Monday, June 29, 2009

Thank You, Pamela!

Lately, I have experienced some challenges with my health. A friend had heard of this and sent a little something to cheer me up. Well, it worked! I thought I'd share it with you today!


Pamela, A.K.A. Tatskool from
sent a beautiful pink beaded heart made
of her beautiful hand tatted lace!

It arrived all the way from lovely Ireland!

Isn't it sparkly?


She sent it in this adorable handmade card

along with some of her wonderful HDT

(Hand Dyed Thread)!

(Click on photo to enlarge.)

Here's the bunch of goodies together.


Here is a close up of the thread.This is her new fabulous "Rasperry Ripple"

HDT (hand-dyed thread).

Pamela has started selling her beautiful HDT's

and they are available at her shop:

She has featured her beautiful new line
of Choco-Rasperry HDT's


Take a look at this BEAR-y cute card!

She made this, herself!

I just love handmade cards and the photo doesn't do it justice.

The photo cannot show the beautiful glitter and details on the card

that are seen in person.

Here's her very sweet note that she wrote inside:

Awww...that is so sweet, Pamela!

Yes, it certainly did add a sparkle to my smile!


Okay, let's take a look at that beautiful hand tatted

lace heart one more time, shall we?

These beads are so sparkly because they

are crystal beads that are lined on

the inside with real silver!


Let's have a closer look.

Very nice work, Pamela!

Thank you!


It was so nice of you to come by and let me share this sparkly heart with you! I hope it has added a sparkle to your smile, too! I am grateful for the friendships I've made through blogging and Pamela's gesture is a fabulous example of that. Gifts are nice AND the fabulous support and kindness that we show each other in the blogging community are the true gifts! Thank you!

Be sure to say hello before you run off to visit Pamela's blog! :)



62 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Unknown said...

What beautiful gifts and what a beautiful friendship you have! How lovely! You are one lucky lady!
Thanks for visiting my blog so that I may visit you!
Happy day!

Tatskool said...

Aw Chic, and aren't you worth every bit of sparkle.
Thank you for your friendship and keep on writing such lovely blog posts, you are so talented with your sparkly wit and attention to detail.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a lovely gift and card! I know, photos don't do justice to the wonderful crafts we all make! I do hope that you are feeling better and that there is nothing serious...God bless you and may you be nothing be healthy and happy for a long, long time! Thank you for visiting with me today! Anita

Betty said...

What a wonderful friend! The little heart is adorable and just perfect for you!

Snap said...

Beautiful gifts and card! Hand dyed thread .. WOW! You are correct -- so many generous, giving bloggers out here in Bloglandia!

Hope you are feeling much better -- happy and healthy!


Fox said...

I hope you are soon feeling as sparkly as that sweet little heart. Sending you happy wishes and thoughts, TattingChic!
XXOOXX Fox : )

Unknown said...

Hi Beth, thank you for coming by to visit! It's so much fun blog hopping around the land of Blog!

Dear, dear Tatskool. Thank you so much (again) for the lovely heart and your thoughtfulness! It is BEAUTIFUL! I really love it! It definately cheered me up and made me feel special during this challenging time!

Hi Anita! Thanks for your well wishes! You are very kind. Not to worry, it's nothing life threatening. Thank you for your concern and your visit!

Yes, Betty, that is a lovely thing for a friend to do, isn't it?

Hi Snap! It's amazing, isn't it? We're all so lucky to rub elbows with each other!

Hi Fox! Thank you for your very sweet comment! I appreciate the happy thoughts and wishes directed my way!

Needledreams said...

That's a very nice ARK. THe postman will cary something else for you tomorrow, from far tropical waters. Hope you're doing well and have a speedy recovery!

sewmuchfun4 said...

When I was little I didn't get the fuss grownups made over "having your health". Now that I'm "old", boy do I EVER get it! I hope you are back in the pink very soon. And speaking of pink... (what an artful segue, huh)

That is a very pretty, sparkly, pink heart Tatskool made you. So nice. And the little teddy bear on the card, so cute. Is Teddy dimensional? He kind of looks like his little snout pops off the page!

