Friday, December 29, 2006

HHEHEHEHE....now to continue with my posting here....
Here is what I received from Bette Carson of Indiana. Thank you so much Bette for sending these to me.

I had said for my preferences for chocolate that I liked White Chocolate and these are hugs from Hershey. They are white and milk chocolate. Click on the pictures and you can see how pretty the beads were in the weath that she made for me. The Mini M&Ms container is the biggest I have seen...and look it is a purple one :). The little purple bag was so cute. I wonder if she made it or if it was store boughten..but the two aero bobbins fit perfectly inside that bag. The silver dragon I have already put to use. I sewed it on the front of my Tatting Housewife that Hope Green from Florida made for me.

In the next pictures I will show you is what I made for my friend Erin Holloway in Tenn. I made her a pink amulet bag.

I also painted a pair of the bobbins you see for her and one other person. I don't know yet if that person has received them or not...haven't heard from the person.

I also painted another set of these bobbins which I am keeping here with me. I almost always paint a bobbin just like the ones I give away.

Now let me show you what my friend Erin sent to me...she sent me all kinds of goodies. She sent me some metallic sewing machine thread...which is great for tatting tiny isty bitsy snowflakes and some wonderful beads. She also sent me some sweets for my sweet tooth too. I also sent sweets to all of my exchanges....You know....you got to feed the tummy as well as the tatting soul. LOL.

She also sent me this absolutey beautiful tatted necklace. The work in this necklace is so very fine and tiny. It is a really beautiful to look at.


Do you see the bobbins inside the necklace. She also painted the bobbins for me. These are special bobbins for they are painted by Erin and not me....LOL. I love things that are made by someone else. But I have to say the necklace really took my breath away. Thank you so much Erin.

Now for the next exchange...was with Carol Amich in Indiana. First I will show you what I did for her...and then I will show you what she sent to me...wait until you all see what I got from her.....


The bag was hand sewn....I was too lazy to drag my sewing machine out even though it was right in the dinning area. How bad is that...I then tatted the edging going all the way around. If you notice I had different edges from the sides to the top and to the bottom which I also added bells too. The edging was all beaded with red and green beads also.

The tree was tatted with fine machine metallic thread with petite beads on it. The pattern is from Monica Hahns Book of Christmas patterns.

I know Carol loves things that are batty and bump in the night so I painted and decorated the bat shuttle for her. I wonder if she has tatted with it yet....LOL!!!

But wait...till you see what I got from Carol....I was so surprised.

She sent me a Whitman box of chocolates....since I have been sick...they still remain upopened but not for long ....LOL...she sent me things in purple like an Sharpie Pen, a notebook, and an Calendar planner....like I said ....all in purple...

She also sent me two examples she has for napkin rings. One is a Santa and the other a Reindeer....they are too cute. Here is a Picture of them.


She also sent to me this cool card that she put together... I have also found out from Carol that she used my Celtic Dream Weaver Logo for something...can't remember what now...but she changed the hair color to suit her own...LOL. But take a look at this card...there is Tatman's Tatting Spider...and Carol's wonderful idea of having a tatting shuttle become part of an angel and take a look at the tatting shuttle hanging from the tree. It has the holly pattern on it. I asked her if she had that shuttle and she said no...but got the picture I think from the internet and made the shuttle in color instead of silver. What a cool idea huh??

But take a look at what she sent to me. Inside her card she said she thought Eli my fairy needed a friend so she made one for him....and just look at what she made for me....a one of a kind "DRAGON " He is so cute and I just love the colors she did him in....he is just perfect to go with Eli and My Fairy I got from Wally...they are like a family now...Male and Female and their pet...LOL

ENJOY THE PICTURES....and DROOL on your OWN Computers....


I haven't come up with a name for him yet....I am thinking...and thinking....and thinking...OH NO....I have smoke coming out of my ears....LOL....

