Sunday, August 16, 2009

Boy how time does fly. It seems just like yesterday we were wondering if we were going to have a spring or summer. And now, it's August and school is getting ready to start.

We have been priviledged to have had another grandson added to our family. I'll post his photo. His name is Mason. If all goes well, we'll have another grand baby next February! It's so exciting to see these new little lives come to life and to see them go through their different stages! I just love children and grandchildren, and love to spoil them rotten!

Soon we'll be seeing autumn leaves. My favorite seasons are fall and spring - neither too cold or too hot.

I will be posting some more tatting projects soon - as soon as I can figure how since I am now using my new computer (my other one crashed), and trying to remember how to do it. I know it seems silly, but the older we get, the more we forget? For me anyway. Let me know if you have any questions about the new items, or what you think about them! I'm no pro, but each and every day I try to keep improving and get better. I enjoy learning and using new techniques. I love tatting. I'm also going to be taking on more Celtic tatting, as I have thoroughly enjoyed Rozella Linden aka Ruth Perry and her expertise in this area. She's so awesome!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blank Tatted Note Cards

I make and sell these four cards as a set, or as individuals.

Tatted Doliy

This tatted doily is only 5 - 6 inches wide. Check price list for availability. . . . .

Thank You Card

This is one of the many styles of "Thank You" cards I create. I also sell these in sets. Check my price list for more details. . . . . .

Happy Birthday Card

This is one sample of a Birthday card with tatted flowers added to it. I also sell these in sets.

Paper punches

This shows some paper punches that have tatted florets added to them for dimension.
And a stamped greeting.

Tatted Bat

This is a greeting card with a tatted bat and stamped words.

Tatted Angel

This is a tatted angel from the "Complete Book of Tatting", by Rebecca Jones.

Sock with tatting

This is a felt Christmas stocking with a tatted edge, and tats added. It makes for a quick and cute office gift. Check my list of TATSY patterns and kits for availability. . . . .

Happy Holidays Greeting Card

This is a "Happy Holidays" greeting card with a tatted Christmas tree, a stamped image and greeting. Rubber stamps are very popular used with your tatting !

This is a "business card" size "Thought card". I sell these in sets. Let me know if you want more information. . . . . . . .

Wooden Teddy PIN

This little bear with a tatted collar is adorable as a pin to wear on a coat, blouse, or whatever one desires.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wooden Teddy Pin

June's Creative Cards

These are just a few of the very creative cards with tatting that my Mom (Mother-In-Law) has created. She is such a lovely woman, and my second mother. She makes all her own cards, and she's practically blind - I'm so proud of her, and she's such an inspiration to me. I'm always learning new things from her.

Tatted Button Decoration with beads

These add a dainty elegant touch to a dress, blouse, suit, etc. The beads are added as you tat it. They are so fun to make.

Tatted Initial and tatted floret labels

This is a tatted initial and labels with tatted florets. You can tat any initial, in a variety of styles. And there's no end to the labels one can create.

Top Note with tatted florets

This was made using my STAMPIN' UP! Big Shot "Top Note" Die.
I added tatted florets and beads to it. I used textured cardstock, so the rubber stamping did not show up a well as I wanted, so I will be making more, using non-textured cardstock. I LOVE my Big Shot by Sizzix. So many fun things to create, and I don't have to cut anything out - the machine does it for me!
WOW - can you believe it? March is almost over - our crocuses are in bloom, and the daffodils are almost in bloom . . . .where has time flown? I will be posting more tatting items.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

March is amongst us - today is February 28, 2009 - Today is Georgia Seitz's birthday. Happy Birthday Georgia. Tomorrow, or somewhere in between February 28 and March 1, is my son Karl's Birthday - Happy Birthday My Karl - You're 29 years old - not counting leap years. Wow - how old you're getting, and how OLD I'm feeling. Boy - oh boy, how time does fly ? ? ?

Spring is in the air - we've had lovely weather - despite a little snow the other day. I'm anxious to see blossoms on the trees - and green grass. Spring is my favorite time of the year!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hi everyone -

Things are going smoothly so far this month of February. The groundhog did see his shadow, and despite it's been looking alot like spring here in the Salt Lake valley, it's starting to rain lightly, and is supposed to snow. Hate to see the bulbs poking their little heads out, and then to get "dumped" on with more snow. Glad it's them, and not me. It's almost nice enough to start getting my fingers digging into the ground and get the peas planted - but I will wait. There's nicer and warmer weather to come.

Valentine's Day is almost here and I've been making the cutest hearts and hearts on paperclips. I'll have to show you . . . . .

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Last Sunday I tried a new recipe on my family - they loved it! So, I thought I would share it -


2 (10 oz) pkgs frozen, chopped spinach

1 (13 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/8 tsp salt

1/8 tsp coarsely ground black pepper

2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened

1 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine spinach, artichokes, cream, salt, pepper, and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. In a small bowl, with mixer ate medium speed, beat cream cheese until fluffy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low; gradually add milk, mixing just until well blended. Spoon spinach mixture into shallow 1-1/2 quart casserole or 8x8 inch glass baking dish. Pour cream cheese mixture evenly over spinach mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges bubble and top is golden.

This recipe was found in the more Recipes of the "Gone to Pieces" Quilt group - "The Best Lunch in Town.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Most of my time is spent tatting, quilting, card making or scrapbooking, and using rubber stamps. I like to incorporate tatting in my quilting. I like to quilt scrapbooking designs. I make gifts items throughout the year to sell at boutiques, craft fairs, etc. I may even put some on this blog. I'm new to blogs, so please be patient with me - Thanks!