Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Still Tying up Loose Ends


I'm sure you were awaiting further developments! LOL ! These are not loose ends so much as appreciation for tatted treasures I've received in 2009! Some of you may understand how much these remembrances are appreciated. I just love the idea of having tatting, from those I consider friends who live in different countries ~ to me, it is a privilege to collect and be the keeper of these laces.

A White Christmas wasn't exactly in our dreams, since we were having 4,500 sq. feet of new roof put on our home on the ridge! But we received 8" twice! And the roof may be finished by 2010. This is a photo from the ridge, with Shadow Mountain Road below, and looking across a second ridge to the village of Silver City. BUT This was not to be the
ONLY snowflake coming to the ridge!

LALOU from the In Tatter's forum sent me this snowflake ~ I'm thinking,
"did this snowflake bring the snow?" This one is just the right size to use as a coaster which is on my bedside table and holds my glass of ice (yes, ice - has to do with the 'kidney' failure issue). I'm pretty sure this may be needle tatted as it is so soft. It is ecru with gold beads! Lovely.


JANE EBORALL (UK) Designer, shuttle tatter and all 'round fun-loving, e-mail and snail-mail, mate has sent me many treats; but, I've pictured those in the past year.

THIS year, I was the surprised recipient of a bookmark I had admired on her blog (sneaky GIT) and a lovely beaded heart that was suspended in a bangle; but, the bangle didn't make the journey across the pond in one piece! I think it had to do with it's coming to Silver City; as I've received 3 other bangles from Jane which arrived just fine! Released, this one has become a 'wild heart' and free to roam at will! I like that idea ~ A Free Heart.

Tatskool A similar heart was shown on Tatskool's blog; and it's made with her own hand-dyed thread from the Choco-Mint family with blue beads. This treat hid in the parcel containing my order of skeins of HDT and confusion reigned. Pam waiting to find out how I liked the thread and the gift ~ and I searching through the wrappings and finally finding my little green heart. I think it has to do with Leprechauns and Ireland! Donnacha smiled knowingly when I asked him! I think the little fella hid it from me as he always plays in the threads from Ireland. I think he is smelling shamrocks and thinking of his relatives bad home.


Krystledawne (WA state) is another young tatter who has, happily, come into my life. She made the mistake of actually putting a 'wish list' on her blog; and, I just can't resist wish lists! I know how I've felt when others have responded in my family with items from such lists! Ecstatic! The thing is, I never have expectations of a gift when I do something for someone ~ "just because." My joy is in the giving!
Imagine my surprise when an envelope arrived that contained these lovely earrings. This was just before G'daughter's wedding, so that is where I wore them; and, received many questions about tatting and compliments. They are tatted around a cabone ring and on silver findings. Thank you, dear!

INDIA is a distant country from New Mexico. Madhur is a lawyer in India who tats faster than anyone I've ever seen! She also does her own designs! We became friends through the In Tatter's forum. I've just learned she was in a car accident on a trip and her car was totaled. At this time she is in a great deal of pain, and isn't able to tat for a while. I wish her a speedy recovery and she is in my prayers. If you are a member of the InTatters 'family', please express our tatter's wishes for her recovery.
Isn't this a beautiful doily? She also sent a book mark, but it is marking a place in my Bible! (along with Jane's and one from Pamela M.) This combination of colors is pleasing; a soft green with pink. This resides upon my glass-topped table at my bedside with my little cloisonné rabbit perched on top! It is my very first tatted doily!
Singapore is a place I could only 'dream' to visit in my lifetime. I first became acquainted with WickedTats, Aileen, through Threads of a Tatting Goddess. I was a Secret Santa for her a few years back; she reciprocated with a Chinese New Year Box with amazing content! We have become, I think, good friends and I admire her creativity and generous nature. So imagine my surprise when a packet arrives the day after Christmas. A tiny lavender box, with a lavender bow and INSIDE? This amazing, dainty, angel (which is now hanging on my miniature tree) The tatted wings are so delicate and this is so tiny that I don't know how she was able to put it together. Amazing dexterity and creativity!
I am very thankful to each of you for remembering me and sharing your time, considerable creativity and tatting talents. Looking towards a New Year here on the ridge; I hope yours is full of good health, good spirits, good friends and one dollar more than you need!







8 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What beautiful tatting.

Happy 2010! May it be happy and healthy and full of fun and contentment! And a finished roof!

Val said...

what wonderful presents for a fabulously wonderful friend! enjoy, Bev!

happy 2010!

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, WHERE did Madhur find the pattern for the doily? I made this one YEARS ago and would love to find it in my stash of patterns. Hang on, I maybe able to find it as it was a loose pattern, I think. I made it some 30 - 35 years ago, mounted it on varnished wood and gave it to my brother and wife for Christmas. So, actually that may be even longer!!!

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, WHERE did Madhur find the pattern for the doily? I made this one YEARS ago and would love to find it in my stash of patterns. Hang on, I maybe able to find it as it was a loose pattern, I think. I made it some 30 - 35 years ago, mounted it on varnished wood and gave it to my brother and wife for Christmas. So, actually that may be even longer!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Happy New Year, Bev! I'm glad you've made so many friends through the Internet. I know my new friendships have meant a great deal to me!

Tatskool said...

Wishing you a wonderful 2010 with better health. I like the earrings from Krystle the best and your lovely view.
You are a much loved lass.

Ridgetatter said...

I sense that I am rich in love from my tatting friends. Believe me, it means a great deal.
I didn't ask Madhur about the pattern source; but she sent me a SHEAF of handwritten patterns she'd collected; some her own. She likes vintage patterns so I'd imagine it is older.
XXX Truly I love you, one and all....

Another year to tread the sod ~ As long as one's feet are on the right side of the grass! LOL

wickedtats said...

Dear Bev

I hope you liked the angel. And just in case you didn't recognise it... that's the very same King Tut thread which you sent me. =)