Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Out with the old and in with the New! New Year, that is! Welcome 2oo9! Good-bye 2008! Ah, I look forward to the new year with an abundance of hope for something better! 2008 kicked my butt! How about yours? Is anyone else's behind sore from the buttkicking year of 2008? LOL! You think I'm kidding! This year has been hard, but I'm not bitter! LOL! ;)

Let's get our minds off our sore bumbs and look at some pretty tatting shall we?
Like the December Snowflake
from Fairiebees!

Thank You, Fairiebees!

You may recall that I did a blog post
earlier this month about
from Fairiebees!
She says she will be sending the winners
a snowflake a MONTH for a whole year!
I love it!
Let's take a closer look,
shall we?

She says this is called

"Cherub's Wing Snowflake"

It is done with 2 shuttles in size 30 thread.

Thank you, Fairiebees!

Isn't it pretty?

Doesn't your bottom feel better now?
Happy New Year to you all! I hope you are enjoying ringing in the New Year! Some of you will have already by the time this is posted! I mentioned earlier that I am not bitter! No, really I am not bitter because 2008 was the year of the blog for me! When things got tough I started blogging. I have never really gotten into blogging before this year and I am so glad I did! My life has been greatly enriched by all the wonderful blogging friends I have made! Thank YOU! I appreciate the friendships I have developed over this year through blogging! I remember posting my very first post and I wondered if even 1 person would look at my blog! Well, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that more than 1 person has and I have enjoyed every comment and all the wonderful visitors! Thank you so much for blessing my life with your joy and encouragement! I have enjoyed visiting many of your blogs as well! Have an absolutely fabulous 2009. May the new year bring us all love, joy, prosperity, good health and peace!

70 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Linda said...

A very Happy New Year to you and all your family, I hope that 2009 is much kinder to you. The snow flake is just beautiful and you get one every month what a great prize.
Cheers and best wishes.

La Belette Rouge said...

Happy New Years to you, dear TC!:-)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Yuppers! My behind is sore! I don't wan't to complain either but let's just hope 2009 is much better!

Susanne said...

Happy New Year and I hope 2009 will bring you lots of good days.
Lovely snowflake.

JaneB said...

Happy New Year to you. I hadn't realised you were fairly new to blogging your blog looks very professional. I hope 2009 will be kinder to you. Best wishes.

Clyde said...

All the best in the New Year and may there be many happy tatting adventures.

Ninu said...

Happy New Year TattingChic,Have a wonderful 2009 you win lots of giveaways this year tooo :D

Kathleen Grace said...

I t a little butt kicking from 2008 too, glad to see it go and have a fresh start! Happy New Year to you!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Linda. I am looking forward to getting a snowflake each month.

Hi La Belette Rouge! Happy New Year to you, He-Weasel and Lily! I just wanted to ask you to PUH-lease don't call me TC. I HATE it! I hate being called TC, not YOU! I like you! In fact, I have enjoyed your blog and enjoyed your visits and comments throughout 2008 and look forward to many more during what I'm hoping is a fabulous year for all of us in 2009
~TattingChic (not TC, HATE "TC", I like YOU, though! )

Hi Lady Shuttle Maker, Here's to a fabulous 2009 for all of us, AYE?

Hi Susanne! Thank you! Glad you like the lil' snowflake.

Hi JaneB, thank you! Yup, just started the blog in March. I was inspired by many other tatting blogs out there.

Thank you, Clyde. I appreciate your sweet New Year's wishes!

LOL, thank you, Ninu! The giveaways were the BEST thing about 2008...not to mention the fabulous exchanges as well...(please don't call me tc)...I appreciate your visits and comments and hope for many more of them in 2009!

Yes, Kathleen Grace, let's move forward with a fresh start in 2009 and hopefully it will be better for so many of us! :)

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Happy New Year, TattingChic! Good riddance to 2008. Here's hoping 2009 is a better year for all of us. Looking forward to seeing your monthly snowflakes, too.

Jen r. said...

Happy New Year to you too!! I am looking forward to another year of reading your fab posts!

Linda said...

Happy New Year! Beautiful snowflake and one a
All the best to you in 2009...may the new year treat you kindly....hugs, Linda

Tatskool said...

Nice knowing you too Chic, I love reading your blog.
Wish you a happy, peaceful and wonderful new year and everything you wish for yourself.

La Belette Rouge said...

