Sunday, September 9, 2012

Guess who has returned??? (and a GIVEAWAY!!)


We both had a blast!  Livi loved all the attention that she got from all the sweet, sweet people we met!
I did not get nearly as many pictures as I wanted or even that I intended to get.  I did manage to get a precious few though.!  This one is of Livi wearing that tiara that Mrs. Margaret W. so graciously gave her.  So sweet! She loves it and I will be putting it up for safe keeping! :o)

Here is a picture of Livi and myself with Marilee and JB!
Such sweeties!

Livi got the camera for a bit! 
Here are my two favorite pictures that she captured!
Love this lady!

These are of course of Jane! 

I also had a nice chat with Sharren.  She was fabulous as well!

She even gave Livi a little tatted Angel for being such a sweetheart. 

When Livi wasn't being a social butterfly handing out suckers, she did spend a little time chilling under the vending table. :o)

One of the many times that Livi was seen captivating those near her. :o)

She also did all of my purchasing.  She didn't want any of my help.  If I wanted to buy something she would get my key, get the money, and take it over to Teresa at the register and pay for it. 

I was so proud of Livi this weekend, she was on her best behavior!
I got many compliments on her overall wonderfulness!

I will post pictures tomorrow of all the goodies I bought along with the very little that I actually tatted.
It was so funny that I went to Tat Days, but because I was so busy between being a vendor, being mesmerized by all the people, keeping tabs on Livi or helping Livi tat, I hardly picked up my shuttles at all. 
Go figure, right?

OH!!! And this IS my first blogaversary, so how about a little giveaway as well, huh?
The prize will be a SURprize! 
But undoubtedly it will included HDT.
(+ other goodies)

So, to enter, leave a comment on this post.  I will pick one random winner on Friday, September 14th. 

Also, as I count up how much thread in each colorway I still have left, I will be adding them to my Etsy shop.  
I have quite a bit left. :o)


  1. Glad you had a great time at Tat Days. I would love to enter your give-away. Congrats on your milestone.


  2. Thanks for the chance. Glad you had fun!

  3. Hi Jess:

    Wonderful photos! I enjoyed your post -- looking forward to reading more in the next post.

  4. I'm glad you had a great time. I do hope that I will be able to attend an event like Tat Days one of these days. Tatting is such a rare endeavor out where I live that I had no idea such an event was held anywhere. People occasionally ask me what I am doing (when I tat in public) or sometimes ask me if I'm tatting, but I know absolutely no one else out here who tats (although I certainly taught a lot of Southern women to tat before I moved to the Southwest).

  5. Welcome home, Jess Congrats on your blogaversary!
    Fox : )

  6. Oh how fun! Maybe someday I'll get to go...loved crazy moms pic of your table, thread heaven! Looks like Livi had fun too! Congratulations also on your blogaversary!

  7. Looks like you two had a great time! Love seeing the pictures, thank you. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway too please!

  8. Welcome back, and happy blogaversary! Looking forward to the shop being stocked again,I need some colour in my life.

  9. Good thing you had Livi as assistant, it look as though she was a great help! Glad you both enjoyed yourselves. Congratulations on your blogversary.

  10. I'm glad you had a great time. I hope that some day I will be able to go to Tat Days to.Can not wait to see the surprise, no matter who will be the winner.

  11. Congratulations on your first blogaversary. I check your blog often and drool over your HDT, so I'm happy for the opportunity to try to win HDT. Looks like you and Livi had a funtastic time! Karen in OR

  12. Congratulations on your blogaversary! You had a wonderful way of celebrating... attending Tat Days with your daughter! I'm sure it's a time you both will long remember!

  13. It was good to meet you both but I think Livi should be re-named Livilicious. She was SO good and Is SO cute. The display of your HDT was too tempting!!

  14. You sound like you had a great time, and your Livi having taken the show, you must have been put on the back seat, it was lovely to see you and Livi now I know what you look like,, Jane made me laugh.
    Please will you include me in your giveaway.

  15. It was such a delight to finally meet you and your sweet Livvie at Tat Days. What a charming dear she is (the apply does not fall far from the tree). Crossing fingers that NEXT year Livvie will have a play mate -- she is the same age as my boy Sprout.

    Yes, please, I would very much like to enter your blog-iversary giveaway. Can it really be one who year already? Time flies when your having fun!!! Congratulations!

  16. Sounds like you and livi had ablast, one day I will make it over the pond and visit tat day. Hope it's soon.May be 2014.Love the pictures keep them coming.Congratulations on your anniversary.

  17. Congrats and thanks for sharing your photos. Good to see everyone having fun. Livi is so cute. I know the surprize will be special.

  18. I loved meeting you and Livi! You are a terrific mom to her - she's a lucky girl! She was very sweet and fun to be around (I loved the hugs I got!).

    Can't wait for NEXT year!

  19. Please add me to the giveaway. I'm loving all the colors I've gotten so far!

  20. Fantastic to see you and Livi and of course your threads!
    Now back to normal life after tat days.

  21. It's so cool to see some of the action at Tat Days, and even better with Livi in the pictures! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. :D

  22. Loved meeting you both, and Livi is such a little angel! I'm looking forward to seeing you both next year at Tat Days 2013!

    May I also be entered for your drawing?

  23. Congratulations on a year of blogging. I'm glad I found you- you're fun to read.

  24. congratulations on your blogaversary. Congrats to Livi as well for being such an enjoyable girl.
    your giveaways are fun. will be waiting excitedly to see what the winner gets.

  25. Glad you were able to make it and had a good time. It was also nice to meet you and Livi (she is such a sweetie). Look forward to meeting you both again in the future. Please enter me into your giveaway.

  26. Congrats. So glad you had a good time at Tat Days. Put me in. I always enjoy these drawings.

  27. It looks like so much fun :) I'm glad you and Livi had a good time - what a great bunch of people to spend time with.

    Please enter me for your drawing - and congratulations on your blogaversary!

  28. Congratulations on your blog anniversay. It is alway nice when you get lovely comments about your child or children and their behaviour. I always think as long as they behave in public, I can put up with the mischief at home, and at 19 and 17 there is still alot of mischief. Glad you and Livi had a great time at tat days.

  29. Congratulations on your blogaversary. Have you been blogging ONLY one year? It feels longer than that (in a very good way).
    I miss lovely Miss Livi already. It was such a pleasure to meet you both IN PERSON!
    Thank you for being at Tat Days, even though you did not get to tat much. (Enjoyed sitting with you in Kaye Judt's class!)
    I certainly did major damage to my budget with your yummy-licious threads. I look forward to the Livi-licious colorway.
    Big hugs to you and to Livi!

  30. Hi Jess!

    Tat Days was a blast! And, your beautiful, rich-colored threads nearly put me in the poor house! ;-)

    I am delighted that you had such a good time. I hope you sold lots of thread (I know you did to me, but other people, too).

    Happy Blogaversery. Congrats on having a wonderful Livi (so cute and self confident!).

    I'd like to be entered also. One can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much thread. (I am becoming an "Unrepentant Thread Junky")


  31. I'm still jealous that you got to attend Tat Days... :-P

    Happy Blog Anniversary!!! Here's to many, many more! *raises glass*

    Stephanie Grace

  32. It was wonderful to get to meet both of you. Livi was a very good assistant and very well mannered.

    Happy Blogaversary!


  33. It was great to see you at PTD and to watch your lovely Livi.....I was the lucky recipient of a tootsie roll pop from her "butterfly" net several times. She is definitely a charmer...

  34. oh how i envy all of you the ability to go to tat-days... :)

  35. It looks like you and Livi had a great time.

    Happy 1st Blogaversary!