Friday, April 10, 2009

The Easter Bunny Came Early To My Blog!!!

Thanks for the bunny, Linda from Somewhere in Time
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Can you believe that Easter Bunny? He really got carried away! He dropped off all these fabulous giveaway prizes on my bloggy doorstep! It was so nice of him to make sure I was the recipient of some wonderful goodies and send them my way!
If you want to know the source for any of the images, just click on the photo and it will take you to that blog post!

Here's the current addition to my "stash"!
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I think I'll approach this in an orderly manner.
First since "Awards" come before "Blog Giveaway"
alphabetically we'll see the Awards first! LOL!!
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Let's see the awards in order of appearance!
These are two very special awards!
First of all, they were each created by the person
who passed them on to me!!!

Lastly, they are both dear bloggy friends and
both very talented gals!

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Lady ShuttleMaker gave the "Blog Queen Award": Here is what Lady ShuttleMaker has
to say about the making of her award:

" The "Blog Queen" award recognizes female bloggers who are:

1. SEASONED; She has blogged for at least one year.
2. PROLIFIC; She writes several posts each month.
3. FUNNY; She make us smile with her witty humor.
4. ADDICTIVE; She keeps us coming back for more.

You may accept this award or not.
There are no rules to follow.
You may pass it on as you please.
This is just to let you know that you make my day!"

Thank you, Lady ShuttleMaker!

It makes my totally makes my day to

receive such a lovely award!

I would like to share this award with

Bella Sinclair of Bella Sinclair Doodlespot

Lori of My Faerie Window

Karen of A Scrapbook of Inspiration

Now, go out and crown the blogging

masses, oh, royal award!

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From Bella Sinclair this is the "The Renee Award": Here's what Bella has to say about why she created this award:

"This one is meaningful to me in three profound ways. Firstly, it was created in honor of Renee, one human being who has made such a difference in the lives of many just by being. Her honestly, wit, intelligence, and grit are a tremendous source of inspiration. She can elicit raucous laughter and guffaws in her banter, and then turn right around and offer the most heartfelt, gentle words of wisdom and emotional support. She is a spreader of love, simple and true. And her love is infectious.
Secondly, this award was created in collaboration with one of my best friends, Ces. She is, in Renee's own words, truly original. She is an incredible artist, both in pen and ink and paint. She is fiery passion with a gentle hand. She is laughter, fun, joy, intellectual stimulation, a sister. The concept and design of the award belong to Ces.
Thirdly, this is a brand new award, and I have the pleasure and honor of spreading the seed, watching it grow. I hope it finds its way to those who are like Renee: the acorn, a small package becoming a tall and sturdy oak giving more acorns, becoming tall and sturdy oaks, giving acorns…"

Thank you, Bella! I am deeply honored and touched

that you would share this award with me!

I pass this award to some people who have

shared many acorns with me and others.

Lady ShuttleMaker of Tatting Tales

Laura of Laura's Tatting Muse

Tatskool of Tat's a Kool Challenge

Carol of Carol's Little Treasures

Marilee of Yarnplayer Arts

Now go forth, little acorn award!
Spread forth amongst the tatting blogs like the mighty oak!

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I really like that these awards didn't have any "rules".

You can pass it on or not. You can pass it on to as many or

few as you want. It's very cool!


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Now for the giveaways:
We'll take a look at them in order
of appearance (of the winning announcements), as well!

Firstly,
Denise Felton of Needlework News at Craftgossip.com
had a giveaway for this book.
She picked a winner!
Guess who was lucky #7??? Hee hee!
Thanks, Denise!


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Next,
Joy at Cupid's Charm had a Marie Antoinette giveaway.

The giveaway prize is for a large Marie Antoinette Charm
It was a "secret giveaway" ...shhhh!

Joy had a series of Marie Antoinette themed posts
and in order to enter you could comment on
any post! She purposefully didn't say which post
she would be picking the winners from!

She had 3 lucky winners and lucky me got to be one of them!
Just LOOK at this graphic!!!
The lady is holding a knotting shuttle!
You can tell it's a knotting shuttle
because of its large size. Knotting was very
popular in the 1700's amongst royalty
and aristocracy which is consistent with
the lady's dress. Knotting is considered
by many to be the "mother" of tatting!
Thank you so much, Joy! I LOVE IT!!!
Knotting shuttles are just like
tatting shuttles, except for their size,
knotting shuttles are much larger.
This image is going to have a permanent
place of honor on my sidebar!
Thanks, Joy!

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Last, but not least,
Wendy at Umi&Tsuru
Had a giveaway in March for this blue tatted heart:

Wendy has a very fun and cute way of picking
winners for her monthly giveaways.
She has 2 kitty cats. One is named Tsuru,
the other Umi, and both are adorable.
She has Tsuru pick out the winners names each month.

