Monday, April 13, 2009

Now That Easter Has Passed...

...we get on with life-as-usual fairly quickly.


The Easter lights have all burned low.
The bunny that was solid chocolate...
(Notice the past tense)
Italic long gone.

Please forgive the choclatey macabre;
those of you with sensitive minds.

I just wanted to show the luxurious solid cholatey-ness.


On a lighter note;
I worked a little bit on this project:
...well, okay, I just thought about working on it.
I ended up just eating more chocolate, tee hee!


I also got an award I'd like to share with you.
Earlier, I got this from Summer Sadie. Thank you, Summer Sadie!

Then, back in March Lynn B
gave me this fabulous award:

(secretly, I have been coveting this award

because it's, well, FABulous! Thanks, Lynn!)

I think I'll share these awards with:
(Have you SEEN how many comments this girl gets on EACH post?)
Carolyn from Draffin Bears
Actually, ALL of you leave fabulous comments
and have fabulous blogs so it's hard to just pick a few.
Right when I was clicking on "publish"
for this post Elyse left the sweetest comment on
She offered me her "Treasured Blogger" award!
cottage - treasured blogger

Thank you, Elyse! What an honor!

I will put this in a place of honor on my sidebar!


Thank you for stopping by. I haven't been feeling well today. I had to stay home from work due to another migraine (maybe it was all that chocolate, LOL!) and other health issues that I deal with on occasion. I am grateful for my bloggy friends to keep me company on days like this. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without all of you! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you are doing, how your Easter was or just say hello! I always love a "hello". Your comments mean a lot to me! :)

57 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Valerie said...

Hey TattingChic, sorry to hear you aren't well. Anyway, it's good to have a reason to stay home sometimes, abeit a horrible one. Thanks for dropping by my blog to see Ian. :)

Get well soon.

rochambeau said...

You decapitated a chocolate bunny?'re not alone Tatting Chic!!

Guess what? That rabbit I rode is a REAl bunny. Can you believe? It is a fund raiser for SPCA. The bunny used to be in front of a movie theater in the 1940's. That was last year. It's coming back on the 25th to the park a block away. Well I guess you know what that means! ;-)

Your silly friend,

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thank you for the award! Some day I hope to be able to comment on all the blogs I read every time I read them... I think I need to retire first!

I'm sorry to read that you had a migraine. I've learned that I don't really like chocolate all that much any more... you know why! I hope you're feeling better soon.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

Congratulations on your Awards!
Thank you for passing on the Award to me ~ I really appreciate your kindness.

Sorry that you are not feeling well and chocolates can cause migraines.
Take care of yourself and I hope that you are feeling better.


Holee said...

I just love that tatting project and can't wait to see it finished.

Virtual Quilter said...

Hey, hope you are feeling better soon.
By the way, you are one of the first blogs I have read via Google Reader!
Judy B

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hello there, hope the bunny was good!! haha Hope you feel better soon and I love your tatting project you are working on. Have a great week..

tattrldy said...

Congratulations on your awards. You deserve them, your blog posts are always so fun to read. Hope you are feeling better. At least you had some wonderful things to look at and dream about while you were low.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Just stopping by to say hello! We can share our misery together... LOL! Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Cute post! Congrates on your awards! xox

Anonymous said...

Hope you get to feeling better.

TattingChic said...

Hi Valerie! Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Yes, Constance, LOL! It's much worse than that, LOL! I ATE IT, too! Well, I suppose the bunny in the park means that you will be riding it much more often! LOL! That sounds like something I would do! I love your silliness!

Hi Diane! I know what you mean! I follow over 200+ tatting blog now! That doesn't include all the non-tatting blogs I have in my google reader! It's an illness, I tell ya! LOL!

Hi Carolyn! You know I really do know better! I know I feel better when I eat healthy foods and feel crappy when I don't...ugh! Thanks for visiting.

Hi Holee, thanks for stopping by. I will definately post the progress on my project as it happens!

Thanks, Judy! I appreciate the well-wishes. Awww...that's sweet! Isn't the google reader great!

Thank you, Heather! The chocolate is good! Yum! I will post the project as I work on it.

Thanks, Tattrldy! Yes, the cheery colors of the goodies definately brought some cheer and a sweet reminder that I have a lot of blessing to count!

Oh, Karla, I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling well, too! Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Maryjane! Thank you! Glad you liked the post!

