Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
679 - Lime Green
155 - Ocean Sunset - Has Lizbeth colors 623, 644, 643, 696, 664 (new color),665
(new color)156 - Juicy Watermelon - Melon lt, Geranium lt, Geranium Dk, Lizbeth 628 and679
(new color)150 - Rootbeer Float - Lizbeth 692, 691, Brown Med to Brown Lt, Beige brownlt664 -
Ocean -Teal Med665 -
Ocean Teal Dk672 -
Terra Cotta149 -
Peacock Blues - Electric Blue dk, Electric Blue Med, lizbeth 658, Deeproyal Blue
Sunday, October 31, 2010
NOw to tell you what you are seeing in my Halloween Card to you all. Last Christmas my daughter Chrystal gave to me the "Wizard of Oz" snowglobe. She knows I love the movie. One side is the good witch Glenda and the other side is the Wicked Witch of the West. It plays "Witches Fanfare". The other witch you see in the card is my Rhianna Witch that I designed and made . There is a write up on her on my website here....http://celticdreamweaver.com/Just click on where it says the story of Rhianna. I made her about 5 years ago.
Also in the picture you can see my bat bowl and my witches' bowl. I got both of these from my friend Erin at past Christmas times. I love them and they stay out on my coffee table all year around. They are so cute and both have eyes that jiggle when touched. They are from what is known as Giltterville. They are both signed by the designer and are way cool. They are special and I love them. I just found out that they are stack able. I didn't know that. So the two are stacked now.
Now for the bowl with the candy in the middle is another story. One of my favorite places to eat is Macroni Grill. The closest one to me is in Henrietta which is a suburb of Rochester, New York. It is about 45 minutes from my house. My second favorite place is Cracker Barrel and I love their pecan pancakes. Well...my husband is always saying that he doesn't like to just sit around on his days off so yesterday morning I awoke and said ...hey, since we don't have the chicklets today how about going to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. I was really expecting him to say NO since I know he doesn't like to drive up there....but he said to me...it will be a bit late for breakfast...( it was about 9 when I woke up) I said...it could be brunch. I couldn't believe he said okay...so I hurried and got dress and threw a bit of makeup on and off we went. I did have my pecan pancakes with real maple syrup and some maple smoked ham. It was so good...and I was so stuffed. On the way out I looked around in the store and noticed that the Halloween items were 50% off. I saw this cute either a candy dish or cookie jar and I had to have it.....so it came home with me. The funny thing is it kinda matches my two Glitterville bowls I have gotten from Erin over the years. How cool is that....so I decided to make my card to all of you with these items from my Halloween stash of fun Halloween things. Enjoy and I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This year I did an Halloween cross stitch exchange with my fellow stitching friend Ann Bergeron of Baton Rogue, La. We have been writing back and forth and met on LittleHouser Needlework and Prairie School Lists. Here is a picture of the ornament I made for Ann. The pattern came from CrossStitch and Needlework Sept. 2008. It was shown in the picture going around a cup. Since I wanted to make the design into an ornament I decided to do it one strand of thread going over one. I like this ornament so much that I stitched another one for me. I still have to put the ornament together yet.I also sent Martha Ess's teapot that I tatted.
Today I got Ann's ornament in the mail and I love it. It has that primative look to it which I love. I am hanging it on my purple tree that I got from Maggie last year.So I will have two ornaments on my tree. Here are pictures of the ornament I got from Ann. I am wondering what thread she stitched it in. It looks like a vaiegated gray to black. It is perfect for the ornament. Thank you Ann so much. She also sent to me a LttleHouse Needlework patytern. What fun, huh??!
The picture of my ornament I did for Ann isn't enlarging. You can see a better picture of the ornament on Ann's blog. Here is the url for that.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
On the way to Palmetto's destination we went on a Dragon Highway in the Smokey Mountains of Tenn. and Georgia. This road wound and wound...and wound..we went one way and then we went another way. I guess it is a favorite spot for motorcyclist to go. But shhh...please do not tell my sons Shawn and Ryan. They both have motorcycles and I don't think they know about the place. I have to say...near the end of the highway...we made a stop...and guess what...I was sick to my stomach. I guess I took so long in the bathroom that Sue gave up waiting for me and went into the men's room. She said she could hear me being sick through the walls. I have to say I have never in my life been car sick...but everybody agreed that that is probably what made me sick is the constant change of going one way and another and changing our altitude. But look at the view I got with my camera. Actually this picture doesn't do it justice. I would have like to have hung around a bit longer at this spot. There were big dragonflies flying around and there was a big huge grasshopper that landed on it. I wanted to get a picture of it ...but I couldn't move fast enough and it flew away.
