Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Catching up

When I took that little blogging break between Easter and October it wasn't because I didn't have anything to blog about! Oh, no! It also wasn't because I don't like you guys! I LOVE my blogger buddies! You guys are the best! I really missed you guys! The truth was I just wasn't feeling well and I didn't want to get on here and complain and be a drag. So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! I've had lot's of periods of not feeling well! During one of those dark periods a very sweet friend sent me some tatted lace to cheer me up! Let me share it with you!


Isn't this just gorgeous?

It's an edging called "Bridesmaid"
designed by Mary Konior
She tatted it because it looks so similar
to "Black Magic" and my dear friend
knows how much I like the "Black Magic" design!


Here it is on a contrasting background
so you can have another look at it.

I just love it and it certainly
did cheer me up!
I've had it on my side table in my living
room where I can look at it from time to time.


Now, you are probably wondering
"Who is this dear friend?"
Why it's my friend from the blog

It came all the way from Singapore
and here's the postmark to prove it!
Isn't the stamp pretty?

Thank you, my friend!


You may want to go on over to her blog because she's having a giveaway right now! She's giving away these beautiful tatted earrings! WAIT! Before you go, though, I'd love to hear what you have to say! I'm a sucker for comments...tee hee!


47 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Michelle said...

It is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely edging.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Michelle! Welcome and thank you for stopping by! Thanks for the nice comment about my friend's tatting!

Miranda said...

I hope you're feeling better now.

It's interesting how you can always tell a Mary Konior design. Some designers manage to develop a distinctive style, and she's definitely one of them.

Tatfully Yours said...

I love the rich colour of the thread used in the edging!! It looks great!

❦TattingChic said...

Thank you, Miranda.
I would agree that Mary Konior definitely had a very distinctive way of designing that is sorely missed! I'm just glad I've been able to collect all 4 copies of her books! YAY! That was not an easy feat, either! (yes, I'm bragging, forgive me! LOL!)

Hi Tatfully yours! Isn't it a beautiful color! I am wondering what I'll use it to frame because it will look lovely framing something under some glass!

God's Kid said...

The edging looks amazing and what a wonderful friend to send you a gift to cheer you up! :)

❦TattingChic said...

Amazing is a good word for it, thanks, God's kid! :D She is a lovely friend to me and others! I hope you visit her blog and get to know her! Join in her giveaway too! She's not only sweet, but a good tatter, too! I don't know why I'm promoting her giveaway because I'd love to win those earrings! ;) LOL!

Fox said...

Lovely edging! Umintsuru is so very thoughtful and large of spirit, isn't she? Plus a wonderful tatter!

Glad you are feeling better!
Fox : )

our shabby cottage said...

Glad to have you back and feeling better. There is nothing worse than not feeling well. What a beautiful piece of lace too.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Fox! Yes, She's very generous, that's for sure! I've noticed other gifts lately to other tatters on many a blog! :D

Hello, Our Shabby Cottage! Glad you came by to say hello! Yes, at least I feel good enough to blog and stuff! I'm glad you like the lace, too! :D

TypsTatting said...

What a gorgeous edging and I hope that you are feeling better!

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Typs Tatting! I agree it's gorgeous! I hope Umintsuru gets over here to read all these nice comments about her tatting! Well, thank you on the part about my feeling's a chronic thing so it has it's ups and downs.
Hope you're having a good week!

Charmingdesigns said...

oh gosh, that is so beautiful. Isn't it wonderful that it doesnt matter where you live, there is a love for tatting.

Geez, this rain!! enough I moved away from this weather!!!

Keep feeling better and better!
my word verification...sallype.
funny huh

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Laurie, Charming Laurie, LOL!! How is my good bloggy friend! :D Yes, I would have to agree that the love for tatting is worldwide, that's for sure!

Thanks, I will do my best to keep feeling better and better!

Blogger sure comes up with some funny word verifications!

our shabby cottage said...

Hi again, thanks for your lovely comments on the lavender strawberries, they are pretty aren't they! I actually sell the kits to make 2 with all embellishements and instructions if you are interested? All you need is the lavender (perfect for international customers). I have a few different ones. You can email me kathrynatourshabbycottagedotcom if you want. Cheers, Kathryn. XX

Maria de Lourdes said...

Felicidades tienes un blog interesantisimo, me alegra hayas vuelto y ese encaje que llego desde singapur es bellisímo.

❦TattingChic said...

Thanks for the info Kathryn! Payday is on Friday so you might just hear from me! ;)

Hi Maria! Thanks for you nice words! :D

umintsuru said...

I love your photos. The background you chose really showed off the edging.

I am just happy you are feeling better, TattingChic.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi there, Umintsuru! I'm so glad you made it over to see the post! I hope you are seeing all the nice things people have to say about your beautiful tatting!

Oh...I saw your comment on my "blue diamond" post and I haven't gotten any emails from you! Maybe it's still in transit through the servers... who knows!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

Glad to see you back posting and sorry you were not well.
Hope that you are feeling better now.
Love this pretty tatting from your friend in Singapore, so beautiful.

Happy Thursday

umintsuru said...

Do I have your old e-mail address? Anyway, could you drop me an e-mail so I can reply about the shuttles.

themamajama said...

Glad to read you've getting back to us. Thanks for sharing the pretty. If it brought out my sigh in admiration, it must have a wonderous effect in person. Hope your upwards trend continues.

Margarets designer cards said...

