Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Lovely Gift From Dantatter!

In this day and age of instant messaging, emails, tweets, and all forms of electronic communication from all around the planet it is so refreshing to get good old fashioned snail mail! Another sweet friend from the Land of Blog who wanted to wish me well has sent me a fabulous handmade gift!

Here's a preview of what arrived from
Susanne of Dantatter's Nook! Look! It's pink and white!
Woo Hoo!

It came all the way from Denmark! It's a Danish postmark and stamp. I think it's cool!


Here's what arrived in the envelope.A very nice card and hand-tatted lace bookmark!
The card has photos of "The Old Town"

located in Aarhus, Denmark!

They have houses dating as far back as 1550 A.D.!

If you would like to know more about it,

then here is a link to The Old Town website.
Here's another view of the beautiful tatted bookmark

Susanne told me she tatted it in size 20 Flora brand thread.
I think it's so pretty!

Tusind Tak, Susanne!

(Thank you, Susanne!)


Some of you may recall that I posted about a Christmas tatting exchange that Susanne and I did last Christmas. She is a very talented tatter and if you'd like to see more of her work feel free to visit her blog. Be sure to stop and say hello before you run off to the Danish part of blog~town, though! I always enjoy your visits and each and every one of your comments means so much!

Tah~tah for now!


Edited on Friday 7/3/09:

Thank you Marie Reed for including this post on:

Welcome PFF-ers!

60 absolutely fabulous things were said:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

O.k....that's it! We just HAVE to plan a trip to Denmark to visit dear Susanne! I agree, old fashioned snail mail is the best!

Linda said...

This is such a pretty reminds me of a garden trellis with beautiful blooming roses. hugs, Linda

sewmuchfun4 said...

Linda is right, it DOES look like a trellis. The little flowers are SO pretty! I especially like the end, it's a perfect curve and the picots are so even! You have a very happy mailbox!!

Thanks for adding me to your list! That put a big smile on my face!

Lori said...

that is the prettiest bookmark ever!!! the pattern and color are just lovely!!!

Déjà View Designs said...

That is so beautiful. How cool is that that it came from half way around the world! I'd save the envelope too, I love different country stamps.

Y'all are making me want to get my tatting shuttles out and work on some pieces. Tatting is such a lovely art.

Sally Kerson said...

The bookmark colours are just you! Denmark is a lovely country, I've been there and once worked for a Danish company.

Carla said...

Very lovely bookmark and colors

somethingcraftybydottie said...


Unknown said...

Hi Lady ShuttleMaker! Oh, I agree! Wouldn't that be fun! We could go and have a tat-o-rama Danish Stlyle!

Hi Linda, thank you! It does kinda look like a garden trellis! I agree!

Hi Ann! Thank you, I'm glad you like my friend's tatting.

Hi Lori! Thanks! I'm sure you just made Susanne's day! I agree it is so very pretty!

Welcome back Deja View Designs! That would be wayyyyy cool if you did decide to get out your shuttles and start tatting!

Ha ha! Sally, you noticed I like pink? What was your first clue? LOL! That is so neat that you had the opportunity to live in Denmark! I have always wanted to visit there!

Thank you, Carla! I think so, too!

Hi Dottie! Thank you! Well, if you ever decide you do want to learn there are resources available!

Anonymous said...

That bookmark is gorgeous. Just lovely.

tattrldy said...

Wow, that is so pretty! She does wonderful work. This should definately make you feel better! It so nice of her to send you this.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

Your new bookmark is so pretty.
I love the pink and white and it is so perfectly done.


Ruby said...

May God bless you with more mail! Susanne was so sweet to send you such a lovely bookmark. Thanks for sharing. :)

La Belette Rouge said...

Your blog is the UN of tatting!:-)

Reen said...

Nice bookmark & the colours is so sweet. Hope u are now in the Pinkest of health.

Cindy said...