Take care,

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a thoughtful gift! I hope you're feeling much better now :) We'd never know anything was wrong--your positive spirit and cheerful nature is so evident in your blog.

Rue said...

What a sweet gift! Beautiful too :)

Thank you not only for the sweet words about Shiloh, but also for the info on sitemeter. It's been great and easy to use :)

I hope you're feeling better sweet friend!


Gerry said...

What lucky girl you are to get such lovely gifts. The tatted heart is beautiful as is the card. It's so nice when someone takes the time to make 'you' something special.

Unknown said...

I'm glad you visit my blog. Your's so nice and,too.Please, Would you follow me, because I'm afraid lost your blog.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

I love the heart and the sparkly beads and card ~ what a lovely friend you have.

I hope that you are feeling better and have a good week.
Thanks for visiting my blog, always neat to hear from you.


Anonymous said...

such a nice gift to cheer you up :-)

Rose XXX

Unknown said...

Hi Wally (Needledreams)! What is an "ARK" that you are making a reference to? Anyway, I see that my order from you is on it's way! WOO HOO! I am excited! I will definately look for it over the next week or so. YAY!

Ha ha! Hi Ann, that was a perfect segue! Very clever, indeed. I so know what you mean about hearing the grown ups going on and on about "you have your health" or "Look at all that energy; I wish I had it". I was clueless. Needless to say, I am no longer clueluess about what they meant. Glad you liked Pamela's heart!

Hi Grizzly Mountain Arts! That's the beauty of "auto-publish", LOL! You can make up a bunch of posts before hand and have them publishing while you're feeling miserable, LOL!

Hi Rue! ((Hugs)) back to you! I'm so glad you took my suggestion about the sitemeter. Melissa from Honey Bee's Bliss had suggested it to me and I've loved it just to see where everyone is visiting from all over the planet. It wasn't until after I'd had it awhile that I noticed it could be utilized for online blogging safety! Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Gerry, yes, you are right! It is special when someone takes the time to make something just for you!

Hi KINHA. You lost my blog? Oh, no! Well, I'm glad you found it again. Thank you for asking me to follow your blog, however, I am pretty much limiting myself to following only tatting blogs right now. You are welcome to come back and visit anytime now that you've found my blog again. Have a nice day!

Hi Carolyn, thanks for stopping by! It's always a pleasure to have you come and visit. I am lucky to have a sweet friend that would send me a lovely tatted heart, I agree!

Thank you, Rose! Yes, it definately did cheer me up!

Heather said...

It is obvious that you are a very special person and have touched many people's hearts.... I am glad someone could bring some "sparkle" to your day. Hugs.

Jon Yusoff said...

The heart and the card are so pretty. I hope tatting with the HDT will cheer you up lots. Take care.

Rosemary said...

What a wonderful friend!
Hope everything is good with you.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! The heart is just gorgeous!
Judy B

Paula said...

What sweet gifts you recieved from Pamela!!
The "raspberry ripple" thread is really beautiful... I can't wait to see what you make with it! (I'm sure whatever it is will be wonderful!)

Elyse said...

aw, i hope you are feeling better. i know you must be feeling cherished. you so are!


Unknown said...

Hi Heather, you are very kind to say that in your comment, thank you!

Hi Jon! Thanks for stopping by. Oh, I'm cheered up already just looking at them!

Hi Rosemary! Thank you for the well wishes.

Thanks, Judy B!

Hi Paula! Thanks for the visit. I don't know how long it will be before I tat with it. I haven't felt like tatting at all, but the new thread is somewhat motivating!

Elyse, you are a sweetie! Thank you for that!

Thimbleanna said...

What great gifties! I LOVE LOVE that gorgeous pink thread too!

Betzie said...

A very sweet heart for a sweetheart of a person! Hope you are feeling better and better!

tattrldy said...

What sweet gifts from Tatskool! The card and the heart are lovely. And sometime when you feel better we'll get to see what you make with the thread. Hope that's soon!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment about the doily.

Maggie Ann said...