Dear TattingChic: I am so sorry. I have a name in non-blogging life and people often shorten it and I hate it. So I understand how you feel. Happy New Year to you, dear Tatting Chic!!xoxo

TattingChic said...

Hi Steph, thanks for stopping by! I will be sure to post the monthly snowflakes and hopefully tat some of my own. I'm thinking of starting the 25 motif challenge again as soon as I finish this one...only, the new 25 motif challenge with snowflakes! I love snowflakes and there are so many I want to tat and haven't yet.

Awww...thanks, Jen R! I look forward to you stopping by to read them! I sure have enjoyed your bloggy friendship!

Yeah, one a month, cool, huh, Linda!? Thanks for the good wishes for the new year!

Hi Tatskool! Thanks a bunch for your sweet comment! I have enjoyed all of them throughout 2008 and look forward to more from you in 2009! I love your blog, too!

Dear La Belette Rouge,
Oh, not to worry one bit!!! Please! Thank you so much for understanding! You are a gem. Enjoy your puppy and wonderful year of fun ahead of you...for all of us, hopefully! :)
Luv n' stuff,
~TattingChic LOL!

Betzie said...

Hope you have a better year for sure! Love your tatting news and tatting projects! Hope to see you this year too! xo betzie

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Okay. That's it! I gotta learn to tat! That snowflake is just GORGEOUS!!! Yup. That's gonna be my New Year's Resolution! I just this minute decided!

Making a mental note to pick up a tatting shuttle and a spool of tatting thread(bobbin? ball? skein? what DO you call a "thing" of tatting thread??) next time I'm in town. I understand there are some good tutorial videos online.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Happy New Year to you my blogging friend :) Thank you so much for being a frequent flyer on my blog and for posting so many lovely comments. I really do appreciate your visits.

Best wishes for 2009 :) Happy Tatting!

~ Karen

Bella Sinclair said...

Darlin', you have a very big fan base, and rightly so. Thank YOU for all your heartwarming comments and inspiring work. Your posts always bring a smile to my face, no matter how tired or crummy I'm feeling. I hope 2009 brings you so much goodness, you won't know what to do with it all. :D

rosechicfriends said...

Hi there sweet lady!
I wanted to make sure I stopped by to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR. I SOOOOO understand you hard year...this is one I hope to never repeat. I am praying GOD will encourage us on into a better 2009!

I wanted to let you know how much your sweet comments have been to me. You have been a constant and I so appreciate that!


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Chic!

I am in total awe of your tatted angel tree topper! ABSOLUTELY beautiful!! I think it's the prettiest angel I've ever seen because you can see the love put in every stitch.

The snowflakes are so lovely too. I've always loved snowflakes for the uniqueness they represent. And yours are quite incredible!

Happy New Year and may God bless ALL of us with LOTS of PROSPERITY in 2009!! Big hugs, Sherry

Fiber Focus said...

Thanks for the greetings over at Fiber Focus! I hope 2009 is a wonderful year for you. I must say I am so glad to say good-bye to 2008... Whew! What a wammy of a year!

I do look forward to having you on as a guest. I think a lot of people will be interested to hear more about tatting, so when you are ready, send me a note as I have an idea on an angle for the article.

Enjoy your festivities!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TattingChic, thank you for making 2008 so nice with your friendship. I'm sure 2009 will be better. That snowflake is very pretty.

I wish you all the best for this new year.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy New Year to you too! I'm so grateful for your friendship!
Love, Becky

Victoria Lynn said...

Thank you for your kind comments and friendship in 2008! May God richly bless you in 2009.
Victoria Lynn

Alice W. said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!!! I hope that 2009 won't kick your butt as much...hehe ;)

And how fun to receive a new snowflake every month! What a wonderful gift...congrats!

Valerie said...

Happy New Year, TattingChic!

Now that I've just started my blog (abeit a really slow start), I will have lots to learn from you about blogging. You're doing a fab job so far.

Here's to a good tatting year! Cheers!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I think your photo of the snowflake is gorgeous! I totally forgot that we were going to get one every month! I was just happy to win one! Hope you have a happy New Year!

Draffin Bears said...

To my Tattingchic blog friend ~ I want to wish you wonderful times ahead for 2009.
May you have happiness, good health and I look forward to seeing all your tatting creativity.

I cherish the friends I have made through my blog and look forward to more fun times ahead.

Hugs Carolyn

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Betzie! I hope you stop by often this year!

