What a fun day in Blogger-land today! I've had 3 really really cool things I want to share with you today.
This bookmark has utterly consumed my entire being for the last 24 hours! It all started when my friend Matt...
( he gave me permission to use his first name and last name, address, phone number and run a small advertisement for him that he is single and available. I opted to just use his first name and State of residence in the US...there's a link to his my space page on his name...please don't judge him by the pic of the wierd girls with the pink wigs where his photo should be...that's NOT him! Besides, he's a nice guy.)
... from Connecticutt said to me, "TattingChic...." well, he really didn't say "TattingChic" but you get the idea right? He said, "TattingChic....will you tat something for me?"
I was actually kind of surprised by the request as he doesn't seem the kind of guy who would request a piece of handmade lace, but we never really know people, do we? LOL!
I said, "Okay..." thinking about how he's really kinda helped me out in a tight spot in the past and probably deserves a little tatting, "I know, I'll tat you a bookmark! What color do you want, blue?"
To my utter surprise he came back with "White....yeah...white....no...red roses...I want red roses with white...."
"Uhmmmm....okay...are ya sure about that Matt?", I said knowing that this guy is not effeminate in the least and has a powerful attraction toward women. Not that heterosexual men can't be liking red roses or lovely things, that's not what I'm saying...so what am I saying?
I really don't know what it is I'm saying...I'm very sleep deprived right now, go easy on me...LOL
He said most assuredly, "Yup, red roses, that's what I want...and white...and I want it BIG, too
none of this little stuff."
Okay, I know a way around that. I used size 20 thread...LOL! The bookmark measures 9 inches long and is 2 and 1/4 inch wide...Is THAT big enough for ya, Matt?
So, here's the thing. I know there are other rosette style bookmarks out there and they're nice, they're okay, but they're just not something I wanted to spend my time tatting so I happened to have these vintage workbasket needlework magazines out that I inherited from my Grandma and I felt inspired by this old baby bonnet pattern from the Feb 1969 Workbasket. I've tatted that bonnet when I was fifteen and it was just beautiful. So, I redesigned the rosettes a bit more to my liking and connected 5 of them with a round also of my own design. I had to cut off the first design as it had severe design flaws, but the mathematics of the stitch count all worked out in the end so this is what I ended up with.
It's way too big for a regular bookmark I would normally make, but it's MATT's bookmark. I'll probably redesign it again just for fun.
Here's where the obsession came in. Yesterday at 3:00pm I started drawing the picture
of the bookmark design I saw in my head. Wrote in my own version of shorthand the pattern and tatted for about 2 hours.
I woke up at 12:45am...couldn't sleep...started tatting...til 4:30am...ate breakfast and then tatted
it all day until 5:00pm I couldn't stop! I did eat, but I just couldn't stop til it was done. Wierd, that!
It's my first tag...tee hee!
4. Tag 4 people at the end of your entry.
6 Unimportant things about TattingChic
1. I own 3 versions of "Pride and Prejudice" videos.
2. I think that Red Vines or Twizzlers make a great straw
for my Diet Coke at the movies if you bite off each end and stick it into
the cup it lends a strawberry/cherry essence to the Diet Coke...yum.
3. I never could get into Soap Operas.
4. I've never been to an Opera.
5. I think that Colin Firth is kind of a hottie....yeah, I do....
(but then, so is Charlie Sheen and Brad Pitt, well, he's okay...LOL)
6. German Chocolate Cake is my absolute favorite cake.
And there you have it folks, now don't you feel deeply enriched and like you know me
so much better now?
Okay so now it's time to tag 4 other people...heh heh heh...(rubs hands together)
Okay girlies...get taggin'! I know I know, some of you have already been tagged, but that's what you get for being such special peeps in blogger-landia!
Added Edit: June 19, 2008 Please consider the tag optional. It's all about having fun and getting to know each other better. :)
So, thirdly, this is another fabulous thing that
happened to me today!!!
She gave me permission to use the pics from her blog to show you the wonderful hand painted message board that she made.
Here's a closeup of Laurie's beautiful hand painted flowers.
She also makes these adorable birdies and whimsies and pretties. You really should check out her blog, too when you get a chance. It's fun.
Well, thank you to my Tatting Muse for keeping me up all night and to Barb and Laurie for a wonderful day in Blogger-land!
I wish you all the very best of luck and I'm very glad that you stopped by for a visit. Please remember that comments are always welcome. I enjoy each and everyone of them.
Luv n' stuff,