How sweet of her! Everything is lovely...

Linda said...

Sweet treasures that brightened your day, the heart is precious. hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

The sparkly heart is so cute. Definitely brightens the day! I hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Joyce

Chrisy said...

Congrats! Congrats! You've won the apron giveaway from my Mad Tea Party! Please email me with you address when you have a mo and I'll send it right over!


Hello Tatting Chic, Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well. I hope you are feeling better soon. Lovely Tatted Heart and Lovely HDT from your dear friend. Hugs Judy

Unknown said...

Isn't it great the friends we make through our blogs.

Jessica Rodarte said...

So sweet of Pamela to send you. What a lovely heart to cheer you up! :)

artbeckons said...

Love the beading with the tatting - and so glad you have such loving and supportive friends. Hope you're feeling better soon =)

Valerie said...

Hey good to hear that you are feeling better already, TattingChic. Thanks for sharing the smile. :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Pam is the BESTEST! Surely, with all the love going your way, you will overcome!

Sending some more....


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tatt Chic,
Oh the gifts from talented Pamela are so precious. I love the heart with beads. The card is adorable and I am imagining the glitter sparkling. I know it is so pretty. What gorgeous thread too.

You are loved and blessed. I pray your health challenge is less and you have better days ahead.
Sending a big hug,
Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

Hi Thimbleanna! Thanks! Isn't the pink thread pretty? I happen to agree with you.

Awww...thanks, Betzie! I appreciate the sweetheart of a comment from a sweetheart of a blogger!

Hi Tattrldy! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Your doily is gorgeous, BTW!

Hi Maggie Ann and thank you!

Thank you, LInda. The heart really did brighten my day.

Thank you for your well wishes Joyce! Thanks for coming by to see the sparkly heart.

Woo Hoo! Thanks, Chrisy! I'm delighted that I won your apron! I have tweeted about it already!

Hi Judy, thank you for the hugs and right back atcha!

I couldn't agree more, Clyde! It is indeed a blessing!

Thanks, Jessica. You are right; Pamela is very sweet to send that!

Thank you for the well wishes, Beckie! Yes, I do have very supportive blog friends, for sure!

Hi Valerie, I'm glad to share a smile with you! The heart definately cheered me up, that's for sure!

Awww...thanks, Sherry! I appreciate it and need all the love and positive vibes I can get (don't we all?). You are right; Pam IS the bestest!

Hi Celestina Marie! You're so cute; imagining the sparkles on the card! Such an artist at heart! Thank you for the loving and supportive words and prayers! I need all the prayers I can get!

Kathleen Grace said...

Subeautiful things! That hand dyed thread is such a treasure, I love the color she achieved:>)

meandering pearl said...

what treasures!!! hope your feeling it because you rushed out at 5am to get a fishtank to help you put on make-up :) i couldnt stop giggling when i read that!

kind kind wishes

Unknown said...

Hi Kathleen Grace. I guess when you say it's "Subeautiful" you really meant to say "so beautiful" and not "sub-beautiful" which is less than beautiful, right? So, if I'm interpreting that right, then Thanks for your sweet comment about my friend's tatting! ;)

Hi Meandering Pearl! I am glad you came to visit. I have no idea what you are talking about in regards to going at 5 am to buy a fishtank to put make up on. I haven't written anything about that. Maybe you had more than one comment window open at a time? LOL!

rochambeau said...

A beautiful sparkling red heart for a beautiful person! Will think healing thoughts for you Tatting Chic! You are on my mind!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

It's lovely! Such a sweet little gift to cheer your day.

jan said...

Hi, thank you for visiting my Blog. You asked a question I couldnt reply privately I dont have your email !!! you will have to go to the Give Awyas blog site and check there that you can tweeter !! it. Im sorry I dont know about that. Thanks for visitingme anyway, what lovely gifts you received. Hope you are feeeling better now. Jansmusing

Dean Grey said...

More fantastic gifts, TattingChic!

Pamela did a GREAT job on the tatted heart. The crystals make it shine and add an extra dimension to the piece.

Quite a clever idea!

