Sunday, January 2, 2011

A place for everything...

and everything in its place... that's my New Year's Resolution! I'm terrible at resolutions, but I'm really going to try this year. After all, I have some wonderful inspiration. This is my Christmas present from my wonderful husband. I mentioned months ago that I was thinking of some sort of shadow box for displaying some of my shuttles. I thought Dave was busy building a bed in the basement, but instead, he was building this wonderful lighted display! As you can see, I've already put many of my blinged shuttles in the case. Some are in use right now, so I filled in with some "blank" shuttles.

We've had a very busy Christmas holiday. I'm not quite ready to go back to school tomorrow, but I really have no choice. We spent Christmas Eve at my sister-in-law's house eating homemade ravioli and playing Trivial Pursuit Christmas Edition. My family hates playing Trivial Pursuit with me. I make wild guesses that are often correct. They think I'm really smart... boy, do I have them fooled!

We spent Christmas Day at home, and then we headed to Minnesota the day after. We had a lovely visit with daughters Andrea and Joanne and their families, and then we headed home Wednesday. On Friday, daughter Alison and family arrived to spend New Year's Eve with us. We managed to stay up to watch the ball fall in New York City, and then we all crashed.

New Year's Day was pretty relaxed. We watched movies with the kids, ate lots of food, and just enjoyed each other's company.

When we returned from Minnesota, I went to the post office to pick up our mail. My exchange package from Trayna arrived! I wonder what Dave would say if I tried to tempt him with some Haggis? I'm really excited about the pattern book, and I love the tatted piece. Thank you for all the goodies, Trayna!

This was the first year I participated in Christmas exchanges, and I really enjoyed it. I love getting surprises in the mail.

I've spent five hours today working with computers. First I helped Dave put contacts in his Yahoo account so that he could use his email on his new iPad. Dave does not enjoy technology at all, but I'm slowly dragging him into the 21st century! He's now addicted to Angry Birds and Luxor. He even asked me to buy the full version of Angry Birds. What have I done?

Next, I tried figuring out what I did to my computer system... I can't print! Yesterday my son-in-law helped me set up my new router, and now I keep getting a communication error. I've had this problem before, but I can't remember how I solved it. My brain is tired, so I think I'll let it go for a while.

In the meantime, I want to get back to my old routine. I feel completely out of practice with both tatting and blogging! I feel like it's been f-o-r-e-v-e-r...


  1. That is some display of shuttles, but there is room for more I see! We have a Bank Holiday tomorrow because New Years Day fell on a Saturday and schools don't start back until Tuesday.

  2. What a fabulous display case for your shuttles! How are they hanging from the S-hooks? What a wonderful surprise.

    Glad you enjoyed your time in Minnesota and didn't end up snowbound (though that can be fun!)

    Back to the routine tomorrow for me too - not sure I'm ready :)

  3. What a beautiful showcase, with those clever artistic S-hooks! A really unique way to display those shuttles! They almost look like jewelry!

    Happy New Year, and good luck with school tomorrow!

  4. Wow what a lovely display box. Now are you sure that you have enough shuttles! L.O.L Happy New Year to you and your family.

  5. Your new case is just awesome and so beautiful with your "blinged" shuttles!!!!

  6. That's a gorgeous display case! Lucky you to have such a talented DH.

  7. That is a beautiful display. Your husband did a great job on the carpentry.

  8. I love that display box! I have one I made which has lots of compartments in it but the shuttles don't really stay in place or lay nicely. I like that S-hook concept.

    Sounds like you'll have to go back to work to get back to normal!

  9. You have a beautiful case to show all your very pretty shuttles. Luck you to have such a talented husband. I see here is still room for more shuttles to be added. I'm sure it won't be long before the cabinet is full!

  10. Oh, what a sweet, thoughtful gift. It's nice that he is so supportive of your hobby and shares his talent with you too. He did a wonderful job.

    Normal??? What's that? I'll be going back to work and getting back to "normal" tomorrow too. Happy New Year.

  11. Hello! Diane dear and beloved friend
    I loved, what made her husband Dave to you store your coach, even though he made you a nice surprise.
    Ah! as the holiday season, ends with our routine and we can not wait to recover it again.
    Here also were the children, grandchildren, that's all we like.
    Dear friend, that your year is a lot of light.
    Kisses in your heart,
    w / affection
    Teresa Grazioli

  12. beautiful display of some beautiful shuttles. and what a sweet husband to make that for you!

  13. Love the shuttle case! I have a ton of shuttles and could never figure out how to display them.. thanks for the idea!

  14. You must have been one of the most excited tatters in the world on Christmas morning. LOVE IT!

  15. Wow Diane, Your shadow box took my breath away! I do think you have to coolest shuttle display in all the world! What a great hubby you have!

  16. I have a shadow box too that my husband found at a flea market. Some of my shuttles are in it. I should take a picture of it someday andput it up on my blog. Mine doesn't light up though...but that is okay I still really like it.


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