Oh, Karla! Good for you! Yup,it's a "ball of thread" and a tatting shuttle and you're good to go. Get a larger size thread. I always recommend crochet cotton size 10 because a larger size is easier to work with! Many people who have taught themselves by using online resources have told me that YouTube has some very useful vids! Oh, this is so exciting! I feel like a proud tatting mama, LOL!

Thank you, Karen! You are a dear blogging friend and I've really enjoyed getting to know you! ((Hugs)) to you!

Thank you so very much, Bella SInclair! You are a doll! I'm glad we've become blogging friends and I'm looking forward to getting to know you better in 2009!

Lorena, may we both have a fabulous year! Thank you for all your fab posts and commments!

Thank you for your sweet comments about my tatting, Sherry! Oh, yes, PROSPERITY for all, that is a fabulous thought for 2009! May it be realized!

Very cool, Fiber Focus! I look forward to it and I'm interested in knowing the angle you have!

Oh, Dear Verito! It's so nice to have you back on the blog scene! I hope it is for a long time! Don't be a stranger! Come visit often! I miss you!

Becky, you are such a doll! I have enjoyed EVERY single post...except that one that grossed me out...was it spiders??? Was that the one...? Yeah, don't ever do spiders AGAIN, but OTHER than that one I LOVED EVERY SINGLE POST! You are a gifted writer and lovely blogging friend. Oh, and I love your book, too! Thanks for you comments on my blog too. Reciprocity is important in a friendship and you are fabulous at that.

Thank YOU, Victoria Lynn. Here's to many more blog visits between the two of us in 2009!

Hi Alice W! Thank you, come back often in 2009, okay?

Thank you, Valerie! Yes, good luck with your blog in the upcoming year! I think that the fabulous tatting bloggers have taught me (by example) that the secret to a great tatting blog is to POST consistently and regularly and LOTS of tatting pictures...everybody loves eye candy! That's about it! Easy, aye?

Yes, Cindy, we get one every month for a WHOLE YEAR! Isn't if fabulous? I really think I'm going to have to get that feather tree!!! Hee hee! Your beautiful photo of your snowflake on my blog inspired me to take better pictures of Fairiebees' snowflakes each month!

Hi Carolyn! Thank you for sharing your sweet friendly sentiment with me! Hope to see you many times in 2009...both on your blog and on visits to mine!

A Romantic Porch said...

Yes, 2008 has been hard very hard, but I met wonderful friends like you! Happy New year! xo rachel

Lori said...

Happy New Year to you too!!! i hope 2009 is more kind to your behind...LOL...have a wonderful year full of blessings and joy!!!

your snowflake is lovely:)what a nice thing to look forward to every month...see 2009 is already better:)

Pat said...

Hey there, just wanted to wish you a wondrous and Happy New Year!!! I'll look forward to seeing all your beautiful work all year...take care. Pat

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You are sooo cute my dear! Yes, 2008 was a tuff one for me because I had 4 dear people in my life pass away. I will remember them dearly! It has been wonderful visiting you and look forward to many visits as the months go by! Hope you bottom feels better! The snowflake is beautiful!


cherished*vintage said...

Happy New Year! Hoping 2009 is much kinder to your behind. hehe I've really enjoyed your comments, and stopping by to read your posts, and oh... to see what giveaway you've won this week! hehe

***Jon**** said...

Happy New Year to you too. It has been a wonderful experience 'meeting' you and others tatters. I hope this friendship will last.

Best wishes for 2009 and may it be better than 2008 in many ways.

A Romantic Porch said...

Hey drop by! I finally did the tag you included me in. Have a fun day. xo rachel

Fantastic Figments said...

Thanks Love happy New Year to you as well. I have so enjoyed your posts and encouragements. Your work always astounds me. That is becuase I couldn't do it. That is pure talent and gumption (that and I am as blind as a bat). HAHA.

I agree 2008 wasn't a great year for me either, but one thing that makes 2008 the greatest year for me is 1) I got engaged and 2) blogging and meeting so many amazing people and artists. I couldn't be more thankful!

All My Best,

MelMel said...

Thank for the super

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, TattingChic...wishing you all the best in 2009--much love, happiness and peace! :o) Love all these sweet things to start the new year here with. Looking forward to sharing more of life and creativity here with you. Happy Days, my friend. :o) ((HUGS))

Cathy said...

Hi Linda,

I'm having a blog contest. Come join in the fun.

xo Cathy

TattingChic said...

Hi Rachel, thank you! Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Lori, thanks for the nice new year wishes. Thanks for your visit.

