Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hello everyone,
I haven't been posting tatting lately, but I am still struggling along- albeit slowly. I will be offline for the next 2 weeks or so and I will miss reading everyone's blogs. Stay safe and I look forward to getting back. God Bless and Godspeed! Love you guys!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

sy's Dewey Decimal Section:

095 Books notable for bindings

sy = 95 = 95 = 95

000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

Encyclopedias, magazines, journals and books with quotations.

What it says about you:
You are very informative and up to date. You're working on living in the here and now, not the past. You go through a lot of changes. When you make a decision you can be very sure of yourself, maybe even stubborn, but your friends appreciate your honesty and resolve.

Find your Dewey Decimal Section at

Thank you Diane for steering us to the Rainbow test site. I had a little trouble getting it to copy the rainbow itself. Maybe the computer has never seen a rainbow like this before!! LOL! I too *love* rainbows. They have served as a sign of affirmation, strength, and joy many times in my life.

Your rainbow is strongly shaded orange and red.


What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate a challenge. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you. Others are amazed at how you don't give up.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Look

I have been admiring people's new look on their blogs and decided to give it a try myself. I found out that I have lots and lots to learn about my blog! A lot of things I was doing manually with each post. I'll be playing around with the format until I get it the way I want it. So far so good. I've posted Itkupilli's website on the sidebar.

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Give-away

I found an awesome website and she is having a give-away. Please take the time to check her out at

Thursday, July 23, 2009

My Very First Award!

Thank you Stitchcats ( from http://stitchcatsthreadgarden. for sending me this award. I'm all aflutter!! LOL! Now to share it with 8 friends. I will choose:

Laura from Laura's Tatting Muse

TattingChic from TattingChic- A little blog about Lace

Sewwicked from Sewicked's blogspot

Jon from Jon's Thread Escapade

Mike from I learned Tatting as pain management, Now I need Therapy

Sherry from All things tatting (It's an Obsession)

Marilee from Yarnplayers Tatting Blog

Diane from Lace-lovin' Librarian
An extra friend Sherry from My Patchwork of Life Blogspot

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Free Personal signatures - cool!

Alrighty then! I'm still trying to figure out how to do the cool signatures thingie.
And it's not working! Help me TattingChic!!

OK, that just might do it. woohoo! I DID it!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hemp Jewelry

I'm learning how to make jewelry. Nothing grand mind you. I've starting out by learning to make a hemp choker using a square knot. The book I'm using is called "Making Beautiful Hemp and Bead Jewelry" by Mickey Baskett and this is the 1st project in the book. The hemp is a variegated tan color and I think it makes it look dirty so it'll probably be delegated to being a core thread for future projects. (This really makes the fingers sore! . . . and very time consuming also, well starting out for me anyway.)


The top left one is supposed to be mauve, blue, and white, then sky blue and below green, yellow and white silk HDT. These are after the wash and rinse.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Who would you be in 1400 AD?

LOL!! I just took the personality test I saw on Tatting Chic's page and I am a scoundrel!! I started off saying I liked to wear worn comfortable clothes and somehow ended up in the lap of luxury!! Don't I wish! LOL! Thank you Tatting Chic, this made my day!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flowers in my yard


I have come to the conclusion that a person could spend 24 hours of the day on the computer. Even though it's summer out and my flowers are blooming gorgeously, almost weed free and still I find myself grabbing a moment here a moment there and it's like there's a magnet, an ass magnet in my computer chair that draws me right back in. One place that draws me like a bee to honey is Ebay. I go there to LOOK and find myself buying things I don't need, have not needed before and probably won't ever need. I have spent one too many rainy days on this computer, in Ebay and I was appalled when I came to myself and saw the amount of items I had bid on. It was like a trance, this zone I went into and couldn't hardly pull myself back out. I haven't spent any amount of money for awhile except on necessities, you know the ones, books, chocolate, chocolate brownie ice-cream. Those are staples. So I find myself having spent beau coup bucks on stuff I don't need. Maybe it was the depredation of so many months of not spending, I freakin' exploded! I am even now wondering what I might be missing. I'm on a jewelry kick now so I've been looking for reasonably priced items to make jewelry. Of course I had to buy a few to get ideas percolating and I found myself over at Amazon, looking at books to make jewelry with hemp, threads, and wire. I'm an aging hippie and I tell you what, I have ordered enough stuff to make, geez, I don't know, a hundred necklaces and bracelets maybe? I also have my hand dyed silk thread to use, mustn't forget that and of course beading thread.

When you sit down to the computer you have to have a cuppa something, coffee, iced tea, oh, btw, those are also staples. After all that liquid I'm having a race to see how long I can hold it, because I can't tear myself away from the computer and thus several trips have been at a run! Like a little kid I am!! I'm 55 years old, if I haven't grown up by now I seriously doubt it's gonna happen! LOL!

I do have some new thread to show you and a tiny little tatted thing of two butterflies joined by a chain, using my very first hdt. So, I'm off to the bank to see if I can scrounge up enough money to cover my bids. I'm already suffering withdrawal symptoms from Ebay! I might end up posting some of my jewelry (listen to me, like I've already made it, let alone know HOW to make it) here on my blog to get input from you, yeahs and nays would be welcomed.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

to all those who celebrate it today. I am blessed to have a mother who grows more precious to me every day. I also have three son's who are the light of my life. My oldest son brought me a beautiful arrangement of flowers for outside, my middle son text me "Happy Mother's Day," to which I text back "thank you sweetie." His reply to me was, "No, thank you!" My youngest son just went and bought filet mignon and is preparing our supper tonight for us both. Life is good!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Beginner's Tatting Classes

I finally, FINALLY remembered the tatting class that started again last night. I met a group of nice ladies and I'm looking forward to moving on and learning new things. Might use some of my new thread to see if I'm going to like it.
It seems to be raining here every other day so I'm trying to take advantage of the dry days to work outside. I love this cooler weather, it's so much more pleasant to work in, after it gets hot out I'm only outside when I absolutely have to be! Which is still plenty with two huskies to keep up with. Also have to go water the plants of an evening so I guess I'm out there more than I realize. I have this awful problem with the heat, I melt away and my energy level goes straight down the tubes, I'm so miserable I can hardly stand it. Give me spring, fall, and winter, but the heat lovers out there can sure have summer!! I'm just the opposite of most folks, there's no way I want to winter in Florida but I'd sure like to summer in Alaska!! LOL!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I decided to try my hand at hand dying silk thread. It took a lot of searching to find the quality of silk that I wanted to use. This is reeled silk, and it's probably close to a size 10 cordonnet, this silk is also 6 ply. So far I've managed 2 small skeins. These haven't been rinsed yet so they are still really vibrant. I redyed the red in both skeins to try and retain as much color as I can.
They're rinsed now and I'm waiting for them to dry to take new pics. I tangled them up pretty badly, especially that last one so I'm hoping when they dry I can unmangle them! I think the white between the red and blue is going to be pink! Oops!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I found out this afternoon (Sat. the 28Th of March) that there is to be set aside an hour, 8:30 P.M. this very day, where everyone on the earth are asked to turn off their lights for just one hour (yes, that includes computers and TVs!) Sit outside and look at the stars, no wait, it's not quite dark enough here for star gazing. Spend time with your family and friends and discuss other ways that we can make a difference in this world-wide problem of global warming. I think it will be interesting to see how many people participate, and how much is saved by just one hour of blackout. I don't think there is a way to measure this for the whole world, but it will knock off some of your own electric bill. Maybe make it a weekly family project, to come up with different ways to increase energy efficiency while we spend one hour of our time a week NOT "burning the midnight oil."