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...Size Does Matter!

...especially if you're a Basset Hound! When Mr. Peabody joined our family back on the 25th of August 2010, we had a donut doggie bed (bolister style) for Abigail. We did not have one for Mr. Peabody, so we devised one for him. He hardly used it. Abigail being a very sharing beag.. she gave her bed to Peabody and he made the best of it. In fact, it appeared he loved that bed regardless that his hind end would at time be on the floor out of the bed.. or his head, as you see here.

There was a BIG box, all wrapped waiting for Peabody. Abigail is an old pro at unwrapping presents and helped Peabody. It was a really big bed... bigger than Abigail's! Now we, the Pawrents feel much better for Peabody not hanging out of a small bed. Wouldn't you feel better too?

We officially had a White Christmas in the Northeast Georgia this year. From what I understand... the last White Christmas in these parts was back in 1881! Maybe... just maybe this White Christmas could partially be blamed o…

...Happy Birthday Jesus!


Happy Birthday to Jesus Happy Birthday to Jesus Happy Birthday dear Jesus Happy Birthday to Jesus

May you have a wonderful day full of blessings and love.
May the Angels bless you now and always.
May they give you a special blessing on your birthday.
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to you!!!
Blessings and love.

I was thinking about  the wonderful things God created
and know what you came into my mind.

Thank You, Jesus for being "MY" Savior!

disclaimer: The cakes above were not created by me... I grabbed these photos from photobucket

...Twas The Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night before Christmas Poem By Clement Moore

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and ca…

...Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas!

For unto us a Child is born For unto us a child is born,
To us a son is giv’n;
The government shall rest on him,
Th’ anointed one from heav’n.
His name is Wonderful Counselor,
The Mighty God is he,
The Everlasting Father,
The humble Prince of Peace. The increase of his government
And peace shall never end;
He’ll reign on David’s ancient throne
As ruler of all men.
Upheld with justice and righteousness,
Forever his kingdom will last;
The zeal of the Lord God Most High
Will bring these things to pass. Lord Jesus, come now and reign in me,
Be Lord of my life this hour.
Come be my Counselor and my God,
My source of wisdom and power.
Watch o’er me with your Father care,
My heart and my mind, fill with peace.
I worship you, my Lord and King,
My praise will never cease.

Merry Christmas to All and Celebrate Jesus Birthday by singing Happy Birthday to Him.

...To Chain or Not To Chain!

I have been tatting my heart out since the Palmetto Tatting Guild's Tat Days this past year. I have come a long ways since. I have researched on tattings and tried many patterns... I still am, to improve my abilities and develop "my style". My daughter has become an amazing tatter in jewelry with updated modern twist. She just amazes me to no end. As my confidence grew, my style is also growing. Maybe I should say preferences instead of style.

I have learned that I do not "like" to create things without patterns. I am not "into" making things other than doilies and edgings but if needed to will do the other things. I also am not at all keen on tatting with the ball of thread, multiple shuttles, ends and sewing in ends... I like doing one shuttle, less stuff to fuss with.  Now with that said.. I prefer rings and chains. So I had to make a compromise with myself and use the ball or use the second shuttle as the ball. Then again, I am falling in love wit…

...Holidays Were Also Made for Animals!

Last evening at 7 pm EST  there were many "Snoops" celebrating!

Snoops is private group of dog lovers that come together and share and care about dogs, our own and rescued & fosters.. and transportion of these dogs going to fosters and fur-ever homes.
I'll mention more of this in just a bit.

Anyhow, our dogs (mostly beagles) did Secret Santa Paws gift exchange...from all over this planet of ours! We were blessed to have this cute doggie named Maximus as the doggie to send our secret gift(s) to.

This is Maximus! Such a handsome boy, and adorable too!

It was our special time last night for all of the Snoops to open their gifts from Santa Paws. It was important to document this once a year event with pictures and/or videos. We got to see what each blessed doggie got from Santa Paws!

