Happy International Tatting Day!

April 1st has been known as April Fools day.  People play pranks and have fun doing silly things.  I like the idea of tatting day better.

In celebration I am going BOGO! on my bookstore.  Purchase one book and get one of equal or lesser price free. Just pay for one and add let me know which second book you would like to receive.

Sorry, I can only do the US for this because of the customs forms for other locations.   Not going to the Post Office during Safer at home order.

This offer is good while supplies last or until April 15th.

 

TROLLS World Tour

I could use something a bit fun!!!  Just watched the trailer for the new Trolls World Tour movie!  Metallic thread, Yeah !!!!

Lisa showed us some Diamante Grande, or something like that on her FB live tour of the Craft Corner…  Now I GOTTA HAVE SOME!  Maybe several different colors…

I will be adding my Tatted Troll instructions to the free patterns page tonight.  Anyone ready for some FUN?TattedTroll

Happy March

My grandfather, Ward Dallas MaHan was Irish, so I guess my interest in Celtic knots is in my DNA.  However, my family was “black” Irish, protestant Irish, not Catholic Irish.

I don’t really understand why people don’t just get along.  The conflicts in Ireland about religion have been around for a LONG time.  Listen to the song, Wearing of the green, here..

There is a bit of bullying going on around the world about St Patrick’s day… concerning wearing green on St Patrick’s day.  When I was little, anyone NOT wearing green on March 17th wound be hit or pinched.  Don’t get me wrong , green is my favorite color.  But I choose to not wear it on March 17th.

We should all be kind to each other and respect each person’s beliefs.

Just be kind.

Go to the free patterns page for updated instructions to tat my Celtic Shamrock from 2005.  In the post from way back in 2005 I referred to my book, Celtic Tatting Knots and Patterns, for the weaving instructions.  Anyone trying to make this shamrock from a photo online, or without the book has had difficulty.   Well, MORE difficulty.  If it were easy it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.

I hope you enjoy all that the month of March brings; the hope of Spring, the first flowers, the singing of the birds, and nature turning the trees and grasses green.again.

Hugs to all!

Happy Valentines!

I hope you all know that you are loved! We are all different in our own way but we are all precious to each other and to the God who designed us.

Dan and I have had this endless cough, bronchitis, bronchial pneumonia.  Hack Hack Cough Cough…

Our Dr said that if Dan had waited another day to see him he would have sent straight to the ER for IV antibiotics.  If you are sick don’t put off getting treatment!

 

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Happy New Year 2020

We have been so blessed this year,  We’re thankful for all of our friends and family, for precious memories, and new adventures.  One thing that this Christmas holiday season has brought to mind is that our most precious things are not things at all.  We have Christmas ornaments made by our kids and grands, memories of holidays spent with family and friends, and the sounds and smells bring back treasures that we will keep for life.  Love, hugs, and prayers to everyone.  May the new year bring you all of the best in life.  Make good memories!

Found this heart in my UFO tubs.
I will post instructions next week.
It’s a UFO because it’s kind of messy.  The finished and revised/updated pattern will be prettier.

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Tis the season for Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for this year!  While we are getting older, we are still able to enjoy our life together and have lots of fun.  Our kjids may not be doing everything we would have chosen for them, but they are all doing what they have chosen successfully.  Our grandkids are amazing and delight us with every phone call, and photo.  Our first great granddaughter will be two in December.  There are no words to describle how adorable, smart, funny, and precious she is!  We love you all so much.  God has given us a HS senior who is a real joy.  SHe is doing well and on track to have a good life.  We are blessed.

 

I am also thankful that I am able to see well enough to do a lot of Christmas tatting… and will also be thankful when I am done doing Christmas tatting! LOL

 

Remember all that you have and can do.  Count your blessings, and count  me as your friend.  Blessings and hugs!

Here is what I have been doing today  One pattyern two different designs.

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