Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Belated Christmas Greetings to All & update

Belated Christmas Greetings to All.

Thought I'd give you a quick update on what's been happening here. Firstly, we are starting to be able to see the ground again after 2 weeks with about 3ft of snow & seriously subzero temps (-15 C etc) so that is great. We even had an official white Christmas - like we need any more LOL!

I want to show you what my wee boy got me for Christmas (with a wee bit of helpful pointing in the right direction from Mummy, that is).

Isn't it just stunning - the photos show either side of it. It is the Maacki Chinensis wood that Sally spoke about some time ago here & I sent her down a 0.6mm crochet hook rather than the one that comes as standard - I can't describe just how lovely it is, the photos really don't do it justice. 'Im-in-the-garage has really surpassed himself this time - Thank you so much.

The other stuff I have been doing is Miranda's Ice Crystal in 2 colours but you are not going to see it as the DYK sections are truly appalling and it shames what is a stunning pattern. I have also done Miranda's Angels in the Snow that I won from the very kind giveaway of the anonymous donor but I can't find the image at present so will update you later - again a gorgeous pattern.

Our GP is retiring unfortunately as he has gone over and above the call of duty on a number of occasions over many years so I thought he warranted a couple of gifts - a bottle of whisky &.....

This is Jane's Double Self Closing Mock Ring Bookmark but my choice of thread was not the best - it is a variegated blue and a mint green but unfortunately the mint green & the pale blue are hard to distinguish apart but apart from that I really like it.

Can't think of much else at present except hope you all have a safe & prosperous New Year. We are going to my Aunt's for Hogmanay which will be bittersweet as it will be the first without my uncle but hopefully she'll cope okay.



Isdihara said...

It is so incredible to me that you are a 4th generation tatter! I have no idea what generation I might be...but I sure am happy to be carrying the tatting torch!

Happy Hogmanay!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I am totally in awe of that gorgeous shuttle! I intend to order a Pop A Bobbin soon, but this is the most spectacular one I have seen!

Hope you have a good New Year!

Sally Kerson said...

So glad the weather is improving, saw many awful scenes on the television. It has been very cold here and only in the last day has the snow gone. Delighted that you like the shuttle, the markings are beautiful.
Happy New Year.

Miranda said...

All of the Pop-a-Bobbins are gorgeous, but that is the best I've ever seen! I love the way the patterning in the wood is centered around the bobbin holder. I hope that garage is well-heated so he can stay in there and keep making shuttles!

I'm also delighted that you've been making my patterns. Once again, thank you so much for test-tatting "Ice Crystal" for me! The finished pattern should be ready in a couple of days.

Arlene said...

That is sooo pretty! I want I want! Glad things seem to be better there too!

Arlene your buddy from Pennsylvania