Thursday, November 16, 2006
When I have more time...I will write about my time in Ithaca during FingerLakesLaceGuild workshop and show some lacing pictures that I took.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Well...it looks like the picture is now uploaded...enjoy...aren't they cute..take a look at the kitty cat charm in the witch....
"The Nightmare Before Christmas"
I decided to do an Halloween exchange with someone who I feel enjoys Halloween as much as I do. I got my exchange from Carol Amich way long time ago...but I just put the package in my antique wicker tea table. No I don't drink tea...hate it actually...isn't that kinda funny being English and Irish...but it is the truth...but give me a nice cup of coffee or cocoa and I am there. Anyhow....I felt I couldn't open Carol's package until I mailed her exchange off to her. I wanted to do something really I hoped was nice since she sent me Eli...which is pictures on another one of my blog posts somewhere. I made her a witch. This witch took me forever to make. I baby sit Monday through Friday my little grandson Peyton...and he doesn't give me much time for tatting...so I just kept working at it as much as I could. The other problem was I wanted to make two of them...so I would have one here so I could figure out what I did. Usually when I design something I design it as I go from a picture I keep seeing in my head. Sometime it looks like what is in my head and most of the time it doesn't...but I like designing just the same. So there I was making two identical witches. Halloween was coming and coming closer....and I just knew I wouldn't get it done in time.....so......I had to send Carol an email letting her know that her exchange wouldn't make it to her house before Halloween.
I know Carol got the package from me today for I got an email from her. Maybe she can share with you her thoughts of her witch named Miranda. My witches name is Madeline. I made them so the witches would look like they are trick or treating...note their trick or treat bags...complete with chocolate ...and not Carol's witch...she had bats on her bag. I did that intentionally. I wonder is she noticed the bats on her bag.
I painted their faces...and their dress are completely tatted. I also tatted their hats and them put them both together. The witches stand up with some encouragement. My witch is keeping company with Eli the elf right now. LOL
Carol sent me some candy...including a candy necklace and bracelet which I am giving to Timmy Guy...I am keeping the Peanut M&Ms for myself. LOL She also sent me her cool Halloween designs that she I think has shown around. Here is a picture of them.
Anyhow they were fun to make...and now I have moved onto Christmas exchanges...I wonder what I will do for them....hmmmmm.....I am not telling ...it is a wait and see for all of you.
Here are some pictures of the witches. Enjoy looking at them....
In the next picture....you can see the bustle of people that were going up and down Main Street, Warrensburg.
I also got to get together with some of my Tatting Friends while I was in Lake George except I think we actually went to Saratoga, New York and I am not sure but maybe West Glen, NY. I was picked up by my friend Kathy Berndt. Kathy and I use to work together here in Canandaigua which is where I live. Kathy use to live in Victor, New York. Anyhow....we went down to Saratoga and I met up with some other tatting friends at a BEAD SHOP!!!!
I walked in that door and thought I was in BEAD HEAVEN. There is no bead store around where I live....so for me ...this was a real exciting to be in a bead store for the first time. I bet my mouth dropped to the floor looking at all those beads...and then trying to decide which ones to buy was hard. There were sooooo many. But I did buy some. And it was so much fun!!!
Here is some pictures of the Bead Store.
Here is a picture of some of my tatting friends. From left to right we have Doris, Joanne, Ginny and Kathy. See the beads on the wall behind us?
Also during the weekend we got together at a coffee shop. I had coffee that night that was to die for since I am a coffee drinker and I hadn't had a decent cup in a couple of days....but there was also a ton of sweets....but I didn't get any...to busy chit chatting and showing tatting off...and seeing tatting done by others and just having a great ole time....
For instance....take a gander at Doris's Hat. Isn't that wild...and pretty. So here is a picture of hat without Doris gracing it...and a picture of Doris wearing her hat. She was a really fun lady!!
Here we are sitting around posing for the picture and having a good time. You can see I stole Doris's hat.
On Sunday that weekend it was raining kitty cats and doggie dogs....so my husband and I did not venture out to do anymore garage saleing so ....Kathy came and got me from my motel room and we went to Joanne's house and tatted there. I got to meet Joanne's sweet kids that were full of energy. I to got to meet Kathy's pooches too...
I want to thank the girls for so much fun. Also Holly, can you send me an email with everybody's email address that you see in the picture to my email address ...Joanne has it.