Saturday, June 6, 2009

Oh, (Tatted) Goody!

You may have noticed by now that I have a little (just a little) obsession with a little hobby called Tatting. Not only do I like crafting the art of tatting, but I also find myself going ga-ga over little bits of it that I find here and there. I stare at anything tatted like a raccoon stares at a shiny objects. It's an illness.

Here's an example of one of the symptoms of tat-o-holism that I suffer from:

I got a google alert with a link to this blog post. When I saw this darling tiny notebook with a snippet (just a snippet mind you) of tatting on the cover I then bought it as soon as it became available.


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Here it is; a goody (with some tatting)!
I think it's a darling way to embellish a simple notebook.

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Here's a closeup of the embellishment:

Cute, aye?

Well, I think so.

Sally L. Smith,

You did a nice job!

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See that edging on the top of the linen?
That's called "Hen's and Chicks".
"Hens and Chicks" was a very popular tatted edging
pattern during the 1940's (and earlier by some reports).

The big ring with the two small rings right by it

represents a hen with her wings. The medium sized

rings underneath the "hen" are her "chicks".

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Thank you for stopping by for this short, but sweet post. I have been dealing with the sad news I mentioned in the last post so I have not been returning comments this past week. I hope to get around to everyone sometime this weekend or the coming week. Thank you so much for your sweet and supportive comments this past week! It means a lot to know I have super great blogging friends. I probably sound like a broken record saying that by now, but I do mean it.


Here's hoping you're all having a great weekend!
~TattingChic
xoxo

76 absolutely fabulous things were said:

nima said...

wow...that is too cute

Fox said...

Hi there, TattingChic, Thank you for the comments you left on my blog. I appreciate them even more than usual, as I know you have been coping with a tough situation. Thank You!

I enjoyed the explanation of "hens and chicks". Though I had a fairly general idea of what that meant, I have never seen it explained so succinctly and completely! Good for you. Filling in the tatting knowledge blanks - again! xxoo Fox : )

TattingChic said...

Thanks, Nima!

Fox, I really appreciate that. I do. I was wondering when I wrote it if anyone really wanted to know about this tatting stuff and I really appreciate your affirmation! That is why I write about it; just in case someone like you wants to know! I feel that even if what I'm writing about helps just one person understand something about tatting that they didn't before, then it has been worth it!
BTW, Tatting gets me through the rough times. It's a healthy coping mechanism!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

I love your little notebook ~ how neat is that!

Thinking of you and I am glad that tatting is helping you cope with getting through this rough patch in your life.

Hugs
Carolyn

Charmingdesigns said...

I love that!I like it when you explain your tatting knowledge. Isn't it wonderful to have something that helps us through tough times. Your blog is so wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Laurie

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Good morning, TattingChic! I love the way you describe all your tatting finds. This one is absolutely adorable, and something I'll probably never try. I'm glad you take the time to see out bits of tatting and then share them with us all.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Ooooooh- hens and chicks! *squeal* Boy, do I love the name of that one! LOL

I'm so sorry about the bad news you received... hope all is well with you now, Sweetie!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love this piece too!! I can see why you were so anxious to buy it when it became available. Just lovely! Loved reading the history of the tatted design too! So sorry about the bad news you received. Hope things work out and all will be well with you soon.

Tracy said...

That is sooo pretty! Love all those little details, the sweet embellishments--what a little gem! Happy weekend, TattingChic :o) ((HUGS))

Betty said...

That is an adorable notebook cover! I knew nothing about tatting before starting to read your blog last year. I still don't know much; but, I love to read what you have to say about it. It is such a delightful craft, skill, talent...whatever you call it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have several small pieces of tatting that I treasure and wasn't sure what to do with. Perfect!

Ruby said...

That is just the sweetest use of a tatting edged piece of linen. Great idea. Always enjoy the bit of knowledge I find here. Thank you

TattingChic said...

