Saturday, November 1, 2008

She's A Winner! I'm A Winner! Wouldn't Ya Like To Be A Winner, Too!?!

Here's a flash back for ya! This is going back to the 70's. 1977, to be exact. Remember those Doctor Pepper Cola commercials? "I'm a pepper, he's a pepper, she's a pepper, wouldn't you like to be a pepper, too?". I understand this had a different meaning in different cultures, but that's a whole 'nother blog post. If you don't know the commercial I'm talking about you can view this video for a 70's flashback, LOL!

Before you get too lost in that video, I'd love to announce some winners and tell you about another bloggy giveaway!


She's a winner!
Today is the big day to announce the winner
to be completely fair.

Congratulations to Laurie of Charming Designs!!!
She was #53!
Send me your snail mail addy via email, Laurie, and I'll get
your giveaway prize off to you!


I'm a winner!

Her kitty cat, Tsuru, picked me for the winner
of these beautiful hand tatted lace butterflies!
Yes, you read that right!
She has her kitty cat pick winners of the giveaway!
Click here to see that post!
Her kitty has THE most beautiful green eyes!


Wouldn't you like to be a winner, too?
Click on the pink words above to join in on the giveaway fun.

Doesn't this look like a fabulous giveaway gift?
She will reveal the winner on
next Saturday, November 8, 2008.


Congratulations to Laurie and ya know, we're ALL winners, right? Okay, right! Very good, I'm glad you agree! LOL! ;)
Thank you for stopping by. I'm sorry I don't have more tatting to share today, but I've spent all day in for tatting stuff...poor me...more on that in the next post!
Feel free to leave a comment if you feel so inclined. I'd love to hear from you! In case you're wondering about that last post, yes, it really happened...and NO, I don't tell stories like that for attention, LOL! As a matter of fact I usually refrain from sharing all the strange stories in my life, believe it or not, however, Just Go's invitation to participate in the Blogapalooza was just too intriguing!

Caio for now!

35 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Tattycat said...

I enjoyed the flash back Pepper commercial! Congratulations on your win of butterflies. They are sweet. Also, on your first give away. You write the best posts!

angel said...

Lovely Blog i love the sign *As for me and my blog we shall serve the Lord* excellent News.
God bless.
off for a reckie now. Mwah X x X x X

Betzie said...

I remember that commercial...kind of stuck with you for a long time!
I adore your tatting!!! I have a lot from my grandmother that I use, she dyed some of hers as well. But I love your work!
Am off to check out that giveaway...

Marie Antionette said...

Congrats Laurie on winning .What lovely things you won.Thanks alot Hon for stoping by my blog.You are a wonderful friend.You are very much appreciated.Hugs and kisses Marie Antionette

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I would like to be a winner too...but alas I think I am just a big fat loser...Ya know...with the "L" right on my forehead.

Congrats to the winningest girl I know! (:

Susanne said...

Congratulations to Laurie winning the pumpkins and to you for winning those butterflies.
More shopping sounds interesting, lol, I wonder wwhat you have bought now but I think and hope you'll show me one day soon. ;-)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I'm a winner too! just for knowing you :D...yes, all the oldies and goodies come out here :)

Have a great Sonday!
Kathi :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Congrats to the winner! I've been searching for a local tatting group and haven't been successful! Thanks for leaving all that info on tatting for me.


TattingChic said...

Hi Tattycat! Glad you liked the flashback. I remember drinking that cola and thinking it was wayyyy cool, LOL! The power of propaganda, oh well! What can I say? I was just a kid. Thanks for your very kind comment. You're a sweetie!

Hi Angel, thanks for visiting. I enjoyed your comment!
What in the heck is a reckie???

Hi Betzie! Thanks for commenting. That is so totally cool that you have your grandmother's lace and that you use it! Glad to hear that it has gone to someone who appreciates it. Come back anytime!

Hi Marie Antoinette, thanks for stopping by! You're a sweetie pie!

Now, Lady Shuttle Maker, do you really expect me to let you get away with calling yourself a loser? Huh? Do ya? LOL! Now, I wouldn't let anyone else get away with saying that about you so I won't let you, either. As someone who cares about you and counts you in as one of her Tatting Family I want to encourage you to speak more highly of yourself. Those kinds of words attract negativity and you've had ARE a winner in your own right and don't ever forget it!

Hi Susanne! Thanks for the congrats! I'd love to show you my stash. It's really grown this last year. It seems that the size of the stash grows proportionately to size of negativity in my life, LOL! In other words, the harder life gets, the more I tat! LOL!

Awwwww...thank, Kathi! That is a very sweet thing to say! Consider yourself hugged by me! :)

Hi Nancy, I hope we can find you a lace guild somewhere reasonably close to you. I wonder what area you live in. I know there are many lace guilds in California! Hmmmmm...what can we do to make this easier for you?!?!

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations ot Laurie on winning one of your beautiful creatons:>) I went to your give-away post and the story there is so scary! Yikes! If my daughters told me something like that I would freak out! Thank goodness you ran, I am sure it couldn't have been a good place.

NeereAnDear said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the LUCKY winner!!! A lovely prize indeed....

As for me I loved that last story ... spooked as I was... especially the part about him asking you if you wanted to try out the torture chamber...

Lucky for us YOUR ESP kicked in ... or we wouldnt be blessed with knowing you...

Such lovelies you make.... I am in awe of your creativity and talent



Dawnie said...

what a beautiful talent you have. I liked everything i saw..I so want to get back to creating..I want to pull my sewing machine out.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Congratulations Laurie! That gal does so many giveaways it is nice to see her win one ~ once in a while :) Yeah!!!