Thank you, Summer Sadie! I think a day of rest and a goodnight's sleep will have done the trick!

Melly said...

That chocolate bunny looks sooooooooo yummy :)

Congratulations on your awards, you are very deserving of them.

Have a lovely evening :)

Linda said...

Hi Tatting Chick...hope you are feeling better....nothing worse than a migraine.
Congrats on all your sweet awards, you have a great blog and are most deserving. Pretty new project you are working on. Feel better soon....hugs, Linda

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

How many Easter posts did I miss?? I will happily eat the head off of any chocolate bunny. I'm gruesome like that.
I love the picture of the tatting thread in the egg box. So pretty to see them in there. :D I gotta get working on our fabulous swap, too! I have to drive to a scrapbook store that's not so close to my house to get the perfect paper for you. I know exactly what I want, but my stinky, local scrapbook store doesn't have it. *roll eyes* I'll stop rambling. Hope you're having a happy week!

Lynn B said...

You really deserve this award, it was a pleasure passing it on to you! I hope you are feeling better soon.

tam said...

Hey Girlie! I have a real challenge with migraines myself. I noticed chocolate does sometimes trigger them for me -but what girl can resist chocolate? I know not me! Although I did only eat a tiny teeny bit this Easter. Congrats on the awards- Blogging buddies are the best! Hope you will be feeling well soon and have a good rest of your week-smiles-Tam!

Clyde said...

Congratulations on all your awards. I can completely sympathize with the migraines as I have them pretty much every day of the year.

Tracy said...

Hi, TattingChic! Looks like you had a good Easter, in spite of your migraine. So sorry you weren't well over the holiday...hope so much you are feeling better now. :o) And congrats on all your many, lovely awards--great award for a great blogger and friend! :o) HAPPY DAYS (HUGS))

Kathy said...

Congratulations on all the awards and sorry your not feeling well! You might need to switch to white chocolate because of those migraines. Your tatting project is looking good too.

Elyse said...

hey TC,

i'm so happy that my comment came just when you needed it. :) i hope your migraine feels better today. what a giant drag.

hopefully you'll recover early in the day and have lots of free time to do things you like, like blog!

thanks for being such a sweetie. take good care of yourself today.


Carol Lawecki said...

Hi TattingChic, Congratulations on all your awards. I hope you feel better soon.



Rebecca Ramsey said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Betty said...

Chocolate is your enemy? Oh, dear! Maybe a little less will reduce the migraines...but, what fun is it to eat less chocolate?

Hope you feel better soon!

Gina said...

I love all the pretty pictures on your blog. I had missed the last couple of posts so it was a very pleasant late visit I had.

Your rose tatting reminds me of one I have abandoned temporarily but it is still in the book and everytime I open it, it falls out and reminds me that I need to finish it. Mary Konior pattern?

Thimbleanna said...

Take it easy TattingChic -- I hope you're feelign better soon!

Martha said...

Congratulations on all the awards. You especially deserved the one for best blog comments. You are always the first to comment on my blog!

Tattycat said...

This is another lovely post. Poor little bunny rabbit. Nah. I would have done the same thing. I hope you are feeling much better by now. Big hugs!

jillian said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!!! Maybe more chocolate will do the trick!!
Congrats on all your awards :)

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Melly. I do appreciate your sweet comment.

Thanks for your kind words, Linda! You're visits are always a welcome sight!

Hi Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! Glad you liked the Easter posts. I guess I had 3, LOL! That's more than I had at Christmas-time, LOL! You're so cute about the swap! Oh, please take your time! I can't tat when I'm all "migrainey" like this so no rush, okay!?

Thank you, again, Lynn B! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hi Tam! I think that the chocolate-migraine connection for me happens with the milk chocolate (which is what the chocolate bunny was). I have acquired a taste for dark chocolate lately. When I eat that I don't seem to have problems...I also don't eat as much, either, LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks, Clyde! Sorry to hear you have so many migraines! They come in "spurts" for me. Certain times of the year are worse than others.

Thank you, Tracy! I'm so glad you came to visit while you're on your bloggy break! I appreciate your sweet comment.

LOL! You're so cute, Kathy! Actually, white chocolate makes me sick to my stomach. Wierd, huh? It's like eating melty flavored plastic of some sort, icky, LOL!

Hi Elyse! Thanks again for the award! I appreciate all your visits and sweet comments! Keep them coming! Oh, BTW, you can call me chic or chiclet or something like that, but for some reason I dislike "TC". I recognize it as a term of endearment... usually I'm not so picky about names. Thanks for understanding and please don't worry about it!

