Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Some Gifts

Christmastime is such a fun time of year. A season for giving and receiving and celebrating the greatest gift of all! The birth of Jesus Christ! Recently I received two gifts that I would like to share with you!

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Last Saturday the lace guild I belong to
had their annual Christmas party and gift exchange.


We each bring a lace related gift and
set them on a table.
We pick numbers and in numerical
order go up to the table and pick a gift.

This year I drew #1!

Lucky me!!!
I got to be the first to go up to the table to
pick a gift.

This is what I got!!!
It's a vintage glass ornament
in the image of a little hedgehog.
See...he even has strawberries by him.
Isn't he cute?

The Hedgehog is the lacemaker's mascot.

Here is the other side.
Look! It's the south-end of a north-bound hedgehog!
Ewwwwwwwwww!!!

It was a fun Christmas party.

I gave away a plastic shuttle and some
DMC size 80 Christmas red and Christmas green thread.



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Now for the second gift!
This one has nothing to do with
Christmas, but it's special
just the same!


It's the
Kreativ Blogger Award!

I was nominated by two fabulous bloggers!
Thank you, Jessica from Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping!

Thank you, Karla from Ramblin' Roads!
It's always such an honor to have
a blogging friends share an award!
Edited update 12/13/08: I received a third nomination from
Thank you, Judy! (end of update)



The rules are:
Okay, here's the thing about rules that
I'm noticing. I received this award from two
fabulous, very creative bloggers with two
different sets of rules!
How's that!?!
(hypothetical question)
One version is traveling w/ 5 successors and
another version is traveling around
w/ 6 successors and a tag!
LOL!
So, I just combined the two:
6 successors and no tag.
Wadda ya think of that?
(again, hypothetical question, here)

Mention the blog (in this case, blogs) that gave it to you.
Share the love with six other wonderful blogging friends.
Now, who to share it with...


2) Victoria of Sweet Victoria Antiques.
(right back atcha! I heart you, too!)
and...
OOPSY!
7) Bethany from Love From My Studio
Hee hee, I picked the first six
people with blogs
to comment on my previous post!
Look, I know that may seem lazy,
however,
everyone who comes to visit me is
sooooo creative that it is
getting impossible to choose
for these fabulous awards!

Bethany was actually number 6 to comment on my previous post, but
by the time I realize she had a blog link on her blogger
profile I'd already told the 7th commenter on my previous
blog post that she had an award so...there ya go....

I am breaking my own rules!

Oh, well.

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Thank you for coming to visit and letting me share some gifts with you! I hope you come again soon and I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment! I promised I'll be better about commenting back this time. :)

Sincerely,

~TattingChic :)

51 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Bhavani Harikrishnan said...

hi,

thank you for visiting my blog and encouraging me. I am still in the process of going through your posts.

good health and cheer t you and your family
Bhavani

Linda said...

Your little Hedgehog is so cute and I did not know he was the mascot to lacemakers.....what a perfect gift.
Congratulations on the much deserved award...hugs, Linda

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a precious ornament! I love the hedgehog. I had no idea he was the lacemaker's mascot. Very cute!

Bethany said...

Oh I love that little hedgie...all north and south of him, he's too cute! Had no idea he was the lace makers mascot. Thanks for the award...whether I'm 6th or 7th no matter to me it was still kind of you to think of me :)

TattingChic said...

Hi Bhavani Harikrishnan. Thank you for visiting! Thank you for your nice wishes!

Thank you, Linda. Yup, the hedgie represents lacemaking because of his prickly back looks like the pins the bobbin lacers use to make their lace. That, and I think hedge hogs are a bit friendlier than porcupines, LOL!

Hi Becky, glad you stopped by! Yes, he is. I think it's kinda funny, myself!

Hi Bethany, thanks for your sweet comment and enjoy your award!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Your hedgehog is precious and congratulations on your awards, much deserved! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Christmas hugs,
Kathi :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

That's a cute hedghog! But I wonder why a hedgehog for a mascot??? Congrats on another award!......

Ooops nevermind I just read your comment that explained it....and it actually makes sense (o:

Susanne said...

Oh that hedgehog ornament is so cute, I can see why you did choose that one.
Oh and another award - you must be the queen of awards ;-) - and you've earned it. So a big congratulations with this one too.

tam said...

Your Christmas party sounds like it was a good time! The ornie is so cute-I didn't know he was the mascott! Congrats on the awards too!

tinkerverve said...

I love your new ornament...he/she's such a cutie!

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

aaah! You are so great. Thank you!! but I <3 you the mostest! lol

Farm Chick Paula said...

Congrats on the award!!!
Love the little hedgehog... but I have to ask a really dumb question- why is he the lacemaker's mascot? Inquiring minds (mine!) want to know!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Me again- I just saw the comment you left for Linda as to why the hedgehog...(duh)
That's really neat!!!

Vintage Tea said...