This is Tsuru picking the winning name.
(See the kitty treats mixed in with the names? LOL!)

Look at that adorable face! Thanks, Tsuru!

You're my new best friend! ;)
Oh, and Umi, you're pretty special, too!
(can't forget Umi ~ the other kitty cat!)

This is the second time that Tsuru
has picked my name for one of Wendy's giveaways!
The first time, I won some pretty tatted butterflies.

Thanks, Wendy and Tsuru (and Umi)!

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Thanks for stopping by and letting me celebrate my recent bloggy good luck with you! I'd love to hear what you have to say so feel free to leave a comment before you leave.
Now, just in case you are wondering how you can win some giveaways, too, I have this to share: Enter the giveaways! Umi&Tsuru has monthly giveaways with often less than 10 entries! There's a great chance to win some beautiful tatting! Cupid's Charm has giveaways every so often and she makes beautiful charms! Needlework News often has posts about giveaways on various needlework blogs around blogland as well as some of her own! Go, enter, and who knows, you might win!!!I hope you are all gearing up for a wonderful Easter weekend!


Love,
TattingChic
xoxo
P.S. In regards to the lovely vintage Easter graphic I cannot recall which lovely blogger offered it as a gift to their readers. If it was you, or you know who it was, feel free to leave the link to the post that has the image in it and I will gladly credit the generous giver! :)
P.P.S. Thanks Linda! I've credited you for the Easter image and added the link to the photo, as well! :)

31 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Lori said...

congrats on all of your wins and awards!!! thanks for thinking of me to pass an award along to...i hope you have a Wonderful and Blessed Easter!!!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Congrats on your awards and your prizes! My gosh you must feel like a queen getting all these lovely treasures:)

Happy Easter!

Kim

Mona said...

It is so true you always makes me smile!..well deserved !

happy Easter tatting chic.

yarnplayer said...

TattingChic, thank you so much for honoring me an award - whoo-hoo! How nice that the acorn award doesn't have any rules :-)

What a fabulous picture of the 18th century TattingChic - looks like when she is done with her "knotting" she will be dancing a minuet with Mozart himself, LOL.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm 'hopping' over to comment on a few things. First, congratulations on all your awards! I love the Knotting Lady, based on a painting from the 1700s. So amazing that they posed with their knotting shuttles!
Also, the kitties are SO CUTE!

Re hummingbird post: I love your hummingbird feeder, and liked the 'stucco' in the background. I love the "Old World" look. I have yet to successfully photograph a hummingbird at our feeder.

Re your cake! Are you aware that there are 'fake cake' rentals for weddings? A whole new business! They keep a sheet cake in the back. You could have rented your cake!!

HAPPY EASTER !!! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

Valerie said...

Congrats on all your winnings! And Happy Easter, TattingChic.

Thanks for popping over to my blog. Yes, I'll show you my teddy bears as I finish making new ones. :)

Elyse said...

how fun! congrats on the awards.

happy easter!

xo

Linda said...

Happy Easter, Tatting Chick and congrats on all the
cool awards and your wins.
As soon as I saw your post it just made me happy...the post card was from me...hugs, Linda

Bella Sinclair said...

Well, the Easter Bunny HAD to come early, because your payload would not have fit in his usual delivery basket. :) Oh my word, WOW! Good things happen to good people. This is proof. Congratulations on all this bountiful goodness. You certainly deserve all of it. And thank you, sweet friend, for thinking of me with this beautiful and colorful award. I was really touched by what you wrote on my blog, and so I shall repeat it to you: Frangrance clings to the hand that gives the rose.

Happy Easter!

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- run and buy a lottery ticket -- Hurry -- you're on a roll!!! Congratulations on all your goodness. And Have a Very Happy Easter!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy Easter, my friend!
Congrats on all your goodies!

Betzie said...

Congrats and Happy Easter!!

Rue said...

Lucky you!! That Marie graphic is beautiful :)

I hope you and yours have an absolutely wonderful Easter!

hugs,
rue

TattingChic said...

Hi Lori, thanks for stopping by and you're welcome for the award.

Hello, Kim! Thanks so much for the comment. Yes, I do feel a bit like royalty. I feel loved by my bloggy friends, at least!

Awww...thanks, Mona! You're so sweet! I appreciate that.

Thanks, Yarnplayer! I'm glad you like the award. Oh, wouldn't it be fun to dance with Mozart, himself! Who knows! He could've been an awful dancer, LOL! Just kidding!

Yes, Kathy, I always thought that it was kinda cool that the aristorats thought it "fashionable" to pose with their knotting shuttles for their portraits! Isn't Tsuru cute? Glad you like the hummingbird feeder. I didn't realize it was "old world", but I do seem to be attracted to that sort of look, I guess. Rent-a-cake, aye? I know that faux cakes are big in home decor right now, too! Glad you came to visit!

