Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New lace for the tree!

Cathy B
blogging at:
With Needle and Thread

had a photo of her Mom
selling tatting goodies

so, I gave a few of her lovely pieces a new home!

Oh, the tatting is PERFECT -- beautiful motifs : )

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


One World One Heart

(the day winners are announced) 2011

Per our host, Lisa:
One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.

I have participated
in 2009 and 2010.

I have given away books
and have a nice one
to giveaway in January.

(Maybe Two)

Stay Tuned .... if you are interested in participating,
check out Lisa's post -
Link in Side bar of this blog.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Thx so much Melissa,
the Snowman Jingle Zipper Pull
arrived in today's mail.

It is so CUTE ...

Swing by Melissa's blog,
Honey Girl Studio
and see all the wonderful things
she is creating.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Up Towne Shoppes

Sharing some 'finds' from
Up Towne Shoppes
623 State Street
LaPorte, IN 46350

Of the numerous trips into
and out of LaPorte, I
always wanted to shop
at this store - which is
CLOSED on Tuesdays.

It was getting to be a joke,
I'd be in LaPorte - store
would be closed,
must be Tuesday!

Inbetween a few snow flurries,
I was on my way to
Pioneer Land Christmas Open House,
and made a planned stop at the 
Up Towne Shoppes.

I enjoyed all the booths. And, I have to go back!
I found a RED plastic gauge (Made in England) for tatting picots.
Also, a blue bobbin (there was a big basket of blue and brown bobbins)
And, a small magazine with tatted butterfly pattern,
The Workbasket (Aug 1990)

I found a big basket of
The Workbasket
magazines, in bundles.

Maybe next time, I'll sort thru
them for more patterns.

The Pioneer Land Christmas Open House
was nice --- very very cold, but nice!

Saturday, December 04, 2010

New Books

The Private Lives of the Impressionists
by Sue Roe

I'm such a softie
for certain books.

Cannot leave them
on the shelf!

Started reading this one in the store,
couldn't put it down.

I'm doomed.

The Flowering of American Folk Art
by Jean Lipman

Used book in ok condition,
but the photos are

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Special Exhibit: "Ivory"

The Lizzadro Museum
in Elmhurst, IL

has an Ivory exhibit
thru January 9th
a scrimshaw
activity scheduled
December 11th

See website or phone (630) 833-1616 for details.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
220 Cottage Hill Avenue in Wilder Park
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Phone: 630.833.1616
eMail: info@lizzadromuseum.org