Tuesday, January 5, 2010

..................Hurray, Nollaig has made it!

As many of you know, Tatskool is the creator/Mom of the wonderful little leprechauns that arrive, unsuspectingly, in tatters homes.  I had seen her cuties, and had wanted one for myself, so, I tatted little Conor. (he can be seen in other posts here). I had been a little afraid of showing him, since I had tatted him as exactly as I could after hers, and some people don't like copy cats, even if it is a form of flattery. Well, she welcomed him into her little family of leprechauns with open arms. This made me, and Conor, very happy. So happy, Conor convinced me that I should create a little brother for him, and send him to be with Tatskool.
 So... along came Nollaig.

This means Noel, or Christmas, in Irish, which was fitting, as I was going to send him as a secret Christmas present to Tatskool. I sneakily wrote to Erin and Gina, knowing one of them would have her address, as she had been in exchanges on the Tattinggoddess site. They both sent me the address, thanks again ladies!, and I went to addressing the envelope.

Conor and Nollaig climbed the Christmas tree, and sang with the singing dogs ornament (it barks Jingle Bells). Then, they had a laugh about that with Rebel.  He likes his little leprechaun friends so much, he wanted a little family photo with them before Nollaig left.

Then, the boys played in the small tree I have on my kitchen table... but alas, the time came when Nollaig was to leave.

Conor tried to act brave, giving little brother Nollaig a big boy handshake..

but he finally broke down and had to give him a going away hug!

Then Nollaig was away to Ireland to meet his new Mom. I drove him to the post office and kissed him goodbye...
On my return home..what did I find in my mailbox? Hmmm a package from... Ireland! What! This was unbelievable!  I couldn't say anything about Nollaig, as he was to be a surprise, but I did blog about the mystery package I received, and, later revealled to be my very own leprechaun, Rory!
How uncanny is this?  I had mailed Nollaig to Tatskool on the very day I had received Rory from her!!
    But, still I couldn't blog about Nollaig... so I waited, and waited for him to arrive in Ireland. And waited...oh, my gosh, it was weeks! I was so afraid he had gotten lost! Every day I checked to see if there was any word from her that he had arrived. And, every day, no news!  Then finally, I got a letter from Tatskool telling me he had arrived at her post office on Dec 14... but she had just gotten him on Jan 4th! WHEW~! what a relief! She told me how much he liked him, which made me ever so glad!  She will post about him later, as she is entertaining family, and I am sure little Nollaig will have a great story to tell about his new home, but I just had to tell the story about little Nollaig's long journey from America to Ireland!


Gina said...

LOL! That was SOOOO funny! I knew you were sending him to her but not that one was coming to you and when you posted about getting one...it was all I could do NOT to tease Pamela and possibly spoil the surprise!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Awww, that is the sweetest thing! Nollaig is in for a great time with Fergeal and Tadghe!

Isdihara said...

Now THAT is a great story! Looking forward to more of Nollaig's adventures on the Emerald Isle.

Hey, that sounds like a great title for a story book, doesn't it?

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

That is a wonderful story! I can't remember... was Conor at the lace event last spring, or was that my imagination? I should have brought Killian along... think of this mischief they could have gotten into!

❦TattingChic said...

That is so freakin' adorable! So cute! What a darling story and your doggy is so sweet to pose with the two leps for that very cool photo! That going away hug is precious!

What a lovely thing to make for Pamela! She definitely deserves it! What a precious gift!

~TattingChic ♥

battatter said...

Gina, isn't that a very cool coincidence!!! glad you didn't tell her, she was really surprised!

battatter said...

Isdihara, funny, I was thinking it would be neat if Pamela made a childrens book with the leps adventures, too!

battatter said...

Diane, yep he was there! We will have to get them together next time. I think the next one is in 2011 though!

battatter said...

Steph,just think of the (mis-)adventures they can all get into!!

battatter said...

TattingChic..thanks! Rebel is sooo patient with me! And, yes, Pamela deserves much more, but this is my contribution!!

Anonymous said...

Ah, I want to cry. Such a nice blog you did. Have a great day!

Tatskool said...

That was a wonderful post, brilliant photos...almost made me wish I had one....oops! almost forgot I do have. I am way behind in my blog reading so I didn't see this until someone pointed it out. Thanks a million.

Art by JoyMac said...

The story was delightful and the Leprachauns are wonderful.....how great it would be to own one.
Happy Tatting
Joy in OZ

My 3 D Tatting