Thank you, Pat! I appreciate all your visits and comments.

Hi Maryjane! Sorry to hear that 2008 was so rough on you. May God comfort you in your losses!

LOL! Thanks, Karoline! I look forward to your visits and comments, too!

Hi Jon, thank you! Glad we "met" as well! I plan on tatting snowflakes out of your book this year!

Hi Steph! Congratulations on your engagement and let's hope 2009 brings us both better health!

YW, Mel, thanks for stopping by!

Thank you very much, dear Tracy! ((Hugs)) back to you, friend!

Oh, a contest, Cathy? Well, I guess I'd best go check this out! Sounds like fun! THanks for the heads up!
Oh...wait...I'm not maybe you meant someone else! LOL! :O

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh thank you tatter gal for the sweet new year wishes for us all (:) SPODE oh yes it is lovely ..Your post is nice today ..the tatting snowflakes are such a neat thing to have.. so much work to do this wowowow..
I agree ''the blogland'' is a pleasant and relaxing experience isn't it ~ Kinda of our little secret garden ~~
~well hope your 2009 is fabulous~!!
hugs, Patty

Bebe said...

Happy New Year 2009!! Thanks for your sweet comments yesterday ~ I am so glad we are friends, too!! I look forward to reading more of your fun posts this year. (You have a fun sense of humor, girl!)
Lots of Hugs, Bebe :)

Lace hearts said...

Happy New Year to you. You had me laughing at your sore 'bumbs'. I wish you peace and happiness, and I'm eager to see the snowflakes as they drop onto your mat!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh my!! Another lovely piece of handiwork. I really, really wish I'd paid attention when my grandmother tried to teach me to crochet and tat.
Happy New Year!

TattingChic said...

I like that idea, Patty, our secret garden! Yes, bloggerland is kind of like that, isn't it? I find myself escaping to it everyday! LOL!

Thank you, Bebe! I'm glad you like my sense of humor.

Hi Lace Hearts! Oh, the sore bumbs...and british humor! They seem to go together quite well, don't they! Am I even making any sense to you? LOL!?

LOL, Cathy! Well, it seems to have been a generational thing. It's like the needlework thing skipped a generation! It's all very "in" again and COOL to do needlework. It's never too late to learn!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year ...Dance Into the Light...wonderful blog!

Margie said...

Tee hee! Yes, my behind is a bit sore from 2008 too! There were some really good times, but there were some tough times too. I guess that's the way it goes most years though. Praise the Lord for the good days!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my new year's day post. I enjoy your blog too! I love to see the beautiful things that you make, and wish I could make them too. One of these days, I will pick up Aunt Josie's shuttle ...

Aunt Josie was actually my great aunt, so she was my Dad's aunt.

Wishing you a wonderful, blessed new year!

Margie :)

Angela Harris said...

Happy New Year. It's on my To Do list to learn tatting this year. I can't wait! Love the snowflake!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy New Year to you! I pray this year will be the best you have ever had. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the beautiful things you make. You inspire me. You are a blessing to all of us who read your blog. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. The snowflake is so lovely.
Wishing you a wonderful day. :)

Mermaid Queen said...

What a beautiful snowflake! A very Happy New Year to you as well.
Take care,

Fete et Fleur said...

Happy 2009! I feel the same way about 2008. Which means ditto on the B thing!! I'm hoping for a better year this year on so many different levels. Your posts always bring a chuckle to my heart. Thank you!


TattingChic said...

LOL! Thank you Denise! You are a sweet blog friend.

Hi Margie! Thanks for your sweet comment. Oh, yes, when I made that comment I chuckled to myself right after I pushed "publish" I just remembered right THEN, of course, that she was your Great Aunt, not your Aunt. Ah, well. Nevertheless, it would be WONDERFUL if you learned to tat with her shuttle (or any shuttle for that matter). THat would be really sweet! She would be so proud of you and it is NEVER too late!

Oh, Angela Harris! I do hope you learn tatting! THat would be awesome! Looking forward to the pretty little things you will make with you tatting shuttle...that is, assuming you learn shuttle tatting, LOL!

Thank you so much, Stitchy McFloss! Your comment is really, truly very touching. I needed that just now! Thank you.

Hello, Martha! Thank you! Hope to see you again sometime soon!

Thank you, Nancy! I wish you the best for this year, too! May we all have prosperity and peace!

Vintage Tea said...

Happy New Year!