In the next picture is Stephanie Wilson. She was my roommate for the third year. She actually called me later on and asked me if I was going to Palmettos again and if I wanted to be her room mate again. I was touched that she wanted to do that. Stephanie also has diabetes and we talked about that...and we did alot of talking. I think on all of the nights we never stopped talking until it was almost 2 AM. Stephanie also tat like there is no tomorrow...and Mark she out tats you big time. You should see all the tatting she does in one year. I don't think she ever sleeps or she tats in her sleep. In a earlier post I showed a picture of a tatted purple hat. The hat was tatted by Stephanie for me in an exchange. It is a small hat and so beautifully made. I was kidding around and thought it would be cute pin to the top of my head. Stephanie is a very giving person too. Very fun and very upbeat.
And now for one last picture for this post...Yup here is me and Sue Hanson. I am not sure what I am thanking her for now...I do know that while we were out shopping at the grocery store she bought me my very own half a banana keeper. You know diabetics are not suppose to eat a whole banana. A whole banana shoots the glucose up so I can only have a half a banana at a whack. So now I have my very own half a banana keeper. But I have to say...I love this picture. Again it just goes to show how much fun I had on my vacation. Erin was such a wonderful hostess. I wish I was already back in Tenn.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Here are two tatted items I made during vacation. One is the butterfly from Riet's class that I took and managed to finish. I love this butterfly pattern! It was a very well thought out pattern. Also in the picture is my "Doodle the Poodle" from Erin Holloway's class. I didn't actually take the class. I did this at Erin's table before we went to Palmettos. I also love this pattern. The poodle is so cute and I did mine in black since years ago I had a poodle and her name was Chippie which was short for Chocolate Chip which was her real name. She was actually a cross between a standard poodle and a minature. She dies of Parvoe Disease. It is kinda funny...I guess I don't have the type of voice that people or dogs command to...She was kept in the house as a house doggie...but every once in awhile she would get loose and I would end up chasing her all over the place including trying to get her to come to me with brides of real meat...but she didn't have any of that...but my husband would call her and she would come...go figure.
I also got this beautiful bag from Erin...which fits in perfectly with next year's theme from Palmetto Tat Day which is..."Tatting in a Winter Wonderland". I think this is a cool theme for next year.I also came home with some beads from out jaunt to Lily's Bead Store in West Knoxville. The dragon on the bag was also given to me from Arlene Medder. I do think that sometime I will make a tatted necklace for it that was taught by Karey Solomon one year at Palmettos. I don't recall the name of the pattern but it was for the early bird class. I didn't attend it...probably too early for me.There is a strand of expensive Aquamarie Faceted Gem stones that I plan on making a necklace out of. Aquamarine is my birthstone and it was such a good buy I couldn't refuse. Since there isn't a bead store near me...I just had to get them. The beads were the most expensive thing I got.
I flew to Knoxville, Tn. and stayed with Erin on Sunday August 22nd and flew back home on August 30th. Sue Hanson (Purple Sue, Suzie Q) was already at Erin's house. She flew in on Friday. Anyhoo...I got to see what Suzie Q bought for the silent auction before it was put in the auction...and I said ...I am going to try and get that. It was this piece of linen (real Linen) with the flowers of the UK stamped on it. Since I have such fond memories of my trip to the UK and Ireland...I just had to have it...and I did get it along with the pretty necklace that was made by Vicki Clarke of Canada and was donated for the silent auction. I happen to also like Amber so that is why I tried to also in the necklace in the silent auction which I did win. I really like the simplicity of the design.
And I will leave you this evening with one more picture. I've got more to share with you all...but blogging is time consuming...for it takes a bit to upload pictures and then you have to mess around because your text and pictures end up getting separated by big gaps of nothiningness. So I will post again really soon and continue on with the sharing. But here is Erin, Suzie Q and me at Erin's table of creativity.Don't the three of us look like we were having a grand time?? What fun!!!