Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tatting ladies, pictures galore and my special diet

I had the opportunity and privilege to meet three of the four ladies of DMR. Teresa and her lovely daughter are visiting from GA. Dena and grandma Elaine are fellow Idahoans. It is always nice to meet other tatters, especially a tatting family. No one in my family tats...and trust me I have tried to get my sisters to come around. So I think Piccadilly is my last hope.

I have been working hard on some new shuttles and despite my ever growing expertise, my failure rate is still around 50 to 60 percent which is why I think I am still the only known ceramic shuttle artist in the world....because it is an exasperating venture ...AND I'm crazy!

Here are Miss P's four month pictures. The knitted hat she is wearing is from LaceRn. She is finally starting to grow into some of her lovely gifts and I am trying to document it before she grows right out of them.

Check out the knitted Mary Janes from Tatfully Yours! Yes they (as well as the scottie dog dress) are still a bit big but I just couldn't help myself!
Also still a bit big, here is Marty's onesie with her beautiful tatting on it. She is growing so quickly that I am afraid to miss any opportunity for her to sport her fancy duds.
Since I have been nursing I am having such a difficult time trying to maintain a healthy weight so that I can continue to nurse. It is taking everything out of me and I think it is greatly contributing to my constant fatigue. I drink 1050 calories of Ensure everyday on top of an already calorie loaded diet. It's become a full time job in and of itself. I would like to be able to breastfeed for the pediatrician recommended year but I may only make it to 6 months. I am very grateful that I have made it this far!

Here are a few more treasuries that my work has appeared in. I think it is always fun to see how people group things together.

Well I think that is plenty for today!


Isdihara said...

Sweet Piccadilly, Piccadilly, you melt my heart! Your mommy does such a great job with you, dressing you in chic outfits, even with coordinated Mary Janes! Do you know how lucky you are? (I bet you do.).

Anonymous said...

Awww...she is just so beautiful!!! What a little cutie and such sparkle in her eyes :) I will be praying for you with your weight and fatigue. I do hope you can continue to breastfeed. Take care and Hugs

Anonymous said...

If you ever have a Idahoan tatters get-together, let me know! :-) I live in Nampa!


Maureen said...

Vitamin B is good for breastfeeding - I used to eat raw peanuts! You will put on weight in the process!
That, and drinking LOTS of water.
Picadilly is looking more and more like you with every picture.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Lucky you! Tatting visitors and a beautiful daughter! I can hardly wait to see more shuttles!

Val said...

u r definitely NOT crazy to still persevere in making ceramic shuttles! without you and your shuttles, we won't have any to enjoy. and i wish i'm half as talented with my ceramic skills. LOL

oh miss P's such a bright-eyed angel. really envious... :)

Margarets designer cards said...

You are not crazy, you have skills that most people would die for.
Miss P is looking so beautiful and the clothes are lovely, shes a lovely angel with bright eyes.
Good luck with your diet,

Fox said...

That second pic, with the pursed lips is AWESOME! Miss P. is so beautiful!
Fox : )

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Good suggestion Maureen! I am also taking copious amounts of Fenugreek.

Teresa said...

Fenugreek is great stuff and worked well for me. You do have to take care of yourself to take care of that beautiful baby. You deserve a little pampering!

It was so nice to meet you in person and to see Picadilly - she is as gorgeous in person as in her pictures! And how sweet she is too! We loved seeing all the shuttles and are so excited about our new shuttles and thread! What a fun day we had - thank you so much!!

Tatfully Yours said...

Miss P will be growing out her new outfits before you know it!!! Love the pictures. Take care!!


Jane S. said...

She is such a pretty little girl! I really enjoy seeing the pictures you post of her.

Babies are little milk vampires and will suck the energy right out of you. You're doing such a great job though, that child is literally made of milk and look how perfect she is! Keep loading yourself up with calories and get plenty of rest.

Jane S.