Thank you, Carol! I appreciate your visits!

Thanks, Becky!

Hi Betty! That is good advice! I would to well to take it. I'll just switch back to dark chocolate and remind the "Easter Bunny" that only dark chocolate solid small bunnies from now on for Easter! LOL!

Yes, Gina! That is a Mary Konior pattern! Good eye! I'm impressed. The pattern calls for several separate motifs tatted together, but I'm "split-ringing" it so it will be one whole round on the outside.

Thank you, Thimbleanna, I sure hope so. I don't like being sick. It's boring and lonely.

Awww...thanks, Martha! I appreciate your sweet comment! I'm looking forward to receiving your new tatting patterns book that I just ordered! (rubbing hands together in exictement) :)

Thank you, Tattycat. Yes, I guess we are all a little gruesome with our chocolate bunny treats. LOL!

Thank you, Jillian! I appreciate your well-wishes. Thanks for stopping by!

Fifi Flowers said...

Thank goodness the candy is GONE... and I think I ate most of it... UGH!

Rue said...

Have you noticed how many comments YOU get?! LOL You are so sweet to think of me! :)

I'll be sharing Easter on Thursday, because if I don't post the last leg on the "out and about tour", I think bloggers will be asking for my head on a platter LOL

I hope you feel better.

I wish I had some chocolate left....


Vintage Tea said...

Hi, I hope you're starting to feel better.

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my knitting... I hope I'll have something worthwhile to show you soon.

Victoria xx

The Victorian Parlor said...

Congrats on your awards! I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well but I hope that you are much better very soon:)

Our Easter was lovely with a dinner with family after an amazing church service in the early morning. I am now visiting my mother in Georgia and we have been antiquing all day:)

Get better soon:)


KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations on all of your awards. I am sorry that you aren't feeling well. MIgraines are the worst. I love Elyse. I was thinking about you today as I browsed through a Shabby Chic book and saw illustrations of lace.

Feel better,

Gayla said...

Loved your candles. And the photographs of your tatting projects remind me of my sweet grandmother who, I believe, could tat in her sleep. She taught me a little, but I am afraid I have forgotten how to do it. It was never easy for me. That shuttle wouldn't fly back into my fingers like it did in hers! haha.. Your things are lovely... Hope you feel better soon.

Tatskool said...

Congrats on your new awards, you certainly deserve one for the number of comments you get and the trouble you take to reply to each one...I wonder how you ever find time to tat.
I just can't keep up with all the blogs anymore and just cant leave comments on them all..which is such a shame as it is so important.

Migraine.....chocoholics punishment more like!! dark chocolate really is the best, hope it helps in the future with your bunnying!

JulenaJo said...

Your tatted project is coming along great! I was inspired by your blog to get a copy of the Konior book from the library and start one of the doilies from it myself. The first attempt was botched and I started anew. I wish I could tat as beautifully as you do! Your central rose it perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Melly said...

Thank you so much for visiting me and your always sweet and encouraging comments, I hope you also took the awards.

Have a wonderful day!

mica said...

I am really excited to see what the pretty rose will turn out to be. Hope you feel better soon!

TattingChic said...

Hi, Fifi! Well, if you eat most of the candy then there's less calories for me. Hee hee!

Hi, Rue! Glad you came to visit. You're sweet. I'll look forward to your Thursday post.

Hi, Victoria! I'll look forward to seeing what knitting projects you have to share.

Your Easter sounds like it was lovely, Kim! Thnaks for stopping by.

Cool, Karen! I wonder if I will get to see some of YOUR illustrations of lace...especially tatting. That would be cool!

Hi Gayla, thanks for sharing about your Grandmother! I guess it takes time for that shuttle to feel like it is "flying". Tatting doesn't go as fast as knitting or crochet.

Thanks, Tatskool. Yup, dark chocolate is the way to go.

Oh, Julena Jo! You're very generous! My tatting is far from perfect! If you want to see perfect go look at Elizabeth's blog! I think she has an Etsy shop called "Elizabeth's Lace". Now, that's perfect!

Thanks for stopping back over, Melly! I appreciate the offer. I have to be honest, though, I feel awkward when an award is given to a "blanket audience". So, in other words, unless it's given in a manner that I am named specifically I'll just leave it, but thanks! It's a sweet gesture.

