Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coming out of the dumps!!!

Morning All!!!

Some of you know or may have noticed I have not been blogging much lately. For someone who is not working and at home much of the time I should have loads of tatting done to share with you. But I don`t. Just been in the dumps lately!
But things are starting to look up!

Hubby`s side of the family is on the grow. First his niece had a baby girl a couple of weeks ago and a nephew`s girlfriend is do in 3 months.

So I have picked up my crochet hooks and knitting needles and started making some gifts for the new arrivals.

Next, I was able to buy this book from ebay the other week and have tatted a doily from it. I used some hand dyed thread in size 20 that I picked up from Karey Solomon called ``Willows by the water``.

I am really enjoying working with HDT`s. My hubby has let me buy my own birthday gifts this year, so placed an order with Lady Shuttle Maker for some of her threads and a hook pin. The only thing is, it will arrive well before my birthday at the end of March. I wonder if hubby will let me open my gifts early? But if I get to the mail first.....what he doesn`t know won`t hurt him!!! ;))))

And much to my surprise I also won some more HDT`s from a wonderful giveaway that Yarnplayer was doing. Not just threads are coming but a beautiful hand made necklace pendent and bracelet. Thank you Marilee!!!

So with a good report from the surgeon on my recovery and being busy looking for a new job; things are starting to look up!
The sun is shining and I feel I need a big cup of tea. I will go now.

Blog to you later.
Tatfully Yours

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tribute to Gina

I spent much of my day, as many of you in Tat Land did, tatting and remembering our good friend Gina.

I am grateful that I had the chance to meet Gina a couple of years back and we even took a class together. But I think what I will remember and miss the most will be her laugh, her smile and the warmth she shared with everyone.

We will miss you Gina!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Passing of a dear friend...

I am very sad to hear about the passing of a wonderful person and friend Gina Brummet the Tatting Goddess.

I was lucky to have had the chance to meet Gina a couple of years ago when she came up to Canada to teacher with the Fringe Tatters group. She even came up to my room with other tatters for a pizza party.
I was looking forward to seeing her later this year as she was planning to come up again to teach for the group.

You will be sadly missed!! I will have a spearmint tea for the both of us tonight!!
Rest in peace.