Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happy International Friendship Day!!!

Did you know that the first Sunday of August is International Friendship Day? ...and did you also know that the U.S. Congress declared it so in the year 1935? Well ya do now! (It is, unless you're from Argentina or Uruguay where Friendship Day is celebrated every July 20th and has been since the year 1969.) Happy International Friendship Day! I'm not sure why the U.S. Congress decided that they were the declarers of International Friendship Day (LOL), nonetheless, they did and so it is.

In honor of this special occasion I tatted a heart

just for you, my friends.

Here it is!

Motif #10 I Heart My Friends!

This little heart is the clover drop heart pattern from Be~Stitched. It was tatted in DMC Perle' size 8 #3689. It will count as Motif #10 for the 25 Motif Challenge.

That's right! I do heart you and all my other

wonderful friends online and offline...LOL!

Thank you for being wonderful and supportive,

fun and encouraging, and most of all,

Thank YOU for being YOU!

Through the internet I have been able to become

acquainted with wonderful people

(tatters and non-tatters alike).

From all over the USA to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Korea,

Australia, Canada, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Malaysia,

Germany, Singapore, Ireland, England, France... name it...

I've "been there" and visited with some wonderful,

creative people like you who have enriched

my life and kept me company and taught me about

your cultures and intelligent and generous creativity

through your blogs or emails or both.

Now, as to my off-line life, today is my friend's birthday....hmmmm....I am low on the funds with which to buy a gift. She has mentioned to me that she wants to learn to tat someday so maybe I'll give her this heart so she'll have something from me AND maybe it will stoke her desire to learn to tat a little bit enough to prompt her to actually learn....bwah ha ha ha (rubbing hands together) we'll see if my evil plan works...LOL! What do you think?

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a fabulous Friendship Day and a lovely week in general. Comments are always appreciated. I read each and everyone of them.

Caio for now!

TattingChic :)

(or chic~lette, or chic-a-dee, those are some cute nick-names my friends have given me)


52 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Anonymous said...

Happy International Friendship Day to you too!!!!!!! LOL You know we also consider ours "international". LOL I join you on this day because I want to celebrate again. I hope everyone can take at least a bit of the day to share with their friends in some way. I also hope more and more people get to know about this day. Have a lot of fun, enjoy yourself!

Anonymous said...

By the way, the heart is beautiful, it's the best present you could give and I'm sure she'll appreciate it... with her heart. ;-)

Clyde said...

Happy Friendship Day to you from beautiful Brantford, Ontario, Canada from one tatting friend to another. May your shuttles always be full of Hand Dyed Tatting Thread. Have a good day.

Marie Antionette said...

You are the sweetest person,I'm so happy to have met you here in blog land.Your heart is so pretty.I love the color.I will have to show my daughter.Poor thing has not been able to blog lately,work has her floored.Anyway,I did learn something new.I had no idea about
Friendship Day.Hugs Marie Antionette

rochambeau said...

Happy Friendship Day Tatting Chic! So glad we met. Your heart is a masterpiece. Have fun celebrating the life of your friend today!


wickedtats said...

oh dear now that I've seen the various mini nicks i'm so tempted to call you gummy!!! =) since for some reason in PR everyone calls gum "chic-lay" the brand of gum)

TattingChic said...

Hi Verito! So glad you had time to stop by, you busy girl, you! I'm so glad you introduced me to friendship day. Thank you for the compliment on the heart. :)

Oh, Clyde, thank you! What a very sweet wish! I love the thought of always having my shuttles full of HDT's!

Thank you, Marie Antoinette. I know this sounds sappy, but that is about the sweetest thing anybody ever said to me. I think I'm tearing up! LOL! No, really, I'm not being sarcastic!

Hello, Constance of Rochambeau, I've enjoyed your amazing artistry in your blogging. Thank you!

That's funny, Wicked Tats, because
chiclets are a brand of gum here. It's a really OLD brand of gum and hard to find anymore...LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Your heart is lovely! I was sifting through my fabric cabinet yesterday looking for a long lost piece of lace when I came across several old tatted pieces. I just love them! Happy to have made a new friend on this the day after International Friendship Day. Blessings... Polly (Illinois)

TattingChic said...

