Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm So Touched!

Currently, a wonderful event is taking place called One World~One Heart. It's a giveaway event where participating bloggers from all over the world each have a giveaway on their blogs. This is my first year particpating in this event. If you'd like to read more about this event and my giveaway please refer to the previous post here. Feel free to comment and enter on that blog post if you haven't already and if you would like to win some tatting supplies to learn how to tat, not to mention a hand tatted lace heart.

~*~

So, what's all this about being so touched?
I had no idea so many people were interested in learning to tat!
At the time of this post I've had 264 comments on
my blog as entries into the giveaway.
I'm so touched!
I'm honored!
Thank you!
So many of you have shared stories of a foremother
or relative who tatted and the story behind it.
Many of you yearn to learn how to tat.
So sweet, thank you.
I wish I had the funds to give all 264
(or more by now) of you
the supplies to learn how to tat!
One of the most touching stories has come from
She told me of her Aunt Ruth who tatted.
Aunt Ruth had tatted her some beautiful pieces.
She cherishes them to this day.
She was kind enough to share some
photos with me of these pieces.
Here they are!!
This is a triangular piece of tatting by her Aunt Ruth.
Here's a hexagonal tatted piece by her Aunt Ruth.

Aren't they lovely??
If you would like to read more of
Carolyn's story click here.

Please stop by and pay her a visit!
It's also her 23rd Wedding Anniversary.
One of these pieces was given to her by
her Aunt Ruth for their wedding.
Isn't that precious!?

Thank you, for sharing this, Carolyn.
~*~

I hope you stop and say hello before you run over to Carolyn's to wish her a happy Anniversary and drool over her cherished vintage tatting! I'd love to hear what you think! I know this is corny, but I have tears welling up in my eyes as I type this. I just find it so sweet and serendipitous that Carolyn commented on my tatting giveaway TODAY and TODAY is her wedding anniversary and she received one of the pieces for her wedding! It's just all too sweet! Thank you for stopping by! I cherish my blog friendships so very much! :)
Sincerely,
TattingChic
((HUGS))
P.S. Dont forget to stop by the giveaway post (click here) if you would like a chance to win some hand tatted lace and tatting supplies.

47 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

So nice of you to honor her in your post. Your tatting is lovely.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I would be my luck to host a giveaway BEFORE I knew about "one heart one world" LOL!

Fete et Fleur said...

How wonderful! I'm of to check out your giveaway.

Hugs!
Nancy

Bonnie said...

What a nice post for you to do to honor Carolyn's Aunt Ruth's tatting. And congratulations on 264 posts on your OWOH blog post!

Jen r. said...

You are so fabulous! Who couldn't help loving your blog! What a great give away! I am doing one tomorrow, make sure you atop y and enter! :)

TattingChic said...

Hi Tonya, thanks for stopping by! How could I not! They are precious works of art to be cherished!!! I wanted you all to see them!

Oh, it's not too late to enter, Lady SHuttle Maker. If you feel it's too soon; then I was going to totally encourage you to enter next year! I think all of "my" Tatting vendors should! It's a wonderful way to "network"; not to mention making new blogging friends AND spreading the love of tatting!!! Ya know what I mean, jelly bean!? :)

Fabulous, Nancy! Do join in!

Thank you twice, Bonnie! I'm so glad you stopped by!

Oh, GOODY!!! ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! LOL! I'm there! Oh, make sure you enter mine on the previous post if ya want. Did you already? I just don't know anymore! LOL.

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you so much for your kindness Tattingchic and I am honoured that
you have written a post on your blog.
I am very impressed with the number of followers that you have.
It is so lovely to have you do this
and to mention about our Anniversary.

I am enjoying having you as a Blog friend and always look forward to seeing what lovely things you are making and what is happening at your place.
Again, many thanks.

Have a great week.

Hugs
Carolyn

luckygirlgifts said...

I've always wanted to learn to tatt. Also, thanks for your sweet comments on my giveaway. Good luck in the drawing.
CariB.

TattingChic said...

Carolyn, thank you for letting me share your tatting from your Aunt Ruth. You are such a sweetie for saying those nice things. Thank you for being a kind bloggy friend!

Hi Cari! Good luck to you, too! I'm so glad you entered the giveaway earlier!

Needledreams said...

Aw... That's very sweet! I was thinking in participating of the Giveaway. May be next year I'll make one.

Tracy said...

