Saturday, February 16, 2013

hi ho hi ho it's back to blogging I go....










I know it's been a while 
but time flies 
even when you ain't havin' fun
having fun 
I haven't been
getting presents a little late 
I have been
husband   buys   me   presents
whether I want him to or not!!!!
:) :) :) :) :)

he got this sweet little shuttle for me to tat with
even tho' I still can't use it...and believe me 
WE have tried and I mean 
WE
husband gave it a go this morning and he couldn't do it either

:) :) :) :) :) 

 so I will give it a rest and keep up with the needle


this is what came with the shuttle
the seller decoupages the shuttles
 and 
has a few really good videos on YouTube
and she makes it look so easy
and it actually is
once you "get" it
and I will get it one day
just not today
or yesterday or the day before-last-week either!!!





and a couple of weeks ago I got this
a late Solstice/Christmas/early valentine/happy president's day gift!!!!
a tiny teeny terrarium on a chain!!!!
he figured a few little plants would brighten up the winter!!!
he loves tiny things
(I am not a tiny thing ...by any means!!!! )
 but he gets me tiny things
all the same...

:) :) :) :) :)


and I'm sure you know how quickly one accumulates stuff when something new is introduced into ones
repertoire


and we all have a repertoire don't we?
so I bought a pretty box to put the thread and books and stuff in because I got tired of it all piling up and falling down again
and the pattern reminds me of tatting
well I didn't notice that until I had it home and on the desk!!!
one track mind
one track at a time tho'!!!



one more round of goodies were got
amazon this time
if he buys something and can get free shipping
then I have to get something to make it up for it
or something like that
(still not sure how that works!!!!)
anyway two books arrived
one I knew about the other 
not so much


I copied that doily there from a picture I saw somewhere
amazon I think!!!!!
so I got the book because I'm not sure how to do the last row even though I got really really close all by myself




see?????



it has a dvd....it uses a shuttle
but...
well you know!!!
he ordered the other book too, without me knowing
it has jewelry in it
not sure I'll be making any of that

 :p  :}




and last
but not least
another late Solstice/third of the month/'coz the sun shined yesterday  present...
a yarn bowl
he found it on Etsy
I didn't know he knew where Etsy was!!!!
and all I have to say about it
is
it isn't blue!!!




it's a lovely bowl 
and I appreciate the thought 
completely and utterly

but
it
isn't
blue!!!!

(I AM a BRAT.....I know it and accept it
completely and utterly.)



and on a cold and grey winters day 
I wish you all well and warmth
from
theroomontheleft

coz it's time for tea

x x x x x
♥♥♥

edited...
here is
 that has the needle tatting videos
for those of you trying
if you can read a tatting pattern
you can do it with the needle too
it's the same thing
:)
 
 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your header. That tatting is beautiful. I don't think you are a brat! It was a lovely thought. At least you know you are appreciated! I wonder if the shop owner would exchange it for a blue one. Mia S

NillaK said...

A lot of reasons for gift giving, I like that. :) Just a quick question before I have to get fownstairs to make meatballs... Since you needle tat, do you know any good websites with instructions? I can mainly find how to do more-than-the-basics with shuttles, and I would really like to improve my skills. Or do you have a book you can recommend?

Andi said...

Yes indeed you are a brat, but a wonderful brat. Lovely gifts from the Mr. He did really good.
Oh man that shuttle video gave me a headache. Even the tatting stresses me out! Beautiful but I could never do it in a million years. I will leave all those beautiful projects to you.

Madhu said...

What an adorable couple you both make! Oh! I am so in love with this kind of love!! So lovely to be reading your blog again...sigh....