Max-imus recieved these from his Santa Paws,
presents all wrapped up!
 Heaven of treats!!!!

Max has a brudder named Buford and is a beagle.
From what Max was saying,  is that his brudder was tryin…

...Jon's Magic Moment Snowflake.

I used Jon's Magic Moment Snowflake pattern. I used my daughter's..errr ... I mean Dr. VonThreadmore's HDT size 20, color I forgot! (Hey Kiddo..which color is this one..picture is darker than actual color) I think that means I should label my threads!
After I blocked this tatted piece, I went back and looked at Jon's version. I realized that I may have over blocked it. Her center spokes are more curvy and mine are straight. I like hers better!
I want to comment my thoughts and feelings about Jon's patterns. I really like her style for the continuity of tatting. While I am able to tat in "rounds" I find it very annoying to cut and sew in ends because then my once nicely flat work becomes a bit distorted from sewing in the ends. It is very possible that I need to learn better in the technique sewing in ends...but ends do annoy me regardless. Jon's way in many of her patterns online that she shares graciously, you start at the beginning and take this …

...Happy Thanksgiving to Y'all

Happy Thanksgiving to One and All!

...Hark The Herald Angel

I just finished putting this lil ornament together. I am delighted with the result!

This pattern is  Sheila Heneise's Angel with Paisley Wings and I created the edging. The angel is backed by red felt.

This doily turned out so lovely, the colors did too! I used the "Arches" doily pattern by Yarnplayer! I used Lizbeth 20,  #130 ISLAND BREEZE and  #658 Ocean Turquoise Lt. This was fun to do! Thanks Yarnplayer for sharing this beauty!
I am glad to have a picture of this for I will miss looking at it. Soon, it will be on it's way to a dear friend in South Korea! 

Another exciting event! Yesterday I was one out of five lucky recipient of a giveaway! At innocentia's, there was a giveaway for kids clothing patterns from DMK Easywear Patterns. I am pleased to have received the e-patterns of Reversible Tunic Top/Dress pattern! Thank You Citra! Thank You, DMK!
Isn't this sooooo dang adorable? It is sure will be on my two Lil Angels! Right Krystledawne?

OOOHhhhh one more thing.. w…

... Three Cute Giveaways at Other Bloggers' Blogs!

EagleWings is having a giveaway of 4  redwork towels that she had done to celebrate the 100th Follower on her blog!

 They are so dang cute!!!  I love those vintage birdies! For more information to this drawing go to this link!

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The next giveaway is from Johanna Parker Design , she is in the spirit of the season!  Her snowman candy cane stand , the adorable guy made the "Party Picks" section of Phyllis Hoffman's Celebrate Christmas Magazine!

You can see his picture and the details for this giveaway at this link.

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Lastly... A Primitive Place is having a giveaway of lovely Christmas boxes! Go to this link for more information. It ends on Sunday, Nov. 28th

They are such cute things! Good luck!

...Redecorate the Mini Chocolate Box!

A little while ago one of my blogging friend Isdihara put out a challenge. A challenge that involved a mini box of chocolate like Whitman's.. to decorate the box with tatting. (for more details click here)

I honestly thought against doing it.. just because of the timing and the first entrant!

Well this past week, I had a mini box of chocolates and ate them up... actually gobbled them up. Shameful I know!  I stared at this empty box and decorated it with fabric. I tatted up the edging and the butterflies....

Cute huh?

So.... I guess I am gonna enter this cute lil box.. but I sure can't out-do Carol's!

P.S. the deadline for this is 30th of November.. so if you're interested, go to this link!

...This Lil Gem is the giveaway...

...for the winner in the "Who Dunnit" Mystery! (The Entry for this "Who Dunnit" will end on the 28th of November 2010, midnight EST.)

click here to go to "Who Dunnit" and play along! Good Luck!