264 replies to you giveaway post, TattingChic...That is incredible fun! But not entirely surprising as you do share the joy and spread the love of tatting and all things lovely! :o) Carolyn's heirloom tatting pieces are gorgeous...*SIGH*...off to see her site. Oh, thanks so much for stopping in to join in on my giveaway happening this week...great to see you! :o) Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))

Lori said...

wow, you had an amazing response to your giveaway:) the vintage tatting pieces are lovely!!!

Angie said...

What a story and she is so lucky to have some wonderful pieces to treasure from her aunt. I love reading your blog it is always so interestng. I will defintely go visist Carolyn's blog.

Marie Antionette said...

How wonderful.Its Always so sweet of you to post others stiries.And of course I love seeing all the beautiful things you and your friends tat.Hugs Marie Antionette

Clyde said...

WOW Tattingchic I am amazed at the number of responses you have had to your giveaway. Who says tatting is a dieing art? I would say by the response to your giveaway that it is growing each day.

TattingChic said...

Yes, Needledreams! That would be cool if you did enter OWOH next year.

Thank you for your sweet comment, Tracy! Enjoy your visit at Carolyn's.

Hi, Lori! Isn't the tatting gorgeous? Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Lori, those of us who tat really understand the length of time that went into those pieces. That's a lot of love in those tatted doilies.

Thanks, Marie Antoinette. I'm glad you stopped by to see my friend's Aunt's tatting. Glad you like it!

Yes, Clyde, isn't it wonderful that so many people are interested in it! Much of that has to do with the exposure that participating in OWOH gives to a blog giveaway! I'm so glad I was able to get a little something together. I already had the heart tatted a few years ago, WHEW! (whispers: It might not have happened if I'd had to tat one just for this, LOL!)

Carol Lawecki said...

Very nice post TattingChic. I'm sure the tatted pieces are very special to Carolyn.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and always leaving such nice comments and for inviting me to join in on your giveaway. As much as I would appreciate winning such wonderful gifts from you, I'd rather see the gifts go to someone else, you seem to have a lot of entries for people wanting to learn to tat, so maybe one of them will win your generous gifts.

Take Care,

Carol Lawecki

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I really wanted to join in on your give away, but I knew if I got into one more craft you all would find my face on the side of a milk carton! :)

Just Between Us Girls said...

Well my dear as always your blog lifts the spirit and makes it soar.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I love tatting but doubt I could ever do it. Your work is amazing and so is Carolyn's collection.
Thank you for commenting on my flea market pillow and I am listing more items right now. Maybe I will sneak a give away in there. Give away's are so much fun.
Love and hugs and happy days always to you.
Pat

Suzie said...

Its such pretty stuff

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh those are so pretty (:)
thanks so much on my projects Tatter gal..
have a great day too ..
hugs, Patty

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

You are such a sweetie, now I'm starting to tear up and I've never met Carolyn. I'll head over to meet her and covet her beautiful tatting.

One world~one heart, what a wonderful thing people are doing, sometimes it's hard to believe how generous people are.

May your day be filled with happiness & blessings,
Kathi :)

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I love your tatting and have learned a bit about it from your posts here, it is all so interesting,the shuttles are little works of art themselves!!! I am so happy that people like you are keeping it alive!!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Tattycat said...

How sweet!

Back Through Time said...

You are so sweet, no wonder people want to learn how to tat~you make it seem so fun and enjoyable!
Michelle

yarnplayer said...

Those are absolutely beautiful and precious pieces of tatting - real treasures! BTW, your blog is becoming one of the treasures of the tatting world, as well - keep showing us these lovelies!

TattingChic said...

Hi Carol, thanks for you nice comment. Glad to see you in bloggerland!

LOL, okay Stitchy McFloss! We can't have that. Glad you came to visit.

Oh, a giveaway, Pat? I'm there! Just let me know when and where... and I'll show up, LOL! Well, we know the "where" just let me know "when".

Thanks, Suzie

Aw, you're such a softie, Kathi! It's wonderful. Enjoy your visit at Carolyn's blog!

You're right, Vintage Girl At Heart! The tatting shuttles are little works of arts, themselves. Usually, it's the post ones that are so pretty. The bobbins ones, not so much. I love their practicality, though!

Thanks, Tattycat!

Hi, Michelle, it IS fun and enjoyable, don't ya think? I saw your comment on the giveaway and I think it'd be cool if you shuttle tatted. What a nice addition to the fact that you're needle tatting already!

Thank you so much, Yarnplayer! That really means a lot to me coming from you! Really I better not think about it too much cuz I gotta run to work now and it's making me tear up a little. So sweet and means soooo much.

Tatskool said...

This post and your giveaway one are wonderful. I didn't enter your giveaway as I would rather it went to someone without all those lovely supplies..that I have in abundance.