Did you get round to finishing off your Christmas candy.... i've told mum that she's to hide any leftover from me on monday and been to the shops today and stocked up on weight watchers products to kickstart my diet on Monday!!!

Victoria xx

Charmingdesigns said...

I just got've been a busy girl.looooolololl. Thank you SOOOOO!! Glad I made something that you Laurie

Charmingdesigns said...

I forgot...LOVE your snowflake!!! If I WERE to make any kind of resolution. It is to get to that tatting!!! I will, I will, I Laurie

Mary Ellen said...

2008 kicked my butt, too, but I have high hopes for 2009. Hope yours is filled with lots of gorgeous tatting and health and happiness for you!

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh...and...2009 is going to be soooo much better for all of us who had there buttes kicked!!!I'm with you! I'm so glad you started blogging! You've become such a great friend!! Laurie

TattingChic said...

Good for you, Victoria! I found my little bit of ribbon candy. It's gone now, LOL! I kept the Christmas candy to a minimum this year.

Hi Laurie, yes, I have been "busy" haven't I? ;) I'm a nut, I tell ya! Just so you know, it wasn't that there was finally something I liked it was that I finally had some MOOLAH $$! Or thought I had moolah. It's rent time ...oops... gotta pay rent! Yes, let's hope 2009 brings us all success and joy and love and a bunch of good things!

Hi Mary Ellen! THanks for stopping by. It's unfortunate that so many people can relate to this blog post. Let's hope it's better for all of us, aye? Thanks for your kind New Year's wishes!

Lilla Blanka said...


Thank you for recommending my blog to your friend! *hug*

I used to do the posts in swedish and english, I think I´m gonna do that again. The Google Translate isn´t the same. The translation gets a bit weird.

The snowflake you made is lovely, I still can´t figure out how you do them :)


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Happy New Year to you! I hope your blessings abound in 2009. You asked about our snow. My hubby went out today and tried to shovel away from the door and window. It's blowing back in again! It will puddle in the door when it starts to melt. I have a feeling my whole yard will be a lake this Spring.

windlewood said...

I'm sooo glad you stopped by my blog that I might find yours!! Too lovely! Your snow flakes are wonderful!
Happy New Year!

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you sweet friend!!! Laurie

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! You get one a month? You will have a lovely collection by next Christmas. Lucky you!

Yes I do love and appreciate items made by hand. I'm in awe of people like you with such tallent. I love to hold a piece of work in my hands or look at it on a table and dream of the hours the person put into it. I wonder what they thought about while making it. How long it took and all the love and fun they put into it.


TattingChic said...

Hi Mia, thank you for visiting! Yes, your blog is wonderfully inspiring! It would be wonderful if you took the time to post in both Swedish and English! You are right the translator tends to make for some HILARIOUS translations, LOL!

Hi Ele, I hope you are able to solve the snow problem in front of the door before it ruins your floor! It sure is amazing! Can you even get into your studio?

Thank you, Lenae! I'm glad we found each other's blogs!

YW, Laurie!

That is really nice, Joanne! I'm sure you ahve a lovely vintage linen collection. I love all the cool things people are doing with them now like making pillows and stuff out of them since some of them can no longer be used for their original purpose.

rochambeau said...

Happy New Year Tatting Chic! May all your UFO become FO'S this year!
So nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind comments!


BumbleVee said...

Okay....I'll admit it....I do have some UFOs floating around in my craft area.... the back sides of dolls and bears.... still need stitching..or trims need fixing and attaching..etc.... sigh.... it should actually be my first thing to do.. finish all before I begin a new project. But...sometimes I just don't feel like there...

maria said...

Hello, I'm Maria ,Portugal, and I really thank you for coment about my 25 know, my blog is not in the right way, I need my son's help.....
Anyway, I'm happy to be in the tat world and I've learnt so much with all of you!!!
Congratulations for your tatting, is realy nice!!!
I wish you a happy new year, please accept my best regards,

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Constance! It has been nice "meeting" you too, here in blog land! Thank you for your lovely wishes! I appreciate that (and need it, too, LOL!).

LOL, "sometimes I just don't feel like there". My sentiments exactly! LOL! Very funny, Bumblevee! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a cute comment!

Hi Maria! Welcome, thank you and Happy New Year to you, too! I appreciate your VERY sweet comment. I went to your profile to visit your blog and didn't see a link for your very own one. I hope you get yours running soon as I would love to see your tatting, too!