Hi Carolyn, Thanks for the sweet comment and ((Hugs)) back to you! Glad you like the notebook. Hobbies are such a blessing during rough patches! Prayer is also a blessing!

Thank you so much, Laurie! I appreciate that very nice comment! I'm glad you like those little tatted bits of information. I will keep them coming whenever I think it's something you might like to know!

Hi Diane! Thanks for letting me share my little bits of tatted treasures with you. I may never try something like that, either. Tho' you never know...I still might since I love working with paper, too.

Hi there, Farm Chick Paula! You are so funny! I should've known that would be right up your alley with the "hens and chicks" edging!!! What's cute about this particular edging pattern is that the main large "hen" ring has 7 picots at the top (picots are the little loopy things sticking out of the rings). Most "hens and chicks" edgings only have 3 picots at the top. Many versions of this edging float around, but the main element of the sizes of the rings remains the same. The 7 picots kind of remind me of your fuzzy chickens that your adore so much! Hee hee!

Hi Southern Lady's Vintage! Glad to know someone understand my "pain" of having to buy everything I see tatted...well, not EVERYTHING. Some things I see could make a blogpost for something called WNTT...LOL...What NOT To Tat, but we won't go there.

Hi Tracy, didn't she do a nice job? The main thing in the center is actually 3 buttons tied together tied together with string. I thought that was so clever and would not have thought to do that on my own!

Hi Betty! I feel honored to have been able to increase your knowledge about tatting! Thanks so much! I appreciate your sweet comment!

Oh, Laura Ingalls Gunn, I would love to see what you do with your tatting! I hope you show them on your blog sometime even before you do whatever with them. Maybe you already have and I am experience brain flatulence, LOL!

Hi Ruby, I thought that it looked really sweet, too! I love it when I see tatting in mixed medium art...which is what I thought the cover looked like!

Donna said...

I don't tat, but I can stop fast in my tracks when I find some tatting somewhere. I have a small piece that was the edge of a pillowcase my grandmother made. I took it off and put it on an embroidery sampler I did for my dear daughter. It is lovely. I also pick up small pieces of tatting, such as small butterflies, at Etsy and put them in random places in my stitching.

sayingthings said...

Huh, I just finished a necklace made of hens and chicks -- didn't know that's what it was called! I also like the plant hens and chicks. And someday I'll have real hens and chicks, assuming I someday have a yard. I have poultry on the brain lately, I guess. Thanks for the info!

Still thinking of you, hoping your are coping okay.

Thimbleanna said...

That little notebook is adorable. Sorry about your sad news. I hope you'll be feeling more cheery soon. ;-(

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh, how fun and lovely!!!

Yes, I think I noticed that you maybe were into tatting a little ;)

Actually, I adore your tatting and all things tatting that I get to enjoy through you ;) ;)

So sorry about the sad news.

xoxo, V

Rosemary said...

So cute!!
Thanks for your sweet comments.
Hope you are having a great weekend too!
Rosemary

Betzie said...

That is a cute idea and it's neat that you also collect tatted things. I have quite a bit of old tatting from my grandmother and I love adding it to things. It really does add character and a delicate detail.
I wish I had the patience to learn, I'm sure I'd get addicted too! Hope you are feeling happier soon! xo

Heather said...

That is darling!.... and a tatting "lesson" to boot! May your sad news be overcome quickly...Hugs.

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Just coming by to say thank you for your comment you left me via Shibori Girl and I saw this post. What a lot of folks out there with so much talent and creativity and so many wonderful creations. I'm glad you scored this little book...and the tatting :). Thanks for you kind words, too.

Déjà View Designs said...

That is such a clever idea! I still have many of my grandmother's old tatted edges that she intended for pillowcases.

Tattycat said...

That is very sweet, Tatting Chic. I'm glad you found it.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tatting Chic,
Oh the notebook is so cute using tat pieces. What a great idea to incorporate and embellish.
SO sorry you had sad news to deal with. But oh how fun for you to receive such a darling package from talented Laurie.
Loved seeing it all. I enjoy your blog so much. You are one talented girl!!

