Words from the Knot House

Let the Season Begin


Happy November 15th! Today marks the beginning of the Christmas Advent for many Orthodox religions. For me, it is the day I start preparing in earnest for the upcoming holiday season. As you can see from the picture, I have been working away on items to include in this years Christmas cards that I am determined to get in the mail by the first.
While tatting all these wreaths, I started thinking about something we could do to celebrate our first holiday season at the Shuttlebirds Blog. To me, nothing says Christmas like a GIVEAWAY!!!!
You heard right, it is Giveaway time here in Shuttlebirds land. As I look around the workroom, I see all sorts of goodies I can put together to make any tatters holidays shine brighter. I have tatting bags, shuttles, scissor cases, glass handled crochet hooks, thread, beads, lion, tigers, and bears oh my! I love to see my creations find warm loving homes to live out their useful lives.
Now of course, all good giveaways have an entry fee. There is just no way around it. So what should it be? What should it be?
and then it hits me, what I want most of all is to see your tatting. I want to go to my mailbox and see your cards, your small motifs, your art. That is my Christmas wish. To play with your pretties.
So now, if your still following along, we have the giving part taken care of and the receiving part taken care of, now how about the goodwill towards our fellow man?
If this succeeds, come January 1, 2014 I will have a nice collection of tatting to share with the guild. Once we have admire each piece, it will be loving put away until our Annual workshop. Come April, they will be put on display for all the attendees to admire with the tatters name and location. Then each piece will be auctioned off or raffled off, with all proceeds going into the Shuttlebirds Workshop Scholarship Fund that has been started to help offset workshop fees for tatters who want to attend but don’t have the means.

Let me set out the facts.
On behalf of the Shuttlebirds Tatting Blog, I am going to put together a prize basket to be sent to ONE lucky person who enters our first ever Shuttlebirds Blog Workshop Scholarship Fund Christmas Contest Bonanza!
One entry will be given for each holiday card or tatted item received on or before January 2, 2014.
Each Item received will be photographed and displayed on the Shuttlebirds Blog as received.
Winner will be chosen January 4, 2014 at the Shuttlebirds Monthly Guild meeting and name will be posted on the Shuttlebirds Blog no later than midnight PST, January 5, 2014.
All items received become the sole property of the Shuttlebirds Tatting Guild and will be used as a fundraiser at their annual workshop with all proceeds to be put into the workshop Scholarship fund.

All entries should be sent to:
C/O Davina Achen
23126 E Wellesley
Otis Orchards WA

Lets have some fun together! Celebrate and do some good for the new scholarship fund.

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