Sunday, February 20, 2011

100 Posts to Celebrate

It's taken me almost 2 years to post 100 times. I started this blog thinking I would just write about my life and things I like to do, and I had something to write about 2 and 3 times a week. I had no idea I would meet so many kind, generous people out there!  I've slowed down to posting only once every two weeks or so - maybe it's that winter is getting OLD around here!  Once again, there is a winter storm warning that will dump 10-15" or so of new snow on us by tomorrow. Enough already.

I haven't been tatting much the past couple of weeks - a little here and there, but I ended up with mistakes and missed joins.  My heart just wasn't in it - too many other things going on.  Busy at work, and busy at home too.  I did have a chance to work on practicing the SCMR with this Very Small Butterfly, and the Gr8 Butterfly.

I am inspired again, though, after our tatting gathering yesterday! As great as it is to have tatting friends online, it's so good to have other tatters to talk to and bounce things off of in person also.

I thought I'd celebrate this 100th post in some way.  The tendency is to celebrate the blogging accomplishment with a giveaway of some kind, so I thought I'd give away this bag with an assortment of perle cotton thread.  Just leave a comment on this post (with the number 100) telling me what you like to read about on blogs (tatting or not!)   Here's the giveaway bag:
The drawstring bag has 8 interior pockets. (The ball of Lizbeth is only to show size.)


I thought I'd add a trade also - to celebrate all the talented tatters out there that have shared ideas, patterns and tips.  I would love to trade this bag for something (of course it's another bag - what did you expect from a bag lady?)  Let's trade anything tatting related - like HDT, shuttles, pattern books.  Just comment on this post with your favorite tip on storing your tatting supplies (and the word TRADE).  Here's the trade bag:

This bag is the Dorset Bag - a free pattern provided by a generous crafter.

I will draw both winners on Friday evening, February 25th and post them on Saturday morning.  Make sure there is a way for me to contact you.

It has been a pleasure meeting so many inspiring crafters, and reading everyone's blogs for instructions, patterns, tips and techniques.  Here's to 100 more posts :)


  1. 100 ~

    what I like to read on people's blogs: life stories and experiences, inspirations and advice.

    I love being taught; or learning something (especially when it comes to tatting).

    Congrats on the 100th post!! and I hope you have many many more!


  2. 100
    I love reading things like your tatting story, patterns you tried and whether or not they worked out and especially any problems you had and what you did about them.

    Congratulations on getting to 100 quality posts. Me, I just post unquality stuff

  3. I like blogs that are a mix of crafting and life . . . maybe because that's what I put on my own blog. I like to find patterns(with links) and inspiration. And I like to think the blogger is a person who could be a friend of mine . . .and some of them become that.

    Congrats on 100 posts and I hope you continue and post many more!

  4. 100~

    Posts, friendship, techniques, ideas, inspiration... these are just a few of my favorite things about blogging! Congratulations on 100 posts! I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly!


    I would love to trade, possibly with blinged shuttles, HDT, thread stash. I don't have any duplicate books right now, but I might be able to find one that I'd be willing to part with.

  5. I am always inspired by what other people do. Tatting and everything else. Congrats on your 100th. I am thinking of starting a blog of my own.
    LeVert92 at

  6. 100

    100 posts! Yaaaayyyy! Congratulations. I'm not a blogger myself but I certainly can appreciate the amount of work that goes into having one.

    I love reading blogs -- I like seeing what people have been making, what they've been doing, where they've been on holiday, what their gardens look like, their favorite recipes, what the weather is like at their house. For someone like me that lives in the country (it's an hour's drive to the nearest grocery store) being able to read and follow blogs is a great way to keep up on what is happening out there in the real world.

    Again, congratulations on your 100th post. Keep up the good work!

    janers41 at yahoo dot com

  7. 100--ideas, inspirations, people

    trade--shuttles, handmade items, patterns,


  8. CONGRATULATIONS on your centennial post! I'm not a blogger but I really appreciate those of you who do blog- it's fun to see what everyone is doing and it's so inspiring!
    But like you, I think it's fantastic to have tatting friends to share with- thanks for being one of mine!