Hi Mica! I promise that I will continue to show the progress on that project. Thanks!

Miss Kris said...

Hi Tatting Chic!

The chocolate bunny looks really YUMMY! Congratulations to your blogging award, it's very cute!!! I love the little chimney smoke!!!

Hope you feel better SOON!!!
Miss Kris

Sharon said...

Oh, I sure hope you feel better. I hope that you had a wonderful Easter! The bunny looks so good!!!

Hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Everything on your blog is so gorgeous! I love your geranium photo. I hope you are feeling better.

Bella Sinclair said...

OOOoooh! Awards galore! Congratulations. And yes, I agree, that chic lady award is quite nice.

WOW, that was a SOLID bunny! Not one of those cheapie hollow ones. Looks like he was well worth the migraine. Hope you are feeling better, darling.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Your comment over at my place made me realize I forgot to edit out a sentence (the one about feeling desperate) It totally didn't make sense! Thanks!
And thanks for being my blogging buddy!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I am so sorry you havent been feeling well :( I hope today finds you much better!

Love the chocolate :) Yummy!!!! I ate way too much too and wasnt feeling well. Like a kid, lol!

Isnt Elyse a doll? I love her blog. Congrats on winning her award, you definitely deserve it!

robin dudley-howes said...

Wow you're quick! I saw you left a comment minutes after I posted! thanks for coming by and always leaving such nice comments. I love your tatted pink and green!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Tatting Chic, I hope you are feeling better real soon. I enjoyed reading all about your awards. They are all lovely. I especially like the "Treasured" one. Nice. I have tried several time to add my name to your follower list. But it does not seem to work. Can you write me and tell me how, Pretty please with "Choc" on it. LOL Hugs Judy

NeereAnDear said...

So glad you stopped by and so sorry to hear you are not feeling well .. I do hope you get better soon...

I do hope you also got to see the video as it was very uplifting


Barb said...

Hi Ms TattingChic,

I am in the middle of computer H***.
My printer is sick and is giving me a headache.
I hope you are feeling better. I've missed visiting you. I have been reading through your posts and you have been one very busy lady (eating chocolate, tatting away....)

Many congrats on your awards. You know, everyone loves you.

Chat with you later.

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Miss Kris. Isn't that chimney smoke sweet? I find it heartwarming for some reason.

Hi Sharon! Long time no see! It's good to hear from you! I hope you had a lovely Easter, too!

Thank you, Yarn Journey! I appreciate your sweet comment very much.

Yes, Bella! It was a solid choco-bun! No cheapie hollow/waxy stuff this year! LOL!

LOL! Becky, okay! I just thought it was funny; like you were saying that when we gush over our virtual friends we sound desperate, LOL! Well, regardless of whether or not I sound desperate; I am glad you are my blogging buddy, too!

Hi Amy! Thanks! Yes, Elyse is a doll. I don't feel comfortable passing it on since it's mostly "her" award and you have to go to her blog to get the code so I feel funny telling people "go to Elyse's blog to get the code to put it on your blog" LOL! So I will just proudly display it and let Elyse dole it out.

LOL, Robin, I just happened to be on my google reader when it popped up, that's all. I usually am way to busy to blog. I just have had a rough week health-wise so blogging and TV and medicine is about it this week.

Judy, you are the sweetest thing! I have to tell you that I do not know how to tell you because you click on the "follow" button and it tells you from there. So if blogger is being wierd, I don't know what to say, but I'll come over to your blog and see if I can help, K?

Hi Jo, yes, I have seen the Susan Boyle video twice and it brings me to tears, it's so sweet and touching! Such a lovely testament to not judge a book by it's cover and how much we value beauty over pure, raw talent! That lady has a truly beautiful talent! It's deeply touching!

Thank you for your sweet comment, Barb! I have missed your visits, too! I'm actually glad to hear from you because I popped over to your blog today and saw there wasn't a new post in a while so I was glad to hear from you here!

The Ivory Pearl Team said...

I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday. I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your migraine those hurt so bad. I hope it has passed by now. That bunny looked yummy!

TattingChic said...

Thank you to The Ivory Pearl Team. I appreciate the sweet comment.

Hi Lisa, thanks for your sweet thought. :)

Anne said...

Congratulations on your blog awards! The Easter centerpiece was lovely. And all that SOLID chocolatey goodness! Yum! :-)

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Anne! :)