Thank you for stopping by to visit and your kind comments.
Hope you have a great week and just know thoughts and prayers come your way.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

TattingChic said...

Hi Donna, that is so cool that you have the tatting from your Grandmother and that you passed it on in your own needlework piece to your daughter! Gosh I sure hope you show that on your blog sometime if you ever get the chance. I know your daughter has it now, but if there was some way to see it - that would be totally cool!

Hi Sayingthings! That is so cool that you just finished tatting up something in "Hens and Chicks"! I hope you post it on your blog soon! I forgot all about that plant by the same name! That would be nice to have some real ones of your own and get fresh eggs. I don't know if you saw the comment from "Farm Chick Paula", but she has got all kinds of 'em and she posts about them on her blog. It's kind of fun. I especially like it when she talks about her "Silkies" She love them chickens! LOL! It's cute! I like to visit her blog (and yours).

Thank you, Thimbleanna! I'm glad you like the notebook. I appreciate your warmth and support. Thank you.

Hi Vanessa! You noticed, aye? LOL! ;) You are so funny. What a sweet thing to say...ya know...I feel the same way about how I get to experience fun and whimsical art through you! It's give and take, dear friend!

Hi Rosemary! Thank YOU for stopping by! You have a great rest of your weekend, too!

Hi Betzie! Yes, it is addicting. A lot of people think you have to be "patient" to learn. I just say you have to want to badly enough, LOL! I have a friend who tats and she always tells people that she is not a very patient person so patience has nothing to do with it, LOL! I think that's funny! I really don't know.

Thank you, Heather! I appreciate your kindness and support.

Hi Sweetbriar Studio (Christie)! I'm so glad you stopped by from Shibori Girl's blog! How sweet of you to take the time out of your day to come and visit and say hello! Thank you!

Hi Deja View Designs. That is a very cute plan on words you have there! That is really neat that you have your Grandmother's tatting. I love hearing stories about people's relatives (usually a grandmother or great-grandmother) tatting! It really is touching.

Hi TattyCat! Thank you. I am so glad you feel good enough to come visit!

Celestina Marie, I cannot thank you enough for your very sweet comment! What a sweet bloggy friend you are! Hope you have a fabulous rest of your week!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your book is very precious. Thanks for the tatting lesson! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Twyla

maidenshade said...

Good afternoon, I'm stopping by to say hello, and Happy Monday (and for some, happy blue Monday or happy belated Pink Saturday - WHEW!)

Lovely little book. Everytime I visit I think of my great grandma and her tatting. She also did some weaving, but not the kind with a loom. She tied hers to a chair way across the room, and added threads one by one to it. Hard to explain; ) She was from Lithuania.

My blog topic today is about a man, a dog, a love story, and a bit about embroidery. Please stop by if you have a moment.

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

rochambeau said...

Dear TattingCHic,
Don't know if you were able to receive my comment. Blogspot was down for for 10 minutes.
Just want to say that I hope what ever it is, that you are going though will be ok. That you will be surrounded by light!

Also, that Sally's book looks great with the tatting.

xox

Elyse said...

that is lovely! no wonder you went bonkers over it. i think of all the tatting i have seen at your blog, this hens and chicks pattern is a fave. it's very sweet. i am imagining how cute with yellow!

i hope you're doing okay. i think i may have missed a post. thinking of you.

xo

Jen r. said...

That is so cute! Jen

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

The notebook IS adorable! I am happy to say that I had no problem viewing your blog now! Whoo hoo!

Debbie's Garden said...

Even the little purple inset on the button looks like tatting, dont you think? The booklet is a sweet way to save an old pillowcase, or whatever that has mostly fallen apart.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

You're right! That is super sweet!

Hope things are going better for you.

yarnplayer said...

That is a goody! Very nicely embellished, and another great use of tatting.
Hope you get happy news this week!

TattingChic said...

