Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One surprise after another

Hello there!!!

Well, I am home from Cambridge and have caught up on my sleep and am ready to share with you my great weekend!!
It was full of one surprise after another!!!

First, it always a welcome surprise when you see just how happy people are to see you again.
And there is aways neat surprises in the goodie bag you get when you arrive.

I love seeing what the vendors brought with them. I love shopping for new threads and books!! Many of the vendors stepped up and brought extra with them as one of the vendors could not make it this year.

The tatting class I did went surprisingly well. I must thank Pamela of Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense for letting me use her Cameo pattern for the class. Many of the students were able to finish their piece and were very pleased with themselves. It made me feel really good to hear -I think I got it! and -I have learned so much from you this weekend. Also to see them sharing with others what they made in my class. It leaves you with a good feeling!!!

But the BIGGEST surprise came on Saturday afternoon. I was getting ready for an afternoon class when I was called over by Ruth, only to have someone stand up and say- HI it`s ........FOX!!! This was the first time we got to meet face to face. We did try earlier this year but plans fell through. I had no idea she was coming out!!! And she wanted me to show her some needle tatting stitches. She made my whole weekend when she told me that she only came out because she know I was going to be there. That blew me away!!! Thank you so much for that!!

I have other pictures to show you but did not want to have this blog entry go on for pages, so I will share the pictures of the raffle winnings and purchases I did in a few days!!

I did have a big surprise when a got home. My boys had vacuumed the house and had all the dishes washed up. WOW!!!!

And of course the cat missed me, I think? I believe the look on her face is saying-just because your home does not mean you are getting your craft chair back!

More later! Tatfully Yours Kelly

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fun WOW!!!!!!

Hello Everyone in Tat Land

These last few days my mind has been fulled with the excitement of this up coming weekend in Cambridge for the Fringe Tatters tatting weekend. I always look sooooo forward to this time but last week I received a little bad news. One of the teachers was in a car accident and is on doctors orders to be off her feet for 6 or more weeks. So the guild has a substitute teacher coming in to do something with her class. Well, I know this` sub` and I am not sure if she is up to the challenge!! She is a nice enough person but I know she as never taught needle tatting before!!!

Have you guessed who the sub teacher is? Yes, that is right. It is ME!!!!! So I have been busy trying to come up with different techniques to teach on Saturday morning. I have been told that some of the students would have just had their first needle tatting class on Friday. So I have come up with a range of items with hopes that there is something of everyone. I really would like to thank Pamela Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense for her permission to use her Cameo pattern for teaching.

So I am asking everyone out there to keep their fingers crossed and send me good thoughts this weekend!!!

Thanking you all in advance!! Your the best!!
Tatfully Yours Kelly

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hello Everyone

WOW!!!! What a weekend! We had beautiful weather for the wedding on Saturday!!

This first picture is of my hair with the clip I made. It took the girl at the salon about one hour to put all the curls in. And it took me about two hours to brush them out on Sunday so I could wash my hair. I am luck to have any hair left on my head!!

This is an over view of the tent area where the wedding and reception took place. It was on the grooms family farm.

And this is the bride signing her life away. With the groom to the left and best man in the middle.

I`m just kidding about signing your life away. They made a lovely couple. And I am sure they will have a long happy life together!!!

Next on my calender is the tatting weekend in Cambridge with the Fringe Tatters on the 24th and 25th this month! I always look forward to this weekend. We have so much fun and of course the shopping and classes are great!

I`ll tat to you later.

Tatfully Yours

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Baby bonnet and Sweater

Good Morning Everyone

I know what you are thinking! You have seen this before but there is a twist to this hankie. It`s magic.

Folded just right. Stitched here and there. Then some ribbon added.

It has become a baby bonnet!!!! There is a very cute poem that goes with this but I am going to save that for later. I have one more bonnet to make for a baby that is not arriving until later this year!!!

I was also able to finish Pat`s hankie this weekend. Hope she likes it!!

And this is the baby sweater my mother asked me to make. I still have the bonnet and booties to knit. But will likely start them on Saturday on the long drive to the nieces wedding.

Well must run!! Late start for work today, so I have just enough time for a cup of tea and an english muffin. Then go go go!!!

Tatfully Yours