The other cool thing that I got is this wooden tray that has places to put your pictures behind the glass. I got this from my son Shawn....I am thinking of putting family pictures in it and frame each picture with a tatted edge. I don't plan on using the tray to put my food on but to use it to put my tatting supplies on or whatever I am working on supplies on. Just think...I could put a zillion beads on it...and have them all contained in one spot....LOL. So I thought this was a neat thing that my son gave to me.

I also started on making my new Grandson's Christmas Stocking. It is sewn together but I still have to decorate it. I think I will be working on it off and on this year.

A couple weeks ago I went to Karey's house in Hector, New York for a Tatting Christmas party. I tatted another white 3D Christmas tree and I can't remember what else I did for my exchange partner. But here is some pictures from that event.

In the first pictures is Ginny Weathers and Kathy Robinson. In the next picture is Shirley and Karey Solomon. We were working on bows tatted onto buttons. Also here is a couple pictures that were part of the exchanges...I didn't think to get my camera out soon enough to get pictures of the other things people made and exchanged. The Tatting over glass ornament was made by Ginny Weathers. Inside the ornament is a snowflake. We were all wondering how she did that and discovered it is a flexible snowflake that fits through the opening at the top. What a cool idea. I wish I could get more of those snowflakes. Ginny did give me one...so might try making an ornament and adding my snowflake inside it. The other is a wreath. I think it was made by Shirley. I can't seem to remember Shirley's last name but I always remember her first name for my mother's first name was also Shirley. Sounds alot like Sherry doesn't....I wonder if that is where my name came from....hmmmmm....I will never know now....

Okay....I haven't posted in awhile...but I have now written a book. I hope you all enjoy reading it and looking at the pictures...I am sure I have forgotten something.....

I hope everybody has a safe and Happy New Years and may the New Year be more happiness than you could wish for.

I hope everybody had a nice Christmas!!
I have been sick the past couple of days and am finally feeling good...so today I did some piddly things to get my home in some kind of order...like my kitchen table which I couldn't even see...but since I got sick...I had no energy to do anything. So I finally put some things away...took some pictures to share here on my blog...and to update my blog.
I know I have asked for prayers for my husband....who did have his test done on the Dec. 27th. We got a phone call yesterday and were told that they didn't find any cancer. This was good news even though they said everything pointed in that direction so now they are putting him on some antibiotics to see if this doesn't help. There is still the spot...and his PSA is still up...but now they are thinking it is a nasty infection that is causing all of this...so they are now going in that direction. Anyhow.....there were many sighs of relief here. Thank you for your prayers, sincerely.
Now for some pictures....and fun things to write about....

First of all I thought I would show a picture that I took on Christmas Day of my children and my two grandchildren. I took about 6 pictures of this pose...for the kids have a tendency to goof around...and I wanted one good picture. This one isn't too bad...My kids sure do hate when I start trying to get pictures of them as a group...but it is rare that my kids are in one place at the same time....so I have to take advantage of the moment...


Now I will show you a couple things that I made for Christmas exchanges.

First is an amulet bag that I made or the "Tattinggoddess Christmas Exchange"

http://threadsofatattinggoddess.blogspot.com/ Here is a link to Gina's Blog.

I used Valdani Quilting Thread to make this bag with tiny istsy bitsy beads. Jill my SS partner had stated she liked green and purple so I made this bag keeping that in mind. It took me quite awhile to make the bag for since I babysit Monday-Friday I don't have a whole lot of tatting time anymore. I also painted the shuttle that you see in the pictures. You can see the front and back side of the shuttle as well as the bag in the pictures.

In this picture I will show you what I received from my Tattinggoddess Christmas Exchange from Bette Carson of Indiana.

Okay for some reason my pictures are not showing up now when I up load them...so I will start a new entry...be right back with you all.....LOL ...gotta love technolgy....