  9. I am not here for the draw - just wanted to wish you a very hearty CONGRATS! That is a real milestone, isn't it?
    Fox : )

  10. 100

    I always like reading what others are doing with their tatting. How they deal with the problems that we all seem to have from time to time and how they solve them. Sharing helps us all learn by our own and others mistakes - a really great learning tool. Also many patterns come to light through the blogs. We even learn about different parts of this great world that we live in. But most important of all are the friendships that we gain.

  11. TRADE

    I would love to do a trade! (Thread or shuttle with tatting on it.)

  12. Congrats on your 100th post! Lovely butterflies.
    I love to read other tatting blogs and learn how others do their craft. It is great to see that there is more than one way to do the craft. I also read other crafting and lace makers' blogs to be inspired and educated on other techniques. Life is too short to not take in and learn as much as you can!
    You can never trade enough knowledge with others or supplies! It is great that you want to do the trade thing-I'm gain!

  13. Congratulations on 100 posts!!! Quite an accomplishment. Thank you for including us in your celebration, with such a generous giveaway. Any tatter would be delighted to win this lovely little bag to tote our projects around in.

    I enjoy reading about other tatters' accomplishments, especially when there is a particularly difficult pattern, or when a new technique is mastered for the first time. It is encouraging for me to read about these little victories, to help keep me motivated to push a little harder to reach my own little victories.

    I would have loved to do an enchange for the other little bag, but it seems like there are other takers before me on that end.:-)

  14. 100 ~ Congratulations on 100 posts! I love this drawstring bag and I am using perle cotton in my bobbinlace.

    What do I like to read? What inspires you, what made you understand something that was confusing before, what do you hope to tat next. I also like to know a little about the personal life of the tatter. Not details, not the fights and really personal stuff....just what the routine is, what other interests do you have, what makes you laugh? What are your favorite foods? A little bit of the real person sprinkled in here and there reminds us that we're all in this together.

  15. ~ 100

    Congratulations on your 100 posts! Thank you for your kind offer of a give away.

    My morning routine wouldn't be the same without reading blog posts. It jump starts my day, every day.

    I do however spend to much time reading all of the blogs I follow, so I don't take/make the time to update my own.

    ~ TRADE

    My favorite tip for storing tatting (finished pieces) is I don't, I gift my tatting pieces away as soon as I finish. * find a pattern I enjoy, tat a bunch of them, then give them all away. Repeat from * LOL ... I have 2 workbasket magazines with tatting patterns in them & a blinged (by me) clover tatting shuttle.

    I can relate to your bag lady comment, that's me too. :-)

  16. 100

    So glad to see you've been keeping up with the blogging! I'm new to tatting and blogging both, and these blogs are my primary way of staying inspired and trying new techniques. Many thanks for putting these out there for others such as ME to be inspired by! :)

  17. 100 -

    One hundred posts! Hooray for you! I have a sadly neglected blog myself, so my hat is off to anyone who perseveres like you have.

    I like to read "process" sorts of posts - how a design was inspired, worked out, constructed, etc. I also like to be able to get to know the person and their corner of the world.

    Funny how I was just thinking about doing some tatting to make beaded stitch markers for my knitting friends. I realized I had to do a little research to find out how that was done. Then the latest issue of Knitch landed in my e-mail box and there was an article with links to several online tatting spots, including yours. Serendipity!

  18. 100 posts...WOW! Congratulations!
    I love to see what people are tatting and their creations. Without these blogs I think I would be left without any inspiration. I am thankful that people love to share their creations.

  19. Congratulations on the 100!
    Please enter me in your giveaway - can't ever have too many tatting bags LOL!
    Thank you for your generosity

  20. 100!!!!!

    Congrats on your 100th posts!

    I have been following your blog for a short time... about 6 months and I enjoy seeing what you are working on..wether it be tatting or other things!
    Thank You for sharing!

  21. TRADE:

    Would love to trade pattern books, thread, or whatever...I love bags!!


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