What beautiful tatting - and a nice bookmark too! I agree with you on the snail mail - it's so fun to receive these days. And there's nothing better than a homemade gift. Best wishes to you!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, what a beautiful gift. I love the pretty pink and white!

Betty said...

What a lovely bookmark! Another talented individual, I see.

artbeckons said...

Another lovely giftie - you are so blessed!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Yarnjourney!

Hi Tattrldy! Yes, I agree it was very nice of Susanne tosend me the bookmark. I did cheer me up!

Thank you, Carolyn. It is very neatly tatted, isn't it?

Awww...thanks, Ruby! That is a very nice wish!

Ha ha! Good one, La Belette Rouge! I like that.

Cute, Reen! I hope to be in "the pinkest" of health, LOL! Very clever with the bookmark having pink in it!

Hello to A Happy Bluebird! Yes, I also agree with you about a homemade gift! So very sweet! It's a gift from the heart for sure!

Thank you, Thimbleanna! The pink and white is awesome, huh?

Thanks, Betty! Yes, Susanne is talented for sure!

Thank you, Beckie! Yes, I am definately blessed!

Fox said...

What a lovely package to arrive in the post. Love the presentation, TattingChic - almost as much as I do the pink and white bookmark!
XXOO Fox : )

{oc cottage} said... and your "tatty" friends are amazing! I have this much patience, - , that's it! I could never make anything like that! So darn pretty!
1550 AD? I might have something in my fridge that dates back to then!!! ;)

m ^..^

Susanne said...

TattingChic you have written another fine message here - and I am happy the bookmark cheered you up.
I also want to say thank you for all the nice words said about my tatting here. I am blushing but honoured too.

Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh my gosh pink and white tatting. I love love love you did this is beyond me but your talent abounds. Thank you for sharing.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

The bookmark is just beautiful.She does do beautiful work.Love the card with the old town.I love getting things from far away.Its really neat to save the postage stamps.Thank you Dearheart for stopping by for a visit. You Always make my day ,and today is my birthday ,so its more special.You take care and enjoy your 4th. XXOO Marie Antionette

Anonymous said...

love the bookmark :-)

Rose XXX

Ces Adorio said...

Oh my goodness, how delicate and dainty these works are. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment.

TattingChic! You are my gift today! Yes! Yes! Yes! The Federalist Papers! That and also Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Maybe my liberal friends could read Tocqville's definition of liberalism which he calls democratic despotism.

You are a rare gem to mention that because the truth is, I know most of those who engage me in conservative ideology discussion and criticize conservativism have not read it nor the works of the founding fathers. I don't even think they have heard of it.

Last year when my sister drove us around NYC, we passed in front of the US Customs' Building now known as Alexander Hamilton US Customs House. I had goosebumps because of its beautiful beaux arts design and then I remember Alexander Hamilton co-writing the Federalist papers.

Of course liberals today mostly want to overturn what our founding fathers created and install a marxist and socialist government.

Tracy said...

That is the prettiest bookmark! (What are you reading right now?) Fun mail from friends is the best... and even more fun if that friend lives far way. I hope you get to Denmark one is a beautiful country! If you do get to Scandinavia--do stop in on my here in Norway :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

Free Art Printables said...

What a great piece!

Lace hearts said...

I don't know what's prettier, the gorgeous bookmark, or those stunning stamps. What a lovely gift to receive.

Unknown said...

Thanks Fox! I appreciate the comment about the presentation. That makes my day!

Ha ha m ^..^! You're conducting science experiments in your fridge, aye?

Thank you, Susanne. I'm glad you like the blog post about your lovely bookmark. It is all true and you are talented in tatting!

Hi Pat! Thank you and...well...I did not do it, my friend Susanne tatted it up! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Birthday Marie Antoinette! You are so sweet! The different international stamps are kinda cool.

Thank you, Rose!

