomy grey drizzly weather. I am not complaining as I have been able to stay inside and take care of my back. Thank you each and every one for your well wishes. My back is doing better and I am able to be up and about doing mild domestic chores and cooking. Now Mr. C is needing extra well wishes. He is having some sort of "allergic dermititis" otherwise known by me as a very itchy rash. He also is under the weather and fighting off some unknown germ. Back to the doctor tomorrow.
Being grateful for all my many blessings. How are you staying calm in this wonderful season of lots of activities and things to do and see and accomplish? Doing any baking which helps warm the house and smells so good too? Creative Bliss and Joy...