Thank you for stopping by, Twyla! I appreciate your sweet comment and prayers. I'm glad you like the "tatting lesson" and the notebook.

Hi Maidenshade! That is sweet of you to invite me over to your blog. Thank you. Wow, so you're Grandmother tatted, too! Very cool. That is nice that you think of her each time you visit here. Wow, so she did weaving on some chairs as a make-shift loom! It is amazing what people make do with! WOW! I admire her resourcefulness! I NEVER would've thought to do that.

Hi Constance! Well, I got this comment. I don't know if you had tried previously. Blogger can be so finicky sometimes. Sorry if it was giving you grief. Someone just emailed me today with a screenshot of my blog and an "error" message saying that the couldn't get on! So I removed a couple of things and hopefully my blog will be a bit more user friendly! I can't have bloggy friends being turned away or comments lost, now can I? Glad you like Sally's work. I thought it was nice. Thanks for letting me share it with you. Anyway, thank you for your sweet thought. I have been surrounded by light, thank you! ((Hugs))!!

Hi Elyse! I am glad to hear that you understand my "bonker-ish-ness", LOL! Oh, isn't the "hens and chicks" charming? I've done it in pink (my favorite color). I never thought to do it in YELLOW! Oh, you are giving me an idea for next EASTER! Hee hee! Let's see if I can remember it in about a year, LOL!

Hi Jen! Thanks! Glad you stopped by to say hello.

Woo Hoo! Make way for Lady Shuttlemaker! She's baaaaack! ;)

Hi Debbie's Garden! Actually that purple inset IS a button! It's three buttons stacked one on top of the other! Yes, it does look lacy like tatting, doesn't it? I didn't notice that before.

Hi Karla, thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

Hi Yarnplayer! Glad you stopped by. You know, I have gotten happy news already, thank you! I will post about it later. Hee hee!

Vicki C said...

That is darling!
YOU always make me laugh!

a pink-bee said...

So pretty !
Thanks for letting me know May's snowflake arrived , putting June's in the post today :)
Have a happy day :)
crystal

yarnjourney said...

I can see the hen and her chicks, thanks for the explanation. The notebook is very sweet. Are all 3 ribbons page markers? Multiple book ribbons is a wonderful touch.

The Victorian Parlor said...

That is beautiful-I can see why your purchased it! I hope that things get happier for you soon:).

Blessings,

Kim

Christine said...

What a sweet little notebook. You seem to find the sweetest things. The hens and chicks lesson was well received here. My gram tatted but never told us what the patterns were, but she made up her own. She made cattails and other things, just made them up in her head. I have some of it but not much.

Always love a visit to your blog.

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

Darling! I love that. I've been thinking about you, friend. Sending you lots of hugs!

Plays with Needles said...

I agree with you about the power of the blogging community and I wanted to thank you for coming by to my blog and participating in my life. You always have the sweetest things to say and I appreciate it very much.

I often read your blog but don't often post a message...this post, however, I enjoyed because I learned about hens and chicks. My grandmother used to plant them in her garden too....

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, this journal is so lovely and that tatting (which I only learned from you) is beautiful. You share my love of journals, I collect them, hand-paint them and alter them. I am addicted to journals the way you are to tatting. I have been collecting journals since I was very young. I remember a while back you purchased another gorgeous one and posted about it.

Love your inspiration.
Karen

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Glad I made you chuckle - especially if you've had some sad news recently.
You don't hear much about tatting these days.
Granny*jelly (my mum) bought a box off tatting stuff last year at the boot sale with the intention of learning more about it.
I shall have to ask her if she's ever even opened the box since she bought it.

patty said...

I can see why you snapped up that cute notebook. Now I know what the thread version of hens and chicks are.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Yourso cute!! I know what you mean about obsessions! Why do you think my home is so full of "stuff" lol! Love that journal, very pretty!

Hugs,
Amy

Herbgirl said...