Thank you for that, Ces! I feel a renewed interest in the subject of politics...something I normally avoid, really, it's terrible that I am not more involved. I will have to look for Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America the next time I'm shopping for books!

Hi Tracy! Thank you, your visits are always a pleasure! Oh, yes, if I ever do land in Denmark I will do my utmost to stop in Norway to say hello to you!

Thanks, Jen!

Thank you, Lace Hearts. I'm glad you like them both! Thank you for visiting!

Lois said...

How kind of Susanne to send you a gift in the mail. Isn't it always a thrill to get something by mail that isn't a bill or advertisinment?
The bookmark is very pretty. Just think, whenever you open the book your reading you will get double the pleasure in being reminded of a kindness someone did for you.
Blessing surely do come in many ways, don't they?
Have a great week.

Unknown said...

OMG, this is so beautiful. You should start a journal of all the tatting that you receive from all over the globe. I think that you have single-handed taught all of us about your craft. I am diligently attempting to paint your tatting inside a painting for you.

Have a lovely day.


Vicki Chrisman said...


Rosemary said...

Hi there,
That is so pretty! Love the color!
Thank you for your sweet comments!
Can't wait to see your 4TH of July post!!

Anonymous said...

Hi tatting chic!
Love for craft is an universal language isn't it? ;-)
Lovely blog... and what a pretty bookmark from your friend!
Hope to read you again soon.
Greetings from Italy

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tatt Chic,
What a beautiful tatted bookmark from a talented tatter. And, to recieve the pics of Denmark too is very special. Susanne does gorgeous work and the colors so pretty.

Best wishes for a great 4th of July weekend.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Cottage Rose said...

OH My what a lovely book mark... You I have no idea what you are talking about most of the time about; but I just love to stop by and see all the beautiful things you make. I am so impressed with your work and the work of your friend who sent you the book mark. I read an article that tatting is a lost art, well they should stop by your blog.... I think it is found again.....

Thank you so much for your very sweet comment, I wish you and your family a happy Fourth of July.


Unknown said...

What a lovely comment, Lois! Thank you! It was kind of my dear friend Susanne! Yes, I thought of how it is a thrill to get something besides a bill. I thought of this as I pulled a bill out of the mailbox today! The friendships I've made in blogland are definately a blessing! Thank you!

Hi Karen! I have definately considered keeping a journal, but then, I want to be able to actually pick up my tatting and use it, LOL! I guess for now my blog IS my tatting journal in a way. Karen, I am so touched that you would want to paint something with tatting in it! WOW!!! I cannot wait to see it! That is really, truly VERY special, thank you!


Thanks, Rosemary! My plan is to post it on the 4th at midnight PST!!! Look for your darling box then!

Hello and welcome, Leideedisusy! I'm so glad you stopped in all the way from Italy, no less! There are some fabulous tatters there in Italy! I love your parchment art and crochet! Yes, I would agree that the love for craft is the universal language! Thank you so much!

Hi Celestina Marie! Thank you for your kind (and true) words about my friend, Susanne, and her tatting! I hope you have a wonderful July 4th weekend, too!

Hi Alaura! Very good point about tatting NOT being a lost art! Many tatters online feel that way, too, because tatting is alive and thriving in the online community! Thanks for visiting and good luck with your move!

Jane said...

What a lovely gift to receive, it's beautiful. Thank you for coming to visit my blog and leaving a comment

our shabby cottage said...

Oh, how lovely. I love a good surprise.


Hello Tatting Chic, The book mark is truly lovely and of course I love the pink color too. I am sure the lovely gifts will definitely perk up your spirits and make you feel better. Hugs Judy

Heather said...

Tatting Chic... my but this bookmark is adorable... if you like to read as much as I do, then this is going to come in very handy!!.... and you are right... snail mail just has that little bit more excitement to it... tangible I guess. Hugs.

Postcardy said...

That's a lovely bookmark.

Word verification is whimp--it sounds like a good word for a whiney wimp.

