Monday, 15 February 2010

One World One Heart Update & Winner

I had a great time wandering around the world through the OWOH giveaway blogs - it is so much fun seeing what other people are doing - and being overawed by the creativity & talent of some people too!

I SO lucky too - I WON one of the giveaways (happy dance)- a wonderful set of charms from Diana. I can't wait for them to come - I can see awesome possibilities with tatting, maybe a necklace or earrings or both!

After putting all my entries (151) into the random number generator, the result was.........................................................................................................................................
Stanza Rae is my winner - Congratulations to her and I hope she enjoys her gift.

Happy tatting

Saturday, 13 February 2010

LOOK - Pop-A-Bobbin Alert!!!!!!!!!

Well I'm feeling very pleased with myself and a little smug - I think I'm the first to post about the Pop-A-Bobbins from Sally's "Him in the Garage".

I got mine on Friday and have been playing with it a little since then. As you are all aware I'm sure I LOVE Aero Englands and it will take a lot to beat them in my eyes but this just may do it! It is a really great shuttle - light with a good "feel". I have a Silent Tatter too which I like the feel of but find just too heavy as I keep dropping it - the Pop-A-Bobbin does not have this dropsy effect as it is much lighter. My only tiny criticism (which I have relayed to Sally & Jane already) is that the hook is not a proper crochet hook and I'm finding that a bit awkward but I'm sure that I'll get used to it. Here are a few piccies of the wonderful new addition!

Now all I need is another one to keep it company!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Another non-tatting giveaway

Diane gave us the heads up on another great giveaway -

@kellymooreclark is giving away a bag! Go enter to win!

see here

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Non-tatting (but stunning) giveaway

Wandering around blogland I stumbled across a truly stunning blog here. Other than the awesome creatures she makes, what makes it particularly poignant for me is that they are from Tassie (Tasmania). As you may remember from a previous post that is the place of my birth (& majority of my upbringing) and many times place of my heart. To make it even better (if that were possible) she is having a giveaway too so please go and visit.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

One World One Heart

I am going to make a conscious effort to be more active here....... so to start - Let's go on a magical carpet ride..................


I first saw this great event last year but too late to participate. This year will be different as I made great friends last year and hope to make more this year. The idea of this event is to make friends with other people who blog so to enter my giveaway you must have an active blog. The magical carpet ride is because you never know where you may end up on your tour of the worlds blogs!

Who am I - Well I am a 4th generation tatter who is obsessed/passionate about my craft. I collect tatting shuttles and patterns particularly vintage ones. I dabble in designing but haven't made much public as yet as I am rarely happy with the end result! That's the problem with being a perfectionist! Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view) I was brought up to believe that if you don't do it properly then there is not much point to doing it at all!!! You wouldn't believe the arguements this causes between DH & myself - he has the "doesn't matter how badly it's done as long as it is done" attitude!

Anyway to get back to the giveaway - my gift is a collection of tatting items - a shuttle, some thread (new & vintage), some beads (not in photo), a couple of vintage books and a surprise tatted item (as I haven't finished it yet).

You must have an active blog to enter. Please leave a comment on this post by midnight GMT February 14th with a means of me contacting you if you win. Happy Tatting & Good Luck.

Friday, 5 February 2010


Until today I had no real valid reason for not posting - just couldn't seem to shake the shadow that the cast laid over Xmas and everything else. I have so much to tell............but now tragically I do have a valid reason for a further delay.

My uncle (who I mentioned previously) died very suddenly today (well yesterday actually) and unlike my FIL who we had very little to do with, we were very close to my uncle. I must admit I feel like I've lost my anchor as he was my only remaining close relative apart from DS. There is no-one left of that generation and he was only 74!

Anyway please bear with me and THANK YOU all for being there.