Your tatting is so beautiful! My Granny tatted and I so wish I had some of her pieces as it is such a pretty art. Thanks for the rosemary on asparagus tip. I guess I love it so much that I have never even tried it with any of my herbs to add more flavor! That's pretty funny since I am 'The Herbgirl'!
Thanks and Herbal Blessings, Mandy

TattingChic said...

Ha ha, thank you, Viki C! I'm glad I could make you laugh! Iknow this is about the comment on your blog telling you that you are a "stinker", LOL! ;)

Hi Crystal! Well I'd better hurry up and get that May Snowflake blogged about, LOL! Your really stepped it up on the time with the June Snowflake I'm impressed! I'm impressed that you're doing this at all! I still love my gift and I look forward to each snowflake!

Hi Yarnjourney! I'm glad you can see the Hens and Chicks. It's really a charming design, I think. I'm glad to share it with you. Yes, that is 3 page markers! Isn't that something? It is lovely! I forgot to show the inside of that...Maybe I shall have to rememdy that.

Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Kim! You are such a sweetie.

Hi Christine! Thanks for sharing that story about your Gram! How sweet! It's nice to have you back in blogland.

Thank you, sweet Kids Nappin? I'm Scrappin! I treasure your friendship.

Hi Plays With Needles! Thank you so much for your very sweet comment! I appreciate the feedback about telling about the Hens and CHicks pattern. I almost didn't because Ithought..."Oh, EVERYONE knows about hens and chicks", but then I remembered that I have a lot of bloggy friends who do not tat and the people who do are not a large percentage of the world population! LOL! I'm glad it inspired you to chat with me via comments.

Oh, Karen! I am sure that one of your journals is a treasured work of art! And work of heart! I love journals, too! I have kept a journal since I was 11 years old! Can you believe that? It's true. Journaling is how I kept my sanity! I don't have beautiful journals, just voluminous ones, LOL! I'd LOVE one of YOUR beautiful journals one day. I wonder if we could ever do a swap?

Hi Jellybelly*Jellybrain! You did make me chuckle over on your blog, indeed! What a sense of humor you have! Oh, yes, see if your Mum has opened her box of tatting goodies! Send her over to my blog for a visit if you'd like! She'd be more than welcome here!

Hi Patty, thanks for sharing! I'm glad I could share something with you, too. Thanks again for the comment.

Ha ha ha! Yes, AMy your comment gave me a chuckle. You WOULD understand an obsession, wouldn't you? ;) You only like bunnies just a WEEEEEE bit, don't you!? LOL!

Oh, Herbgirl! Thanks for the comment! I hope you do roast your asparagus with olive oil and rosemary. It's delish! I think so, anyway. I got it off of a fresh rosemary sprig package that was sold commercially...or maybe it was an olive oil bottle, LOL! OH, I don't know! So glad you stopped by, anyway!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi there
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. I am glad you liked my suggestion and I hope you have success with scanning. Make sure your printer isn't already a scanner because many of them are. They are printers hiding the fact that they are scanners too!
I enjoyed reading your blog today. Your tatting is beautiful. I had heard of tatting but wasn't quite sure what it was exactly. I think it's something I would like to try.
Best wishes from rainy England.
Lindsay
x

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan. Oh, how I love your tatted goody and I also LOVE the tatting history of the wee tatted Hens and Chick. Very neat. Hugs Judy

Nancy in Dallas said...

Just a note to say thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. It made my sad heart feel a little better. *smile*

Dr. Denise Tucker said...

You visited my blog in January during the OWOH giveaway. My mystery novel is out now, and my publisher is offering a special promotion, 10% off, to those who posted on my blog. The coupon/code is DAT10. Come visit my website at www.thehousemysteries.com to learn more about my book. Take care, Denise.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hens and chicks... I learned something new tonight, thank you! The little notebook is darling, so good you were able to get it.

I've thrown your name into the hat for the giveaway for the Wine Country cookbook and yes, eating healthy is a good thing, although I must admit pizza is on the top of my list. Does it count if it has very, very thin crust? Happy week!
xo~Tracie

vickysplace1 said...