Unknown said...

Hi Miss 376, YOU for coming to visit my blog, LOL!

Thanks Our Shabby Cottage. I agree that a pleasant surprise is the best!

Hi Judy! Yes, the lovely color and design are both very nice. The fact that someone was thinking of me (in a good way) definately is a lift!

Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like the bookmark. I must confess, I used to read a lot more than I do now. I do more tatting than reading, LOL!

Thanks for visiting Postcardy.

Terry said...

Happy PFF what a fabulous post.
Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous gifts with us today.
I needed to step away from the hurried feeling of the electronic age for a moment and enjoy the thrilling peace of heart and mind that comes from the hand written,hand sewn and hand sent .
How very wonderful of you to share your happiness .
Thank you so much.
Happy 4th of July to you .
Happy Trails

Unknown said...

What a beautiful gift!! The prettiest bookmark ever and from so far away, how cool is that? I would keep the envelope for sure :) Great ephemera!


vintage girl at heart said...

Oh I love the tatting but yes the postmark is a treat also!!!! What wonderful friends you make doing such wonderful crafty tatting!!! I am still in awe of the things your ladies crate!!!! TALENT!! and patience too I bet!!!
Have a Happy 4th of jUly!!!

Kristin - The Goat said...

Aarhus is such a beautiful city. I had a HUGE crush on a guy there once. ahhhh But I was only there for 3 days, so it didn't last long lol

Anyway, what a beautiful bookmark and such lovely handwork. I'm sure you were so excited to receive such a lovely gift!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! Just a gorgeous, gorgeous piece. I so wish I could tat, but I can't. My aunt is a wonderful tatter though. Thanks for sharing with us.
HAppy PFF!

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful post!
you have a great creativity!
happy PFF

Artifax said...

Beautiful bookmark and photos!! What a lovely package to bring sunshine to your day!!

Unknown said...

Hi Terry! I know what you mean. Tatting is so very opposite of most of the activities we experience today that give us instant gratification. Tatting is very painstakingly slow!

Hi Amy! Yeah, I guess it is great ephemera! I'm glad you like the bookmark. It is kinda neat that it's from so far away!

Hi Vintage at Heart! Thanks I'm glad you like the bookmark and can appreciate tatting.

Hi Kirby3131! I'm so glad you stopped by! So, you had a crush on a guy from Aarhus? Sounds complicated, LOL! How lucky for you that you got to go to Denmark!

Hi Debby! Happy PFF back to you! Welcome! I'm so glad you stopped by!

Thank you, Marina Miranda! You are so sweet! I am glad you like the post. Happy PFF to you, too!

Thank you, Bejeweled! I'm glad you like the bookmark and photos. Thanks for visiting!

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

You must really love when that postman comes knocking!

Victoria xx

Ces Adorio said...

Tatting Chic, I know that you and Bella are friends. I created a new special award and you are one of its first recipients. Will you please do me the honor of accepting it? Thanks.

Unknown said...

Hi Victoria, well, sometimes I love it, LOL! Usually he just brings me bills like everyone else!

Oh, dear Ces! Thank you! How sweet of you to make an award in honor of our lovely friend Bella! I will gladly accept this award! Thank you, so much!

Robin said...

That is a lovely bookmark.

The postage a great.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Elyse said...

that is one beautiful bookmark!

thank you for the wonderfully sweet comment on my blog. all the same to you!

enjoy your tatted treasures and again, a happy 4th to you!


Barbara Jacksier said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I'm not nearly that talented but I do wish you the best of health!

Unknown said...

Hi Robin, thank you! Glad you like the bookmark and postmark/stamp! It's nice to have you stop by for a minute!

Thank you so much Elyse! Your visits are always a pleasure!

Hi Barbara Jacksier! The newly published author of the latest fabulous coffee table book is "not nearly that talented"!?! I don't believe it for a minute! Thank you for visiting and do stop by again!