Apart from your tatted heart that is... we would all love a piece of someone else's tatting no matter how much we have of our own.

You are spreading the word about tatting so well.

Pat said...

Hey there! So nice of you to visit me this a.m. Always like your comments....LOVE your tatting...the one thing involving thread I never could learn...you do it so beautifully. Have a great day! Pat

BumbleVee said...

you old softie you.... lol.... but, it is special.

And... I still think how small the world is when I find commenters I know from other blogs or from comments on my own when I visit other blogs...or if I see on their sidebars whose blogs they visit... out of all the millions of blogs....and I'm sure there must be at least millions....
I know Carolyn too... a fellow bear maker....

BumbleVee said...

... and there's sweet Marie too....

TattingChic said...

Thank you for your very sweet comment, Tatskool! I appreciate that. It is nice to exchange tatting or win a piece of it, isn't it! It's all the more meaningful when you understand the time involved.

Thank you, Pat! I enjoy visiting your blog. You are are so talented in the needlearts.

Hi BumbleVee! This big ol' world does seem to get smaller in blogger land, doesn't it!?!

Phoenix said...

Absolutely amazing pieces... :)

Lace hearts said...

How wonderful that your blog reaches so many people. And those pieces of tatting are beautiful - none of my relatives have ever tatted that I know of. I've certainly got no heirlooms like those. Thank you for your lovely comment on my patchwork post.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, doll! How incredibly sweet of you to dedicate a post to Carolyn and her Aunt Ruth. Wow, these doilies are incredible, and I had to visit her blog to tell her so.

Isn't it wonderful how many people you've inspired to tat??? I hope it never becomes a lost art.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Aunt Ruth certainly made some beautiful lace. I am so glad that you are enjoying OWOH. I just love that giveaway. I have met so many wonderful people.
Karen

The Victorian Parlor said...

This is a beautiful post:) The tatting pics are lovely!

Thanks for visiting my blog and your very kind comments:)

TattingChic said...

Welcome, Phoenix and thank you for your comment.

Hi Lace Hearts! I always enjoy your visits from across "the pond"! Well, you may not have an heirloom pieces like that, but I'll bet your posterity will from YOU with all the lovely things you make!

Hi Bella Sinclair! Thank you for your incredibly sweet comment! It means a lot to me. I am glad you went to visit Carolyn!

I am LOVING OWOH!!! Thank YOU, Karen! :) You're a gem! I always enjoy your visits.

Welcome to The Victorian Parlor! I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you visit again!

celestina marie said...

Hi TatChic, What a great post and how sweet of you to share Carolyn's story. She is so sweet and I have so enjoyed meeting her too. Those treasures from her Aunt are gorgeous.
I can see why you are so touched.

Thank you for stopping by. See you again soon.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lovely!!

TattingChic said...

Hi Celestina Marie. Thanks for stopping by. Your comment is very kind and understanding. Carolyn is a sweetie of a blog friend, isn't she!?

Thank you, Cathy!

Carla said...

This is a wonderful post!! I'm glad I'm not the only sap out there!!

TattingChic said...

Nope, you're not the "only sap out there", Carla! I'm sure you'll find a few more of us "out there"! LOL!

Lelia said...

Hello! I signed up for the OWOH, too. I'm number 691!!! LOL -- since I'm at the bottom, I'll have fewer comments than you.

If I can finish up a little stitchie something, I may put up another post on my other blog ....

LOL. ENjoy the day ... I'm back to looking at your tatting and drooling.

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for joining blog giveaway your creations are inspiring!

Donna said...

I joined in your giveaway. I do all sorts of needlework, but once I visited a relative in a nursing home. There was a lady in the front, tatting the most beautiful lace. I told her how lovely it was and the nurse said, dear she doesn't know where she is, she doesn't know anything.
But wherever she was, she had a big smile on her face. I decided then and there, I wanted to go with her!
If you get a chance, please check out one of my blogs, http://stitchingforacure.blogspot.com for something special I am doing.

TattingChic said...

Hi Lelia! How cool that you signed up for OWOH! I think I've already signed up for your giveaway, but just to make sure I'll go check it out.

Hi Couture de Papier! How nice of you to give credit to me for Carolyn's Aunt Ruth's tatting!!! Thank you, but no, they are not my creations, but I would LOVE to take credit for them, they are gorgeous! I can tell you are having fun responding to all your OWOH entries!

Oh, yes, Donna, I see... you want to drift up to tattyland, LOL! Well, welcome! It's a fabulous little place where shuttles grow on the shuttle tree and thread grows out of the ground like grass...it's wonderful here, LOL! ;)