Love your tatted butterflies. Just lovely.


TattingChic said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for visiting! I don't think my sister and I told my mother. I can't really remember, but I chose to keep it to myself, pretty much (so unlike me).

Hi Jo, glad to see you're feeling better...enough to visit bloggerland! Sorry to spook ya.

Awww...Karen that is nice of you to say about Laurie. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Dawnie, thanks for visiting. I hope you do get back to creating and enjoy every minute of it!

Kim Kasch said...

Beautiful tatting. One day I'll try it too - but right now I'm working on my knitting and maybe felting.

Thanks for popping by.


Yahooo to Laurie!!!!
The butterflies you won are so pretty too!!
((I keep thinking about the post and your sister were so lucky to get out of there!!! Gives me the heebie jeebies!!!))

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Kim Kasch. Have fun with your knitting and felting. I'd love to know if you decide you'd like to tat someday. :)

Oh, stop thinking about that awful story, Vintage Girl at Heart! That was a lllloooonnnggg time ago and no harm done, except for maybe a few nightmares when I really think about it. Bleeeaaack...I don't really like to think about it. Let's think about tatting instead, because that's a lovely productive thing in the here and now. (hugs) and please don't trouble your mind any longer.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Tat!
Thanks for your sweet comments! I see you are still tatting away!! Those little butterflies are so adorable! Congrats to the winner, lucky girl... darn!
Now the Pepper song is gonna be stuck in my head, "wouldn't you like to be a pepper tooooooo"?
Hugs, Sherry

Thistledew Farm said...

I came across your site while visiting Fraker Farm. I crochet so can appreciate the effort going into tatting. Thanks for sharing. I'm going on over to the butterfly site - they are very pretty.

TattingChic said...

LOL! Sorry about the song getting stuck in your head, Sherry! Oopsy. It was just going through my mind when I wrote the title. I'm not sure what the deal is with the last few posts being "song inspired" but that's how it's been, LOL! Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Thistledew Farm! Welcome and thanks for stopping by from Paula's! I love your photo of the thistle! There is a famous tatted doily that has a beautiful thistle motif. You'd probably like it! Come by any time!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Those butterflies are dreamy! Looks like they could flick right off the screen!

Farm Chick Paula said...

I'll try to be a good sport.. congrats, Laurie!!

celestina marie said...

So nice to see you. I remember that jingle from the Dr. Pepper commercial. Lucky Laurie and Congrats to her. She also won my anniversary giveaway in August.
Love your tatting, you are so talented and make it look easy. Always beautiful!
Have a nice eveing.
la rea rose

Lace hearts said...

How lovely - what will you do with the butterflies. Have you displayed lots of tatting on your walls?
Now, I can help you out with Angel's answer... a 'reckie' is English slang for checking something over - so, she means she's going back to take a look!
Big congratulations to your winner. And thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my posts - your last comment about being your mom did make me smile!

Rue said...

Now I'm going to have that song in my head all day LOL

Congratulations to the winners!!

Have a great day :)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I'm still a winner because you're still here! :). Just dropping by to tell you I'm thinking of you today!

Prayers and hugs,
Kathi :)

Tracy said...

Congrats to your winner...LOVE your tatting, they are sweetest butterflies...such pretty ice cream colors! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

TattingChic said...

Hi Becky, thanks. Didn't she do a lovely job on the butterflies?

Awww...Paula, LOL! I feel the same way when there's a giveaway. Chin up, Laurie doesn't have your beautiful silkies! They're so cute! ;)

Thank you for your lovely comment, Celestina! Always so nice to have you stop by when you have the time.

Hi Lace Hearts, I have an idea with the butterflies that I think i will show you all later! They have to get here first. She was gracious enough to let me use the picture from her blog to show what I had won. Thank you for the quick lesson in British Slang. I feel more knowledgeable now, except now I'm curious as to how "reckie" came to be slang for checking something out...what word is it derived from, I wonder!?!

Hi Rue, thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate your visits.

Awwwww....that is very sweet, Kathi!

Hi Tracy! Glad to have you for a visit. Thanks for the comment.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lucky Laurie. She's one of my favorite blogs too.
And, btw, now I have that little tune in my head. :) Thanks for the fun flashback.

angel said...

Hi again TattingChic......... SORRY for the confusion *blush*... Reckie comes from the word Reconicence, ie a soldier would go on a Reckie [Reconicence] to make sure there was no snipers....
Hope i have not confused you even more. *smile*

Love and hugs. X x X

Anonymous said...

I love winning! Great give aways!

Barb said...

Hi Tatting Chic,

I remember that commercial. Now I can't get the jingle out of my head.
Thank you very much-hehe.

Congrats to Laurie-Yay!!!

Have a wonderful evening.


TattingChic said...

Hi Cathy, thanks for stopping by!

Oh, Angel, thank you. No, I'm not at all confused by that. As a matter of fact, I find origins of word and phrases intriguing. So this is like what we'd say here across the pond, "I'll go scout it out" like a scout from a war camp checking out what's ahead... or spying...just like your "reckie". Fascinating! Thank you for teaching me somehting new!

Hello, Meredith Teagarden, thanks for visiting again! Welcome back anytime.

Hi Barb, sorry to plant the tune in your head, LOL! I do hope it doesn't stay too long...unless you find it pleasant. Glad you made a visit here in my neck of the woods.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Laurie is such a sweetie, I am so glad she won!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Amy. Yes, Laurie is a sweetie, isn't she.