Hi,

What a cute vintage ornament!

Just to let you know that muscovado sugar is a "unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses flavour"!

Hope that helps if you try out the recipe!

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, your hedgehog is so cute and well done on the award! You deserve it! Kathryn.

Fete et Fleur said...

I have never seen an ornament with a hedgehog. Too cute!

Nancy

tattrldy said...

Congratulations on your present and your award! I had been wondering about how a hedgehog had anything to do with lace. Now I know why one would be on a shuttle! I learn something new everyday.

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on your award! The oprnament is so cute, why is the hedgehog the lacemakers mascot?

Bella Sinclair said...

Hey! Oh, congrats on the well-deserved award, and thank you for mine! What a great surprise. I like your method of choosing, heheheh. :D

The hedgie is gorgeous! What a find. Vintage! Who knew they made hedgehog ornaments. I also thought it was funny how 3 in a row said basically the same thing about not knowing it's the mascot. Well, I'll add to that: I didn't know it was the lacemakers mascot! And now that you've explained it, of COURSE, it makes perfect sense!

Have the most perfect day!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your oranament! I use to have a sweet little hedgehog as a pet a few years back! Hedgie was very shy but a cutie and we spoiled him! Your tatted snowflake below is beautiful!

Hugs,
Maryjane

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Kathi! Christmas hugs back to you!

Yup, that's the reason, Lady SHuttle Maker. It doesn't make sense from a "strictly tatting" point of view, but being a lace-guild we have lacemakers of all kinds.

Thank you, Susanne! I actually picked the gift while it was still wrapped and I got lucky!

THe party was fun, Tam! Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you, Tinkerverve. I think he's kinda cute, too!

Awwwww...thank you Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! We could go back and forth on this and of course I would win, LOL! But it would look wierd to other people! LOL!

You're so cute, Farm Chick Paula! I'm so glad you stopped by and left me (lucky me!) 2 (count 'em!) TWO comments!!!

Wow, Vintage Tea! Thank you for explaining that to me. Now I can sound like a "refined" baker; unlike the muscavado sugar!

Thank you so much, Kathryn! I'm glad you stopped by.

Thank you for stopping by, Nancy!

Yes, Tattrldy, that is why you will see hedgehogs related items for sale at lace related stores or shows.

Hi Kathleen Grace! I'll share with you what I told Linda above: "the hedgie represents lacemaking because of his prickly back looks like the pins the bobbin lacers use to make their lace. That, and I think hedge hogs are a bit friendlier than porcupines, LOL!"
Thar ya go! That's my story and I'm STICKING to it!!! Pun not intended, hee hee!

Hi Bella Sinclair! That method of choosing saves me headaches, LOL! I should probably just do a post about the hedgie and how it came to be the mascot...maybe I should do a little research before I do that. I'm just going by what the ladies at the laceguild told me...not that they lied, but maybe there's more interesting stuff about it...and now...I'm RAMBLING! Okay, DONE!!!

Hi Maryjane! I've heard before that hedgies make really cute and sweet pets. They kinda scare me, LOL! Isn't that funny!?!

Carol Lawecki said...

What a cute hedgehog ornament. I love Christmas and decorating my tree with beautiful blown glass ornaments. I use to live in Kalamazoo, Michigan and they have the world's largest Christmas store in Frankenmeuth Mi. The ornaments they carry are from all over the world. Here is the link: http://www.bronners.com/ We use to visit it twice a year and I got beautiful ornaments from there.
Happy Holidays!

Tracy said...

Hi, TattingChic...Congrats on your lovely, creative award...and for the sweet ornament. I love hedgehogs!! Your lace guild sounds like a fun group! Enjoy your treats...Thanks so much for visiting me yesterday...Look forward to catching up when we get back from our trip. :o) HAPPY Holidays ((HUGS))

Natasha Burns said...

Congratulations on your award, and that first gift is absolutely adorable!!!

Tutti Chic said...

Congrats on the award! That ornament is precious~:) Chris

TattingChic said...

Hi Carol, it's nice to have you come visit! How fortunate for you to have lived where you had a store dedicated solely to Christmas ornaments. That sounds like a fun place to visit. Thanks for the link. I did check it out and WOW! There's a lot of Christmas stuff for sale there!

Hi Tracy! Thanks for visiting. Yes, the lace guild is a nice bunch. Well, have a lovely trip to see your fam back in the states! ((hugs)) back to you!

Thank you, Natasha! I'm glad you found time from all your "jet-setting" to come and visit!

Hi Chris, I'm glad you came to visit! I see your name a lot and it makes me chuckle because our blog names are similar!I hope you come again to visit!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Congrats! The silk lace snowflake in the post below is beautiful. What a great giveaway from Sandra. Lots of goodies to enjoy!

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think tatting is awesome. I do still have several things my grandmother made - a couple of which I'm not sure what they are, but I love them anyway.