Thank you for the education on tatting. I try to find tatting, hard to identify and find. Best Wishes Vicky

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Obsession! It could be worse. . . Say. . . um. . . chocolate! (The effects are much, much harder on the hips. :)

Lori said...

hi there:) i love your new purchase featuring the lovely snippet of tatting...it is lovely...i don't know what your sad news is of course...but i am sending you some love and virtual hugs from ohio:)

TattingChic said...

Hi Lindsay Ann. Thanks for visiting! My printer is definately not a scanner in disguise, LOL! I've been contemplating getting one of those printer/scanner/copier/fax all-in-one dealios for sometime now. I think the next few months will be the time! Thanks for the idea!
I'm glad you like the tatting! It would be really cool if you did try it!

Hi Judy! It's nice to have you visiting again! I'm glad you liked the Hens and Chicks.

Thanks for visiting, Nancy! Glad you are feeling better.

Hi Dr. Denise Tucker, good luck with your book sales. I went to your blogger blog and didn't see any posts there so I don't recall visiting there for OWOH. Sorry!

Hi Tracie! I'm so excited to have my name in your hat for the drawing! Who said I didn't like pizza!?! LOL! I only said I TRY to eat healthy, LOL! Or need to at least, LOL! I love pizza, too.

HI Vicky's place! Glad you stopped for a visit. I agree, tatting is hard to find. Many sellers have it identified incorrectly as "crochet" and more often than not have crochet identified as "tatting". I hope that by visiting my blog and the links I have on here associated with tatting that you can familiarize yourself with what tatting is! :)

Oh, UGH! Cathy! SO TRUE about the chocolate, but you know that tatting and chocolate go together, right? It's the drug of choice, er, I mean treat of choice to eat on "Tatting Day!", LOL!

Awww...thank you for the love and virtual hugs, Lori! It's so nice to have you back in blogland! YOu have been missed!

Carolyn said...

That is a sweet little book and I can see why you had to have it.
Thank you for all your kindness on my blog.
You asked if we had wedding photos taken in our garden and we haven't really got into that -we do have garden tours though and that usually keeps us busy. On Prince Edward Island there are many beautiful places to go for wedding pictures.
Thank you again,
Carolyn

Rue said...

That little notebook is darling :)

I hope whatever you're dealing with is better soon.

(((hugs)))
rue

Counting Your Blessings said...

I suffer from the same affliction. Except that I don't know how to do any tatting so I have to buy up all the vinate stuff I can find. :) Beautiful notebook!!! Blessings... Polly

wendy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
I wish I could learn to tat faster!!! There are so many things I want to make. And I now know what hens and chicks are! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

robin dudley-howes said...

Thank you as always for your sweet comments. I like the journal. Any time I find even a tiny bit of tatting I love it. It's so rare!
Robin

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh my goodness...I have missed you terribly! What a wonderful morning to catch up on some things I've missed!

Your notebook is precious!

I was in awe when I watched your SSSR tatting video, I am such a visual person, forget those written instructions! I guess that's why I've never started tatting. Someone needs to make a beginners video, tat along with me :)

Your red heart was stunning and then I saw the baby booties! I am always in awe and just sit and marvel at your work of art.

Wishing you a warm and wonderful day!

Keeping you in my heart always!
Kathi :)

Suzie said...

I love it really classes things up

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm sorry to hear you have had sad news. I hope by the time you receive this comment you are in better spirits. This tatting piece is really a fun way to use tatting. I can see why it captured your heart.

Nancy

annah-logue said...

the journal is beautiful! i love this style..
and thanks for your lovely comment (:

annah xx
annah-logue.blogspot.com

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love that! And what a totally cute pattern and name. Tatting, who knew it was so much fun???
xo moi

beedeebabee said...

I think your little notebook is just adorable. I love how those touches of tatting added to it's charm!