Hooray for crafty people! You all rule!!


Donna Lynn said...

What a wonderful friend! You must of been so touched by that kindness, sorry about how you have been feeling, prayers going up right now for your health!
Donna Lynn

Victoria Lynn said...

How thoughtful and beautiful! Hope you are doing better with your health. You are always so kind and generous with your comments. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Victoria Lynn

Unknown said...

Hi Constance! It's always a pleasure to have a visit from you! Thank you for the positive thoughts!

Thank you, Cathy! It definately did brighten my day!

Hi Jan, thanks for answering. It's okay if you answer me in comments if I ask you in comments. I don't have my email available publically online for privacy/safety reasons.

Hi Dean! Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like Pamela's heart. I agree that the online crafting~blogging community rules!

Hi Donna Lynn! Thanks for the visit! I definately was touched by her kindness. Thank you so much for your prayers! I need all I can get! (Don't we all!?)

Hi Victoria Lynn! Woo Hoo! I just heard from your BFF right above you! How cute! Did you guys plan that and "gang up" on me!? LOL! Just kidding! Thank you for your sweet comment and the prayers! Love the prayers! Thank you!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Pamela; I just wanted to pop by and say a big thank you for you sweet comment you are just a very talented lady, who I love to have as a friend... love you work.


AngelDoll said...

Well, I am sorry I cannot send you something to you via 'snail' mail, but I am sending you BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY 'WHATEVER AILS YOU'....Take care...I LOVE your tatting, your blog...and THANK YOU for taking the time to visit my blog and Flickr sites too. I appreciate your 'friendship' very much.

Needledreams said...

I tried to say "Random Act of Kindness" RAK not ARK. I think I'm getting dyslepsia now that I'm getting old! lol

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Yes, blogging friends are the best! Aren't we lucky to live in this time when it is possible to reach out and get to know so many like-minded people?! I hope you are feeling well. Have a good week! Twyla

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What a sweet friend! Aren't blogging buddies the absolute best? Hope you are doing well.


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Raspberry Ripples and sparkles - what more could we ask for!

Victoria xxx

A Romantic Porch said...

Ah, what a lovely gift for a lovely tatting chicky. I hope you are on the mend! Thank you for your sweet comment on our anniversary. xo rachel

Tracy said...

So lovely... that heart is gorgeous--love the sparkly beads! Beautiful treats from your friend, TattingChic... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Unknown said...

Thanks Alaura! I'm sure that if Pamela comes back to my blog to read your really sweet comment she will really appreciate that! She is a very talented lady, I agree!

Hi AngelDoll! Thanks for your well wishes! I appreciate your visits and bloggy friendship, too!

Oh, thanks for clearing that up, Needledreams. Yes, I agree that is a nice RAK, LOL!

Thank you, Twyla! Yes, it is wonderful to be alive in this time where we can make friends all around the world from the comfort of our living rooms, LOL!

Yes, Amanda, bloggy friends are the best! Thank you!

Ha! Victoria, I guess life couldn't get any better than raspberry ripples and sparkles, LOL!

Thank you, Rachel! You are a sweetie! Thank YOU for your sweet comments!

Hi Tracy! Thanks! It's always a pleasure to have you stop by! ((Hugs)) to you, too!

Charmingdesigns said...

I received a very lovely surprise from you!! Thanks you so much you are such a sweet friend!!!
I will blog about it for my Pink Saturday post. It is soooo charming!! I love it! Laurie

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie! I'm so glad to hear you got it! I will be looking forward to your post on Saturday, then! I'm glad you like it! :)

Lynn B said...

I love the tatted heart, it is so pretty! It is a pleasure to visit your blog, you thoroughly deserve this gift.

Marie Reed said...

Hiii! I really wanted to share your Danish stamps and card with my postcard group! I hope that it's ok with you:)

Unknown said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Lynn B! It is always a pleasure to have you come on over to visit!

Hi Marie Reed! No, I don't mind a bit as long as credit is given to me for the original photo with a link to the blogpost that had it on my blog. I think it's neat that you would want to share them.