Sunday, April 28, 2013

Winner of Rainforest Update

UPDATE: I have heard from Pati, so her earrings and tin are going out in the mail today. 
 Once all packages have been received and Frances is in Australia, I will show all of you what is in the tin, so stay tuned. 


Well, I did not hear from Elizabeth by midnight last night.

So I  drew from the name pool again this afternoon and Pati Blackwell has won the Rainforest Earrings and tin with tatting supplies.

Congratulations Pati.

I hope everyone had a good time with this.  
I will look forward to seeing what each of you do for your PIF. 
Have a really great tatting day.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Winners Are!!

I have used the number generator at to chose the winners for my PIF.  Remember, the rules for a PIF require that you hold a giveaway of your own featuring your particular craft. 

1. Elizabeth, she chose Rainforest  I can find no email address for Elizabeth.  Please contact me through the email address in my profile.

The earrings are all so pretty. Hard to choose. I think the Rainforest.

2.  H J Hess has won Pansy.  I can't find an email address for H J. Please contact me,  my email address is in my profile

You and my Younger Son have the same birthday. Happy Birthday! UPDATE: I have heard from Hegla

3. Frances, she chose WildFlower  I have contacted Frances through a comment on her blog, as I can't find an email address for her either. 

Happy Birthday for the 14th. That snow looks cold. If I am lucky to win the wildflower set would be lovely and I always need a tin to hold random crap.    UPDATE: I have heard from Frances

If I have not received a reply by the end of this week.  I will draw again for that particular set of earrings.
 Please people, if you sign up for a giveaway, please be sure that there is a way to contact you.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Finally, the PIF!

It is the middle of April. Normally here in South East North Dakota, the grass is greening up, the ground is warming and drying enough that farmguy is busy working up the fields and planting wheat.  I'm planning the garden and starting the tomato, cabbage and other seeds in the basement. 

 This year for a birthday present, mother nature decided that we are not done with winter.  My birthday was Sunday the 14th. It was a snow storm.  This is what greeted me when I got up on the morning of the 15th.

Another 10" of snow, on top of the snow that hadn't melted yet.  Over night the wind went down so the snow clung to everything.  It was very heavy and wet.

This is Shep wading through the snow in the yard.  

Those with good long memories may remember that I won a pair of very pretty earrings from Umi & Tsuru about a year ago.
One of the rules for the giveaway is that you hold one too.

It took me the longest time to figure out what to give.  I changed my mind several times.  When I ran into these cute little tins

They are not empty, but I am not showing what is in them.  You will have to win to find out.

These are made with Yarnplayers Pansy in size 50 with doodads and beads from FireMountain Gems and the findings are from

These look a bit lopsided for some reason, but they are not.

These are tatted with LadyshuttleMakers Rainforest in size 50.  The doodads are from FireMountainGems and the beads are some that I was give.  I was remiss in not writing the giver on the bag, while I am pretty sure who gave them to me, I am not totally sure so won't say.  The findings are from Gale Marshall of TatsAll in Canada.

And the 3rd pair are tatted from Ladyshuttlemakers Wildflowers in size 50.  The doodads are again from FireMountain, the beads are Mill Hill Seed beads and the findings from Gale Marshall.

So, here are the rules.  I will keep the give away open until the 23rd. That is 1 week. In your comment, Please let me know your chose of earring .,..  Pansy, Rainforest or Wildflowers.  At the end of the week, I will use a random number generator to chose the 3 winners.  If more then 1 choose the same color earring, I will use draw for who gets their choice, the other will receive the 3rd pair of earrings.

UPDATE: PIF means Pay It Forward. If you win, you need to hold a give away of your own at some point showcasing your craft. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1

While many people celebrate April Fools Day today, for others we celebrate


The normal way to celebrate is to do some tatting,
Eat some Chocolate 
and drink a beverage of your choice.

Have a really great day all Tatters around the world.