Your surprise gift was beautiful. What a sweet friend you have. I hope you're doing okay, I'm so sorry to hear you are so sad over something. Wishing you happier days ahead.

Smiles, Paulette :o)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Wooohooo! Thank you!!!! My first comment!!! That makes you special! If you would email me your address I would love to send you a handmade Thank you card! :) I wish I had something tatted to send you too!
I think your lovely tatted pieces would look lovely on scrapbook layouts!
Thank you, Lindsey

TattingChic said...

Hi Carolyn, thanks so much for visiting! Wow, you live in such a dreamland of beauty there on Prince Edward Island! I am just glad I get to visit you in blogland. It would be a dream come true to be able to sit and visit you while I tatted for an afternoon in your beautiful garden! ...sigh... :)

Hi RUe, glad you stopped by! Thanks for the sweet wishes. (((Hugs))) to you sweet bloggy friend!

Hi Polly, the vintage find you've shown so far on your blog are just lovely! You've done a good job snatching up some goodies!

Hi Wendy! THank you so much for stopping by to say hello! I know what you mean about wanting to tat faster, LOL! I think we all want that. Just keep going and it will speed up, just you wait and see! Thanks so much for telling me about the Hens and Chicks! Now I'm glad I shared after seeing so many people were actually intersted in that!

Hi Robin! I'm so glad you appreciate tatting and love it! That is sweet! Thank you for visiting.

Hi Kathi! It's so nice to have you back in blogland! You have been missed, too! I'm glad you are feeling well enough to visit. Oh, I wish I could take credit for that SSSR video! It's fabulous! It's actually done by the very talented Anne B of Norway! Isn't it amazing! I'm very visual also. This video really helped me finally get it! I'm glad you enjoyed looking at the heart and booties! Thank you for taking the time to share that with me in a comment dear bloggy friend!

Thank you, Suzie! I'm glad you stopped by to say hello!

Hi Nancy! I am in better spirits, thank you for your kindness! I appreciate your comment.

Hi there, Anna-logue! What a cute name-play on words, LOL! So glad you took the time to come and visit and leave a comment!

Who knew, vous?? Thanks for stopping by, French Garden House!

Hi Beedeebabee (gosh, say THAT 5 time FAST, LOL). Isn't that easel gift adorable! I love it. Glad you like the tatting embellished notebook.

Woo HOO! Lindsey!!! I am doing a happy dance (on the inside; feeling kinda migrainey and nauseated today)! I can't believe I'm so lucky to get a card from the very talented YOU!! That makes my day! Congratulations on your new blog and I look forward to many more blog posts from you there!

Couture de Papier said...

Hi! Thank you she is a gem,when I visit my heart flutters..eye candy house!..I feel like Dorothy from Oz!
Getting treatment for back finally can visit blogland till pain is too much!
xxoo Denise..Hull,Massachussets

Back Through Time said...

I love it!! I adore tatting and you seem to find some of the best stuff.
Hope you are having a fun weekend!
Michelle

Beckie Holso said...

I can see why you just had to have this - it's lovely!

Le_Vintage said...

wow, thank you for teaching me about the hens and chicks tatting, thats just beautiful and i love learning about that. i'm glad i found you're blog!

sooooo cute

xoxo
le vintage

paperbird said...

What a fun notebook. I love using old tatted pieces in my work. They just are a little hard to find!

TattingChic said...

Hi Denise! I hope the treatment for your back helps! Thanks for the nice comment.

Thank you, Michelle! I'm glad you adore tatting! It's nice to share my finds with people such as yourself!

Hee hee! Thanks Beckie! It's nice to share!

Hi Le Vintage! Thank you so much! Wow, you are my 200th follower! How exciting for me...thank you so much for following my blog! ((Hugs)) to you!

Yes, Paperbird, tatted pieces are hard to find! I am so glad I have one of your beautiful pieces with tatting in it! It has a place of honor on my tatting cabinet! You're so talented!