Ok, so I still do not have Internet Access at home, so that is the reason this blog seems all but dead. I apologize. We must live in the last place in the US that doesn't have internet, I swear, at least once a day I holler in frustration about my inability to stay connected to the world. We can't even get any companies to run cable out for us. Our only option at this point is a certain satellite service that is prohibitively costly. Sooooooo, that leaves me with only being able to use our local library, and I have been waaaaayyyy too busy for even that as of late. So much has happened since our move to Mississippi and the purchase of "The Farm". I feel like I have lived a lifetime already, when in actuality it has only been six months. I don't want to make any promises I can't keep, but I will say that as soon as we can find a solution to our Internet problem I have full intentions of resuming this blog, and my tatting business. I'm still here guys!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Just a quick note to let you all know I am still alive! I am currently surrounded by boxes that need to be unpacked. And for some crazy unexplainable reason I decided to turn my new home into a construction area right away. Lot's of remodeling going on. It isn't boring. I hope to set up my tatting life once again and start dyeing my hand dyed cotton and silk threads soon. Thank you for bearing with me and my insane life!
Posted by LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter at 7:47 AM
Saturday, February 8, 2014
That is right. The BIG move is finally upon me. It's bittersweet. Moving is tough and I've done it more times than should be legal. We have been blessed with the most incredible property I could have ever wished for. I am mostly excited about what kind of childhood this new chapter will provide for my sweet Piccadilly! We bought a 43 acre farm and it is amazing. I will share more about that once I am settled. It will be an indeterminate amount of time before we will have internet again. We are remote enough that internet service is currently out of our financial reach. I figure I can go to the library once a week to catch up and blog etc. So for awhile I will be slow to respond to emails and things of that nature. Please forgive me in advance.
I wanted to share this bit of providence. I was able to purchase two of these vintage wooden DMC display cases from an old variety store that went out of business. This same store is where I purchased my first tatting shuttle at a very young age. So these boxes will be great reminders and a great addition to my tatting collection. I think they will house my hand dyed tatting thread in the near future.
As promised, I am sharing a few goofy wallpaper pics from my real estate search. As I mentioned before, the irony is that our farmhouse is top to bottom decorated in 80's style wallpaper. I have a LOT of work ahead of me.
I know this is a totally normal picture. But I had to share it because this is a pretty amazing story. This picture is from a home that was our second choice to purchase. Do you notice the orange spoon rest on the oven there? I made and sold that 10 years ago. No, I don't know the person who I sold it to as I sold hundreds of pieces of pottery in that area at the time. Anyhow, I almost dropped dead when I saw it! What are the chances and how cool is that?!?!?
Happy Tatting until next time friends!
Posted by LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter at 3:30 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I interrupt the silence to ask for some totally random help.
This is a large acrylic bowl that is double walled. Inside there are dividers and one is able to fill the spaces with décor.
I found this bowl at a second hand store and I filled it with beans. I totally love it and would like to find who sells them.
Does this look familiar to anyone?
In other news, I have been swamped with renovating, cleaning, organizing and generally getting prepared for our big 2000 mile move to Mississippi!
The Etsy shop will be closed until I get settled on the other side and when it re-opens it will be better than ever!
I am happy to say that the good Lord blessed us with the perfect house in our new Southern home State.
God is Good!
I do plan to do a sequel to my last post about ridiculous real estate photos....this time with some much requested photos of wallpaper.
With that said, the home we bought was built in the 80's and is covered floor to ceiling with...you guessed it...WALLPAPER! Ha ha....the joke is on me!
I have estimated that I have about a year's worth of redecorating ahead of me!
Posted by LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter at 5:25 PM