Polly, I do hope you post about your old tatted pieces of lace. What a treat that would be! Thanks for the visit!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Pretty pretty heart!
hmmmm your evil plan is ingenious!
Happy friendship day to you and we love you too!

Tara said...

Happy Friendship Day to you! I like your evil plan, hope it works. Come let's have a maniacal laughing fit. Bwa ha ha ha ha!


Tatskool said...

Go make another tatter, she will love the heart and be itching to learn.
Happy Day to you.

Barb said...

I didn't know it was International Friendship Day. I always learn something from your blog.

Happy Friendship day to you. I am very glad I met you online. My life is much richer for it.

Your heart both tatted and what is inside are just beautiful.


TattingChic said...

Awww...thanks for da wuv, Lady Shuttle Maker! You're so cute!

Yes, Tara, bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.....

Hi Tatskool, we shall see. I can only hope.

Thank you Barb, that is a really sweet thing to say. I appreciate it. I meant what I said in my post and it applies to you as well.

Tattycat said...

Happy International Friendship Day to you too our little TattingChic! You are a true friend and I value you very much.
The heart is very pretty. I am sure your friend will be very happy with it.

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Happy Belated Friendship day to you, too! :) I think your idea to seduce your friend is brilliant. You evil genius, you. :)

TattingChic said...

Hi TattyCat. I cherish your comment. What a sweet thing to say. I am so glad to call you a friend.

Hi, Kids Nappin'? I'm Scrappin'!
You make me laugh...bwah ha ha ha ha.

Pat said...

And, a Happy IFD Day to you too! I love the #10 Heart Motif. Hearts are something I include on my quilting/embroidery designs all the time. I guess they have become my "signature." I love this tatted's lovely. Thanks for showing it to us and also for visiting my blog today and commenting so nicely! Pat

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Pretty pink heart .. glad you came by and thanks on Shirley's new hairdo(:)
hugs Patty

Scrappy Jessi said...

so sweet.
happy i day to you too.
your so sweet.

TattingChic said...

Hi Pat, thanks for your lovely comment! I love hearts, too. They are a good standby for me to tat when I am wondering what to tat.

Hi Patty, from Attic Clutter. I'm so glad you stopped by. Your friend's hairdo turned out great.

Welcome, Scrappy Jessi. Thanks for visiting today. I appreciate the comment.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

That dainty little heart is so beautiful! I love the pale pink :)

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Happy IFD to you as well! The heart is darling... I liked your t-shirt too!

Mandy said...

Happy Friendship Day to you and all crafters.
Before reading your post I had never heard of Friendship Day. What a lovely idea.
The heart is beautiful.

quiltdude said...

Happy International Friendship day to you too from the UK!!
The heart is beautiful I'm sure your friend will love it.

Ais said...

HAppy Friendship day to you too...Chic. The heart is 2 cute...

Fete et Fleur said...

I love the evil laugh thing!! It made me laugh! I LOVE your tatted heart. Thank you!


Rebecca Ramsey said...

And to you too my friend! I do so appreciate your friendship. You are a sweet heart!

TattingChic said...

Hi, Grizzly Mountain Arts, thank you for the compliment on my pale pink heart.

Thank you, Nikki, I think this will be the last summer for that Tshirt and then the tatting will be recycled onto some other shirt, maybe a pink one next.

Hi Mandy, I just learned of frienship day in July from Verito. She's from Argentina.

Thank you Quiltdude. Good to have you visit again!

Hi, Ais! The heart was really easy to do to and I have a link to the pattern right under the picture if you ever wanted to tat it.

Nancy, thank you so much for the compliment. So glad to have made you laugh!

Becky, thank you so much. I'm glad to have a friend like you. You're such a talented writer and it's fun to read your blog.

Thimbleanna said...

What a sweet heart! And maybe tatting lessons to go along with the heart for the perfect birthday present???

Rosemary said...

Thank you!!
I didn't know about International Friendship day. Thanks for teaching me something new.

Tutti Chic said...

What a beautiful post! Happy belated friendship day to you! :) chris

Edie Marie's Attic said...