Hi Valerie! Thank you. I look forward to seeing your bears.

Thanks, Elyse! Glad you stopped by.

Thank you so much for the reminder, Linda! Oh, I'm so glad it was you! I've edited the post to credit and link back to you and that post.

Awww...thanks, Bella Sinclair! You are a very special bloggy friend to me! I sure appreciate your sweet friendship and kind things that you say when you come to visit! Keep 'em coming! You are ALWAYS welcome here!

LOL! Ya know, Thimbleanna, others have suggested I go buy lottery tickets, too! Maybe I will!

Thank you, Becky! Glad you came by!

Thanks for stopping by, Betzie!

Hi Rue! Isn't that graphic totally awesome! Thanks!

rochambeau said...

Happy Easter Tatting Chic!
Have a lovely weekend!
xox
Constance

Bella Sinclair said...

OH DOH DOH DOH! CRIMINY! Hit me with the idiot stick. I just realized I forgot to mention the award was from YOUUUUUUUU. I'm so sorry, my dearest friend. I've just fixed it.

ancolie said...

happy Easter
and congratulations

Joyeuses Pâques tatting chic
et félicitations !
ancolie from france

Bumpkin Bears said...

WOW you are a lucky bunny :) Well deserved too :) I hope you have a lovely Easter. Hugs, Catherine x

Back Through Time said...

WOW such wonderful awards you have! You deserved them all:-)
Have Happy Easter
Michelle

Clyde said...

Well Tattingchic with all the good luck you have been having some would say you must have a horse shoe stuck up a certain piece of your anatomy, but I of course am to polite to suggest it. I will just say it. Congratulations on all the good fortune you are enjoying.

Tatskool said...

You lucky son of a gun!! Congrats on your new goodies.
Thank you sooh much for the award, I LOVE IT! and congrats to you, sooh well deserved.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Congratulations on your wins :)
Happy Easter Ms. Tatting Chic!

Karen

Draffin Bears said...

Well you must have been a good girl lately with the Easter bunny being kind to you and giving you all the Awards and gifts ~ Congratulations TattingChic.

Have a blessed Easter,
Hugs
Carolyn

Beckie Holso said...

Well aren't you just well and deservedly blessed this Easter! Congratulations =)

Thanks too for the encouraging words for my church lesson tomorrow... I always feel so much better after it's all over - LOL!

A happy and blessed Easter to you!

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Constance! Glad you hopped by to visit!

LOL! Don't worry about it Bella Sinclair! I thought it was funny! It sounds like something I might do, LOL! ((Hugs))!!

Happy Easter, Ancolie! Thank you so much for stopping by! I always enjoy your visits.

LOL, thanks, Catherine! Your comment is cute! I love bunnies.

Hi Michelle, thank you so much! You are very kind.

WOW! Clyde, ahem, but you just DID SUGGEST IT...clearing throat VERY LOUDLY!!! One might say you were behaving like a certain part of one's anatomy, but I am too polite to suggest THAT!!! LOL! ;)

Thank you, Tatskool! I'm glad you like the award. I never know who to give it to because I know awards make some people uncomfortable so...I'm VERY glad you like it! :) I saw you already passed it on...thanks for passing it on!

Hi Karen, thank you so much! You know, you have a special place in my heart because your giveaway that I won was the first giveaway I ever won! That was soooo special!!! It was almost one year ago by now.

LOL, Carolyn! Either I was a good girl or the Easter Bunny was being very generous! I'd like to think it was a little bit of both!

Thank you so much, Beckie! I'm so glad you stopped by! Good luck with your lesson tomorrow. I'm sure you'll do just fine! :)

Carol Lawecki said...

Happy Easter TattingChic!

Congratulations on your your awards and wins.

And thank you dear friend for presenting me with the Renee award. It is an honor to accept this award.

You are very special!!

CIELO said...

may you and yours be blessed this Easter and may you experience the love and peace of God...

Hugs

cielo

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tatting Chic, I am sooo behind with chatting with you. Lucky you to win Wendy's gorgeous Tatted Heart. I absolutely LOVE that Victorian Tatted Image. It is soooo perfect for you. Hugs Judy

TattingChic said...

Hi Carol, I thought you would like the award, especially since it was created by Bella!

Thank you, Cielo! I hope you had a very Happy Easter as well!

Hi Judy! Thanks for the sweet comment and support. You're a dear bloggy friend!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

THANK YOU for the award chicky! I am sorry it took me so long to claim it! I just LOVE the graphic with the lady and the knotting shuttle!

TattingChic said...

Hi Lady ShuttleMaker! You are most welcome! I knew why you weren't coming around the blog rounds! You, "shuttle-birder", you! Glad you're back! You were missed.