What a beautiful edging, and so beautifully tatted. How you are feeling better, Margaret

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked my friends tatting!

Hi Umintsuru! The email is on the way!

Hello Mamajama! It's nice to be back in blogland! The tatting is lovely in person!

Hi Margaret! Always a pleasure to have you stop by! :D

Linda S Davies said...

That is a beautiful to lift the spirits.
I'm so glad you are back to your blogging self, I have really missed you!

❦TattingChic said...

Thank you, Linda! I've missed you, too! :D

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Welcome back! I hope you are feeling much better.

❦TattingChic said...

Thank you for the welcom back that means a lot to me, Eliz! Well, I feel good enough to blog, so that's something! Now, to feel good enough to tat...I've got some exchanges to get caught up on...

Art by JoyMac said...

This is a gorgeous present and I can see why it cheered you up.....I am so pleased that you are feeling better.....way to go girl
Joy in OZ

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Joy! Yes, it did cheer me did your visit! So glad you stopped by! :D

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm so glad you're blogging again, and good to know you're feeling better! I was delighted to hear from you, letting me know you're back.

And you also joined The Tatting Forums! I'm still getting used to 'navigating' over there. I'd love to have one of those epoxy shuttles!

I took some time off from my own blog the past two months - but for a happier reason of doing some traveling. It's really great to be retired, although being this age has its own challenges!

Mary's lovely "Maids of Honor" has a special place in my heart because I tatted it as the bottom border of one of my 3-D bells (very appropriate for a wedding!) It was a keepsake for my sweet niece for her wedding back in 2001(She now has two young sons!) I'm hoping to get better photos of it, as well as good photos the other bells (about 10) that I created between 1992 and 2001, using published patterns as part of the design.

I'm still trying to find out more about Mary Konior. Even though she is well known for her tatting designs, and wrote all those books (plus crochet books), we seem to know little about her life!

Welcome back to Blogland! Your posts are always enjoyable to read, and we've missed you!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my, that is gorgeous! You are loved by lovely and talented people. I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to blog again. :)

Ooh, look, my word verif is 'mushi'!


❦TattingChic said...

Hi Kathy! That is neat that you used this same pattern for your beautiful bell pattern! You are so talented and you have good taste! ;) I hope you have enjoyed your travels although you have been missed in blogland!

Hi Bella! Thank you for your kind words! That is cute that you had that for your word verification, LOL! :D

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a sweet, thoughtful gift! Hope you're feeling better, too.

NeereAnDear said...

Oh my goodness WELCOME BACK!! I have missed you ... hope you are feeling better now.... and we get to see you for quite a while before that silly computer breaks down...


❦TattingChic said...

Hi Cathy! Thanks! :D

Thanks for the Welcome back, Jo! It's nice to know I'm wuvved! ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG what lovely things!!!! HEY, thank you so much for coming to see me! That is so thoughtful and kind! As I see that you have been away for a while, it is a blessing to know that you would come to catch up with very, very kind...and to you as well, I raise my humble glass and say "CHEERS" to a kind soul. ENJOY YOUR DAY! Anita

KarenHarveyCox said...

HI, So happy to see a comment on my post from you. Every time I see lace I think of you. You are the person who taught me what Tatting was! Now when I see those vintage tatting tools I know why they exist.

Your gift is beautiful. Looks like someone else thinks of you when they see tatting also.


Marie Antionette said...

Hello Dear TAT!!!
Its always wonderful to hear from you. Like you I have not been able to blog much...maybe once a month.And like you...I love my blogging buddies...LOL
This is such beautful lace! I love it Your friend is very talented...LOL...Like You!!!
Going to try and do a new post Hon.Make sure you come by soon for a visit...cause I am going to have a very nice give away Dec 1st. Pass the word.

I am sooo happy you are feeling better. I pray you stay that way.
Take care Dear One and may God bless your sweet heart,
XXOO Marie Antionette

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Toni! You can call me Chic (not tat, Tee hee) ;D I'm so glad you came to visit! Well, I tell ya what when the giveaway happens I will spread the word! I am looking forward to it! I know you create such lovely things! :D

Hi Karen, thanks for coming to visit! I am glad to have taught you about tatting and that now you know why tatting shuttles exist! That is so cool! I'm so glad you came by to say hello!

Hi Anita! I'm so glad you stopped by as well! What a pleasure! :D

Marie Antionette said...

Its me again Dear One,
I wanted to let you know that I am having a give away so pop on over to throw your name in the pot.Hugs and kisses,Marie Antionette

Old Jail Artist said...

I've been taking a blog hiatus myself, but it's great to see you back. I love the detail on that piece of tatting. It makes me want to get out my own work again.

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Marie Antoinette, I have gone over to join in your giveaway and I hope I win! HA HA HA!

Thanks Old Jail Artist! I hope you do take out your shuttles and start tatting! :D

ancolie said...

it's a great job and you're very lucky to receive such a nice gift ! it is priceless!
Ancolie (France)

Claudia said...

hi!! really beautiful this edging.. contratulations chic!!! i also loved this pattern!

Aleta said...

I'm drooling over your work, ok, no, I would never do that, but WOW - beautiful work!

Lynn B said...

Hi, I hope you are feeling better, I have tried to contact you re our exchange, it is waiting here to be posted to you! I did not know if you had forgotten? I sent an email but I am unsure if I sent it to the right address.

Happy Christmas!

Lynn B