Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Boxing Day and a Big Thank You!

As the year winds down, I just wanted to share my gratitude for all the company, kind comments and emails you have contributed in 2009. I am overwhelmed and flattered when people take time out of their busy schedules to read what I write. The dialog is what keeps me actively blogging to share and learn. Hugs to you all!

During a recent shopping outing I found a darling little craft book called Pretty Little Felts - mixed-media crafts to tickle your fancy by Julie Collings. (Can you spot the tatting peeking demurely out of a photo in the author's latest blog post?)

Normally I don't buy craft books unless I am learning a new technique. (Okay, except for tatting books!) But this one had to come home with me.

Ms. Collings' book included a touching dedication.
"To my mother and grandmother who always made beautiful things with their hands."

Amazing photographs stopped me dead in my tracks. Staring back at me, big as life, was tatting! And not just a token smattering here and there. There was even a small doily that incorporated Coronation Cord. This type of cording hasn't been produced since the 1920's.

Call me crazy. I suddenly felt a kinship with this crafty woman. It is part of the reason why I have resolved to create more mixed-media projects with tatting in 2010.

May the new year be brimming with creative possibilities for you.

Happy Boxing Day!


Stephanie said...

Happy Boxing Day to you as well! I've reaaly enjoyed your blog. You have some of the most thought provoking and interest piquing posts. I'm looking forward to reading more in the new year.

Julie Collings said...

thank you for such a sweet post and the great link! i didn't even know it was called coronation cord. loved the article and now i am going back to check the photos in my book to see what i used.
happy boxing day to you, julie

Tatskool said...

Hope you have a great Boxing day without too much actual 'boxing'!!

Without your blog and a lot of others i would have stopped blogging long ago. let's hope we can all keep stimulating each other.

Your friendship means a lot to me.