Monday, November 22, 2010

Hiya all, I have been busy this past week and a half painting lace bobbins that I will be selling on ebay. My budget like alot of us in the USA doesn't have room for Christmas Shopping after all the economy tanked on us. With my husband now making less money and bringing home a way less pay check than he use to before he lost his job of 33 years...things have been tight and they are getting tighter. I find it amazing with how tough alot of us middle class have it these days...that the prices of things keep going up. What is up with that...??? Anyhow....I wanted to have money to do some Christmas shopping and at least buy my Grandchicklets ( Grandchilden) something for Christmas. So, the only think I could think to do was to paint some bobbins. I am selling them on ebay under fortheloveoflace if anyone is interested in buy any of my bobbins or passing the word around on the lace list or to whomever might be interested. I do not plan on continuing to paint these bobbins though. Once I have some money to Christmas shop with I will stop painting the bobbins. Painting bobbins is time consuming and the only time I have to paint is in the evenings or when I am not watching Movie Star aka Girlie Girl aka Kiara my almost 2 year old granddaughter. My painting and babysitting her do not mix. LOL. So painting is only when she isn't here. I have found that painting alot on these small bobbins kills my neck and shoulders. And the money I get from painting bobbins isn't worth spending time being crunched over a table...but I need money for Christmas so there you have it. Here are a few pictures of the first three bobbins I have listed on ebay. I also put some shuttles I had from my collection...and I may be putting more on ebay. I will have to look around here tomorrow and see what else I feel I can live without. So here is Christmas Star bobbin done in Christmas colors. Then there is "Hear the Peacefulness" which is painted on the bobbin in gold paint with snowflakes in white and silver with some cold swirls. The last bobbin is a Snowman bobbin that says on it "Baby, It is cold outside" The snowman is holding a star and has snowflakes around him too. Now, I will have to think up more different bobbins to sell on ebay. So tomorrow night I will be sitting around with paintbrush in hand again. Well, it looks like none of these will enlarge when you click on the on the pictures so if you just save the picture you can enlarge it on your own computer if you want to see the bobbins closer up.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas will be here faster than I like to think about. Money is so very tight this year...and I have been thinking of how to raise a bit of money to at least buy my Grandchicklets something for Christmas so I am painting bobbins that will put up on ebay when I get them finished and ready. This takes alot of my time to do.

I use to paint Celtic themed bobbins for a bobbin of the month which I sold through Tracy the Lacemaker. I spent hours at my kitchen table all scrunched up with a tiny bristled brush painting very detail bobbins. My inspiration for my bobbins came from the "Book of Kell" which I actually saw at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Of coarse the book was in an enviroment glass case to protect the 800 years old manuscript. But I so loved the art. When I painted I went under the name of Celtic Dream Weaver. Hence, that is where my website name and where my messengers and email addresses came from . I stopped painting after doing it for some killed my neck and shoulders ...and oh yeah...lets not forget the back...but I want to be able t have some money to Christmas shop with for my I am painting.

I have also taken a look at Sharon's new Tatting Snowflake book. NO, I don't have it, but I went to take a gander at her site where she is selling the book. It looks like a real nice snowflake book. I bought one of Sharon's books a few years ago...and it was really well done. I don't want the ebook I want a hard copy. I don't have any color ink and I haven't had any in over a year now. Printing books are costly...and so sometime would like to get her book. I want to make some of her flakes.

This past weekend we went to Webster, New York which is a suberb off Rochester, New York for an 80 year old birthday party for my husband's Aunt. Here is a picture of her blowing out her candle. I have to say I timed taking this picture just right.

It was great to see family we haven't seen in awhile now. There was lots of food...and it was yummy food too. And did I say cake yet....oh my gosh...I wonder if it was one of those Wegman cakes. Yeah...I am a diabetic...with my sugars controled most of the time...but I just let myself go and had fun and didn't think too much of what I was putting into my mouth. I will say that I skipped supper. I think I just had a cup of hot Swiss Mocha coffee drink. It was a good day. The celebrations were at a lodge and there was a wood burning fire in the fireplace. So homey. The weather was perfect for the day. It was either in the high fifties or low sixties I think. And the sun was shining like there was going to be a huge candle sniffer around. But is a picture of me ( that is the beach whale on the right) and my skinny ( who can eat anything and not have to worry aobut it) in front of the fireplace. Speaking of Mr. I can eat all I want he must have had at least two plates full of food and let not mention all the food he kept picking up as he was going around talking to family.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I have heard again from Barb Foster and received an email from her of the new colors for Lizbeth thread that will be coming out in December. I believe unfortunately they will be available after Christmas...but hey...instead of dreaming of fatting sugar plums dancing in your can dream of new threads instead. are pictures of the new colors and what the names will be. JUst look at the picture and then the picture number for thread color. Personally I love the Juicy Watermelon one the best in these pictures. I am still trying to get a variegated dark green colorway.

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 -

Burgundy673 -

Terra Cotta149 -

Peacock Blues - Electric Blue dk, Electric Blue Med, lizbeth 658, Deeproyal Blue