I actually managed to UN-TANGLE that disaster and tatted with it to make this lovely coaster/ doily. The pattern was shared by Jon and this is the link to her pattern on  her blog.  click here
I used Lizbeth #20, color # 128 - MARCH BREEZE (Thank you Krystle for your un-wanted threads!)

...The "Who Dunnit" Mystery

Who Dunnit!

Evidence : Once was a ball of Lizbeth #128 - MARCH BREEZE thread in size 20. The above picture represents every tatter's nightmare. The last known location of the said thread was located on the end table beside the chair, which is usually occupied either by the Tatter of the house or a four legged child.

Below are the known suspects:
Mr. Peabody
~ known aliasses: Mr. P., Peabody,  Wittle Boy, Slow as Mollasses, Dribble Doodle, Mossey, Eeyore, Boy, Good Boy, Genius, Ole Fellow, Bud, Boy (or Here Boy)
~ race: Basset Hound, tri color
~ weight:  heavy
~ age:  unknown
Frontal View

Side View

Abigail ~ known aliasses: Abbie, THE Beast, Abbigailer, Abbiebobo, Loud Mouth of the South, Good Girl, Squirrel Huntress, Miss Loud Mouth, Fearless, Hunny Pie,  ~ race: American Beagle, tri color ~ weight:  light ~ age:  4
Frontal View

Side View

So... Who dunnit?

Please, I would like for all to post your opinion as to which is the guilty party and how you came to this conclusion.   For all who have c…

...Time to Heal, to Comfort, to Reach Out

Many of you know of my recent loss, so I have been busy just to keep my mind from focussing on the loss. I will say it isn't easy because the memories keep flooding in. Then I am warmed by them. I keep thinking of my dear Grandma for how she must be feeling. I went to search for a tatted pattern that would show Grandma how much love that we all have for her too.

I found this pattern for a tatted rosary and went to work on it. I was so thrilled that I had learned to do the split rings from my friend Sharren at our "girls" get together in Toccoa. While I tatted this lovely rosary, I cried, I prayed, I remembered all the beautiful memories. I will be carefully wrapping up this gift for Grandma and sending it off to her. I pray that it will bring comfort to her...

...great exercise for practicing those SR's! (Split Rings)

Grandma... I love you.

An Irish Blessing:May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, And r…

...Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is A Season)

...Grandpa, I Miss You Dearly

My Grandpa   05 February 1919 ~ 05 November 2010
Grandma & Grandpa

...come February, I will dedicate a blog entry to my Grandpa. Right now, it is hard... the void is so deep.

For now I will leave this entry with many Irish blessings to honor my Grandpa

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
And in all your comings and goings,
May you ever have a kindly greeting
From them you meet on the road. 
May you live long,
Die happy,
And rate a mansion in heaven. 

May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you. 

May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after. 

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too.
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you. 

May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.
The goblets of life
Hold no dregs of sorrow. 

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you
And heaven…

...Finally! My Dream Kitchen Curtains Completed!

I had began this cute project over a year ago. I bartered with this one Farmgirl at MJF Connection. She had piles and piles of these old hankies that needed a good home.  My home! I already had in mind how these lovelies were going to be used.

So what does a gal like Karrieann do with some of these?

 Well, I hand stitched them into a quaint curtain for my Kitchen door. That is what I did!

I love how they look! (This shot is without the use of flash)

What took so long to get these beauty up?  It took me this long to get the needed curtain rod! I live in this small town and only one store carried these rods. At times they didn't have the size that I wanted and I forget to get them at times! Last night these hankies were placed into their place of honor. This is the door that get used more than any other doors and will remind me daily of the generosity of people, people who have kind heart. Thank you Farmgirl "antoinette"!

* Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and kno…

...This one is my Biggest!

YAY!!! I am so so happy with this one. 

 Sadly, this one belongs to a Farmgirl for the barter! I know it is going to a wonderful home.

I added one of my tea cup and saucer to the picture to give a better idea to the size of this lovely doily!