And a Happy IF Day to you! Wait... IF day? That just sounds a little iffy to me! LOL (it doesn't take much to amuse me)
Your heart is magnificent! You always amaze me with your tatting talent. You must be a very patient person for such a delicate art.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Sherry

Lilla Blanka said...


Thank you for your sweet comment in my blog! *big hug*

Oh what a great idea to have a Happy International Friendship Day!

I hope your day was filled with happiness and sunshine :)

Unfortunately it´s raining here in Sweden..we have had some really hot and synny days so I guess some rain is good for us..(hmm)

Take care,

Lace Threads said...

Happy Friendship Day to you as well, though I'm a little late! What a lovely idea, and I adore the heart you've tatted to go with it.
I'm aiming to try tatting in the autumn. That's the plan!

Natasha Burns said...

Happy international friendship day to you too, and hoep your friend had a lovely birthday - she would love the tatted heart for sure!

Tracy said...

OH, how sweet, TattingChic!! I didn't know about this special day. I think it's wonderful to have a day set aside for friendship! Thank you for the gift of your beautiful heart...and not just this gorgeous tatted one you've made us, but also your real, beautiful heart inside. I am so glad to have met you in recent months and call you my friend! :o) ((BIG HUGS))

TattingChic said...

Hi Thimbleanna, what a great idea!

Oh, thank you, Rosemary. I just learned about it myself from a friend in Argentina.

Thank you so much, Chris from Tutti Chic.

LOL! You are funny, Sherry from Edie Marie's Attic. I guess we could take it one step further "What IF" Day! LOL! Thank you for the compliment on the heart.

Hi Mia from Lilla Blanka. Rain is a good thing once in a while, it's true. Thank you for your visit and very nice comment.

Hello Lace Threads, thanks for the comment about the heart. That is wonderful news you plan on learning to tat in the fall! I remember you mentioning wanting to learn before, but now there's a plan. That's great to hear! Keep me posted.

Hi Natasha Burns, thank you, I hope so. You're sweet. :)

Hi Tracy! That is such an incredibly sweet thing to say. I appreciate that so much. I also appreciate your friendship. You're a sweetie!

Mya said...

Happy international friendship day my blogging friend. Wow, hallmark must have missed that one.

Shabby Addict said...

How adorable is that heart! I wish I would have known it was Friendship day on friendship day! Oh well, I'll have to mark my calendar next year ; )

TattingChic said...

Hi Mya, yes, Hallmark missed the boat with friendship day...LOL!

Hello, Shabby Addict, and thank you! Maybe next year you can celebrate it. Though, it's never too late in the year to tell our friends we love them.

La Belette Rouge said...

Even before seeing your beautiful heart I knew you had a beautiful heart. Happy International Friendship day to you to. Thanks for your very kind message re: my kitty. Missed you and happy to be back.xo

TattingChic said...

Hi La Belette Rouge, thanks for the very sweet comment. Good to have you back.

Rue said...

I think giving her that heart would be a beautiful gesture :)


Dantatter said...

Yes it is funny they decide it is an International Friendship Day, lol. But it is ok, we can never have too many friendship days though.
And by the way a lovely heart you tatted.

TattingChic said...

Awwww...Thanks Rue.

Hi Dantatter! Thanks for visiting and for the comment! I'm glad you're my online friend.

KathyJ said...

Your heart is gorgeous!

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy International Friendship Day! Well, a few days late, but they should really call it International Friendship MONTH, don't you think? What a wonderful concept! And ever the more relevant these days with the world wide web. So to you, my friend, happy friendship month from Japan! Thank you for the beautiful, beautiful heart. It surely is exquisite and wondrous to behold. And congratulations on your latest win! I'm especially happy for you, since you were really eyeing this one!

Here's to many more happy projects and posts!

TattingChic said...

Thank you so much, Kathy J!

Hello, Bella Sinclair! What a sweet and thoughtful comment you just left on my blog, thank you so much! I sure love your whimsical drawings on your blog.

Sarah said...

Lovely heart!
Vintage Lily

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Sarah!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Howd I miss Friendship day????? O thats right...working midnight shift. O well...Happy Belated Friendship Day to you talented friend!