Monday, September 30, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Tatting and Weekend's Inspiration

"Do not dwell in the past, do not
dream of the future, concentrate
the mind on the present moment."

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tatting and Friday's Inspiration

"I am always doing that which I cannot do,
in order that I may learn how to do it."
-Pablo Picasso

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tatting and Monday's Inspiration

"They always say that time changes things,
but you actually have to change them yourself."
-Andy Warhol

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tatting and Friday's Inspiration

"My life should be unique; it should be
an alms, a battle, a conquest, a medicine."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday's Inspiration and Tatting

"To be what we are, and to become what we are
capable of becoming, is the only end of life."
-Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weekend's Inspiration and Tatting

"When your inner and outer energies
radiate in harmony, you are blessed
 and spiritually magnetic."
-Jasmine Heiler

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday's Inspiration and Tatting

"Fantasy is a necessary ingredient to living,
it's a way of looking at life through the
 wrong end of a telescope."
-Dr. Seuss

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday's Inspiration and Tatting

This is a doily that I designed 2 years ago. I am hoping that life will slow down a little when my partner and I retire soon so that I can finish my book of doilies. 
"You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself."
-Alan Alda

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday's Inspiration and Tatting

"Goals are not only absolutely necessary
to motivate us. They are essential
to really keep us alive."
-Robert H. Schuller

Monday, September 9, 2013

Back to Tatting and Monday's Inspiration

It has been awhile since I have shown any tatting pictures so for the next month or two I will be featuring pictures of some of my tatting.

This is a tiara that I made my daughter for her prom.

"You only live once, but if you
do it right, once is enough."
-Mae West

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Weekend's Inspiration

The bride and groom. This wedding almost did not happen as Shannon's husband works in the military and was not given leave permission until noon on the day before the wedding. Then we had a major snow storm so his flight was cancelled. Poor Greg had to drive 24 hours straight and arrived at 2pm on Saturday for the 4:30 wedding. 
"Every day is an opportunity
to make a new happy ending."

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday's Inspiration and Wedding

My daughter having some fun before walking down the isle.
"Your soul is all that you possess.
Take it in hand and make something of it!"
-Martin H. Fischer

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday's Inspiration and Wedding

For those of you who do not know my daughter was going to be having her wedding at the end of march in Winnipeg, Manitoba which is a 2 hour car ride to the airport the 1 1/2 our flight and then a 3 hour car ride to her place which I could not do. So when I called her to say I would not be able to make it she hopped on a flight and arrived on January 16 and planned her whole wedding from scratch and it was held on February 9. I did not get the time I wanted to tat for her wedding so I made her this small tatted Celtic Heart for her something blue.
"Life is a process of becoming, a combination
of states we have to go through. Where people fail
is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it.
This is a kind of death."
-Anais Nin

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wednesday's Inspiration and Wedding

Wedding Gown
"Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add colour to my sunset sky."
-Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tuesday's Inspiration and Wedding

 My daughter, Gregg and I went out shopping for veils and the only ones that I liked where the cathedral length ones which started out at $600.00. My daughter came up with the idea of us making her one and found a video on how to make one but it was going to take too long so she said " Dad we are going to make one using a hot glue gun to attach the lace." I was not crazy on the idea but it turned out great and she was able to have a 17 foot long veil for under $50 because the lace she picked out was old stock in the store and had some yellowing in it bought we bought a box of lace whitener and it came out perfect. Shannon and I walking down the isle. One very proud Dad.

"Self-knowledge is the beginning 
of self-improvement."
-Baltasar Gracian

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday's Inspiration and Returning to Tatting

Hello all my friends as some of you know my daughter was married in February. I will be sharing some on my blog over the next few days.

This is a picture of my daughter Shannon, myself and my partner Gregg.

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."
-Peter Drucker