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Hi everybody...did you all get your exchanges done and in the mail? Whew...
I thought I would share with you a bit of what is going on with me lately. I have had alot of computer problems since just before Thanksgiving Day. Sometimes I don't have any internet...my router is now not working for my son's laptop and I have been on the phone with Tech Support more than I care to. I am depressed and tired of playing with my computer. I told my husband today...you know....I didn't always have a computer and I guess I could learn to do without it. Right now I just want to throw Micheangelique right out the door. Now not only do we get to play...will Sherry have the internet today or not...but now it is running slow. I have checked things unchecked things I was told to do by tech support so much, that I feel Micheangelique is on the decline. Not too sure if I would be missed or not anyways.
I have been worried about my husband. I sure do hate this waiting and not knowing what the future is going to be for us. I am trying to be optimystic..but it is so hard.
I think I am feeling depressed again. Things are out of my control...and the roller coaster ride is not fun.
Maybe after Christmas I will have some pictures to share.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Here is my 3D Christmas tree that I made after being in the online class this past week. It was fun to do but I can see another way in making it. Sometime I will make another one...but the tree looks pretty on my tree. I did it in white so it would stand out better from the rest of the green and red colors that you see so much of on a tree. I also did my own thing as far as the top of this tree goes. Peeking behind the ornament you can see part of one of my Hershey Ornaments that I Have been collecting for over 20 years now. My tree is covered with them...maybe I will get a picture of that tree which is one of two trees I put up this year. The other tree is the everything but the kitchen sink tree and the other one is my "Hershey Tree". The Hershey tree actually has purple garland on it...someone gave my daughter Chrystal the garland and last weekend when I was helping her with her tree...she threw the garland at me...and said...I think you should have this garland.
As for my Christmas tree angel Angelique that is shown on my website
http://celticdreamweaver.com/
She isn't on either one of the trees...she is too big so she remains where she has been, on one of my blue mirrored end tables.
Now I am off to do more tatting....or lacing...or something....

Friday, December 08, 2006


Does anyone recognize this doily? Does anyone know where I can find the pattern for it? I took this picture of this doily that I believe was on display at the Palmetto's Tatting Event a couple years ago. I really like the design of this doily. If you recongize it...could you please send me an email to my email address which is:
celticdreamweave@yahoo.com
Thank you so much....I really like this doily. I wonder who made it.....

Today I have the day off from babysitting. So I am trying to get alot of stuff done here.
I don't know if you all know this....and probably don't....but I am a music nut. I find it relaxes me. Every year I search for a new Christmas CD. I usually look for Celtic Christmas music but there doesn't seem to be much of it this year. At least not in my locale. But I did find "Celtic Woman Christmas" CD. I have another CD by them too in my music collection. I am always looking for Celtic Music. But if you are looking for a new Christmas CD to listen to during the Holiday Season...I would recomend "Celtic Woman Christmas" CD. It is very beautiful! I might even listen to this CD when it isn't Christmas time.
I am known around here to play my Celtic Christmas music all the year through...does this mean I try to keep the Christmas Spirit in my heart the year around I wonder...or is it I just love the music. LOL....probably both.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Hi everybody,
This year I think the Christmas Spirit is going to snuffed right out of this house.
This morning my husband had to go and see his urologist. The news wasn't good. My husband had blood work done last week for this appointment to see what his PSA was doing. It has really jumped up. This is a cancer maker in men...mainly checking for prostatic cancer. He had this checked also earlier this year. It was up then and he had to have a biopsy done. The biopsy didn't show any cancer cells...but we were told just because they didn't get any didn't mean it wasn't there. He also has a hardened area on his prostate. This was a huge scare then.
Since his numbers jumped up so much he now has to go to Strong in Rochester, NY which is the big hospital around here. They are going to have to do another more thorough biopsy on the protate. He was told they have better equipment than down here in the Canandaigua Hospital. So...now I am really worried. He has to have this done around Christmas time. I feel Christmas is just going to be horrible for this is all we will have on our minds...the worry about what will be down the road for us.
I think I need a flew of tatted angels to watch over our house this year. I am so upset by all of this. I hate the not knowing.