Saturday, August 29, 2009

Off to College

Well my baby sister is off to college next week. I am going to miss her sooooooo much!

I decided to pull out the crochet hook and make her some dish rags for her going away gift.

I found a great tutorial for Waffle stitch dishrags by googling dish rags crochet tutorial, I tried doing that now, but can't find it anywhere. . . sorry

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Some more on "The Law of Attraction"

Saturday morning I went to the Farmers Market to help my uncle with his Kettlecorn business. Apparently there are a lot of people in the 21st century who trade and barter! I had so much fun selling the popcorn and a whole lot of fun trading it for the most delicious blackberries I have ever had!

The other day I was listening to the radio and heard about a Jazz/Blues festival happening in our area. I was really wanting to go, but thought there would be no way for me to go. . . my husband works evening so I would have to go by myself and I would have to get a babysitter. Not to mention the fact that I would have to buy a ticket.

While manning the popcorn booth my uncle asks me what I like to listen to. . . "Lately I have been really into Jazz"

Turns out he was selling popcorn at that Jazz/Blues festival that night and had a free ticket for me if I wanted to go! And the kid who was selling popcorn with us at the farmers market volunteered to babysit for me!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I Wish! I Wish! I Wish!

The past week I have had the best lesson on The Law of Attraction. It was a great lesson!
The kind of lesson I like. . .

The other day I took my adorable little boy to the library. . . I wish it was because he loves to read. Alas, it is because he likes the computer games they have there. Oh well, he does get a little exposure to the library and at least the games they have are about counting, letters, and thinking. Another plus, there is a 20 minute time limit.

While there, I was reading a book. My son didn't quite get how to play this new game so he kept calling for me. I would get into my book, then a minute later I would have to put it down again. This went on again and again. The third time I heard him calling for me, I looked at the page number and thought "I wish I had a pretty tatted bookmark."

That very night my dear aunt TattingChic called to tell me she sent me something in the mail. I was so excited I had to ask.

Guess what it was. . .

I knew you would guess right!

It was this lovely bookmark designed and tatted by Tatting Chic herself!
She sent a little card telling me about the thread, so I will pass the info on to you all. . . the rosettes are tatted in Yarnplayer's "peace" the green in Yarnplayer's "leafy" both size 80.

Thank You sooooo much Aunty Tatting Chic!!! I absolutely love this!

That was not the only thing my thoughts called into my life this week. . .

The book I was reading was about a family in the 1800's and I thought about how nice it would be if we slowed down a little and if we actually still traded our talents or goods for services. Like if we could pay the Doctor bill with fresh farm eggs, or perhaps a tatted doily.

"So, what could this thought have brought into her life?" you ask

"Did she get paid with a chicken or eggs or what?" lol

Actually I got a call from my mom who tells me she scheduled an appointment for me with Dr. Tagg, the world's greatest chiropractor! Woohoo! I am thinking, since she scheduled it, she is gonna pay for it.

I give her my sleeping son, for her to watch while I am at the chiropractor, and she tells me to go pick a box of peaches off the peach tree to take to him.

hmmm ok. . . she always gives fresh fruit to the doctors or whoever will take it. . . but a whole box???

As it turns out, some people in the 21st century actually do accept trades. Thank you Dr. Tagg! I feel soooo good!

My third wish, I should have been more specific about. . . My husband wears a mustache and a goatee. I love it! I find it very very sexy!

This past week he didn't shave at all! His sexy goatee was turning int a scruffy beard! ewww!

I wished he would shave.

He has Wednesdays off. . . I came home from work to find a completely clean shaven man. boo hoo! He actually looks like a little boy without the goatee!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Some Tatting from the Past

Before my grandma Jenalyn passed she gave me a few things that I treasure dearly. Among those are her christening dress and 4 baby bonnets. One of those bonnets is tatted. She would have been 100 years old this April. I know this was used when she was a baby and that she was the youngest child, so it might be a little over 100 yrs old.

You can see that the ties at the picots have started coming apart, along with some of the motifs.

My plan is to figure out the pattern on this and make a replica.

I treasure this little piece of tatting from the past and hope that I will be able to make one just like this for the baby daughter I hope to have.

A special thanks to my sweet blond big boy for modeling the bonnet. I love you, My Super Helper!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Krystledawne's challenge

So, about 2 weeks ago Krystledawne issued a challenge to share our tatting spaces as they were right then at that moment. I thought that was such a great idea, but I didn't have my camera. . . I have really enjoyed looking at the tatting spaces everyone has been sharing on their blogs! I am finally sharing a pic of mine.

I was kinda hoping by the time I got around to taking the picture I would have something a little more useful and attractive than the plastic shopping bag that I carry with me.

There it is finally. . . My tatting space!