I used to know how, and it's on my list of things to pick up again. I have her shuttles all ready for me to have a flash of ambition!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Thinking of you today with warm thoughts....from Minnasnowta!

Hugs,
Kathi :)

Couture de Papier said...

Congrats on award...been really sick

Lace hearts said...

I love vintage baubles and that one is particularly pretty. Are hedgehogs really lacemakers' mascots? Well, you learn something every day!

Sandra Evertson said...

He is Adorable!
Sandra Evertson

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

That is a darling little hedgehog ornie(:)
you said I was lucky for my --- sweet angel sending sister...(:) yessery... she is the best..thanks and hope you have a great day ..hugs, Patty

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations on your award, and your hedgehog ornament is adorable. I am looking forward to visiting the blogs that you awarded, I always enjoy visiting new places. Kareno

TattingChic said...

Hi Ele, thanks for visiting. Isn't Sandra's giveaway package the best!

Hi Mary Ellen, thanks for stopping by! Oh, it would be so neat to see your Grandmother's tatted goodies! Well, I hope that the "picking up tatting again" moves up a little further on the list of things to do! Your online tatting contributions would be very welcomed!

Oh, Kathi, LOL!!! MinneSNOWta! That is funny! I had never heard that one before! I will have to remember that one. Well, I have nothing witty to say back, 'cept Greetings from Sunny California, but I don't want to rub it in, LOL!

Sorry to hear you've been sick, Couture de Papiere! I hope you are on the mend very soon!

Yup, Lace Hearts, the hedgehog really IS the lacemaker's mascot! Thanks for coming on over across the pond for a quick hello!

Hi Sandra, thank you for stopping by, again! It's always a pleasure to "see" you!

Hi Patty, thanks for taking time out of your day to stop and say hi!

Thank you,Karen. I hope you enjoyed visiting the links. I know that when you do your posts on places to visit I have ended up adding more blogs to my google reader because of YOU!

Draffin Bears said...

I love your little hedgehog Christmas decoration and will look great on your tree.

Congratulations on your award!

Enjoy your weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Jen r. said...

Great ornaments! Love the hedgehog. How is the snowflake coming?

a pink-bee said...

HI, Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ You won the "drawing " for the snowflakes :) ( everyone who entered did :) ) If you will send your address will get the Dec. one out to you :)
HAve a happy day :)
crystal
bee_fairie_pink@yahoo.com

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tatting Chic, I truly admire all your tatting creations and I also enjoy reading your blog and visiting all the site you mention. I have also nominated your for the Kreativ Blogger award. I just want to mention it because I wanted to pass it on to all tatting blogs and I really admire yours. Hugs Judy

TattingChic said...

Hi Caroly, thank you! I appreciate the visit.

Hi Jen! Thanks for the comment! Glad you stopped by!

WOW! Crystal! Thank you! I'm so excited to have won your giveaway! I love tatted snowflakes! They are some of my most favorite things in the whole world! I'm so glad we "met" here in blogger-land!

Oh, WOW, Judy! Thank you so much! I'm so fortunate to be blessed with blogging friends such as you!

Nermal and Kitty said...

Hi, Tatting Chic. I hope you remember that I previously told you that I have a hedgehog collection and they are my favorite animal?!? I'll be glad to send you my address so you can forward that adorable ornament to me. All in the holiday spirit of course. LOL Nerm

pssbww said...

wow...and you won the awards and gifts without jumping out of your chair and screaming the answer in front of all 150 of your co workers!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Thinking of you today! :)

Christmas Hugs,
Kathi :)

MelMel said...

Hello...my dear....thank you so much for the wonderful comment....i do try really hard to make a cosy home, on a tight budget....I've so enjoyed getting time with my niece and my sis!

I just love the hedgehog.....its so cute!xxx

TattingChic said...

NERM! I'm so glad you saw my hedgehog ornie post! I was thinking of you when I unwrapped it at the party! I thought, "I know someone who would LOVE this!". How about that!

ROFLOL, Pssbww! ;)

Thank you, Kathi! ((hugs)) back to you!

Hi Mel Mel, well, it's testament to all of us that a cozy, lovely home has nothing to do with the size of the budget, right!?!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

I have an award for you on my page!

LaurieAnna

BumbleVee said...

love the cute little hedgehog ornie....

and wow....what a ton of great stuff you go in the give away.... congrats again...

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Love the little hedgehog! He's so cute. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

TattingChic said...

Thank you so much for the fabulous award, LaurieAnna! I am truly touched. :)

Thank you, Bumble Vee! :)

Hi Steph, thanks for visiting and yes, it was fun. :)

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

Tattingchic, how very nice of you to think of me.

The hedgehog is real cute. Where do you store all your luck that you have in abundance, LOL.

TattingChic said...

Jon, you are so very welcome! You truly are one of the most creative bloggers out there! Your tatting designs are truly inspiring! :)