Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

The winner of this giveaway is:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...
Ooh! That looks like an interesting book!
I hope you attract lots of new readers to your blog!


The Lace Makers of Glenmara
by Heather Barbieri

I am giving away this
paper back novel
(non smoking household)

for the One World One Heart event.

Please leave a comment on THIS post
(with your e-mail address)
and your name will be included in the

Winner will be contacted (via e-mail) on
February 17th. If I don't hear back
in 72 hours, I will select another name.

Over the next few days,
our Event Creator and Host,

Lisa Swifka

will approve blog sites
to participate in OWOH.

She will update the list frequently.
Participant List LINK HERE

or click on link in sidebar

Per Our Hostess:
"The FIFTH and final One World One Heart
will begin on SUNDAY NIGHT January 30TH
and run until February 17, 2011
(when winners are posted / announced).

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 blog as "lelia"
and enjoy tatting, reading,
punch needle, locker hooking,
needlework, and other creative
arts using textiles.

Am inspired by visiting galleries,
exhibits, art museums.

My favourite thing to do is visit
local county fairs & the state fair!

Looking forward to your
comments + links to your blogs!

Always, Lelia

Monday, January 24, 2011

Chesterton Art Center Exhibits

Chesterton Art Center
115 S. 4th St.
Chesterton, IN 46304
M-F 11-4
S-S 1-4

Deborah Landry
Wrapped in Empowerment

January 10 - February 21

Per the newspaper photo + article, Deborah Landry is a mixed media artist and has her product
line of capes, purses + scarves featured at the Art Center

wool .... wool .... and more wool

The bunny pictured above
was a gift from GF Sue (w/o blog)

Oh, she knows me so well.

Cute bunny things delight me - perhaps Spring bunnies make me smile
thinking about the end of WINTER weather .... ice + snow are dreary.

In addition to the cute bunny angel,
she gave me a candle mat kit
Bunny Hop Candle Mat

I have a 'collection' of wool patterns and kits started.

Our EGA Chapter is having a candle mat class this spring. GF Beth (w/o blog) will be teaching us.

(I cannot wait for the class)

Beth gave me these lovelies:

Knowing I was going to learn wool techniques, I found some fun stuff (on sale):
Bunnies Mat
pattern + kit with wool felt

Coral Blossoms Needlework Set

Hearts + Flowers mat

Goodness. I hope I enjoy making these up!
I certainly have a nice collection of patterns + wools to use.
Just waiting for the class to begin.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I have friends who enjoy beading.
And they have so much talent!!!

They take classes - teach classes.

Recently, I was gifted with this
stunning blue + yellow crystal braclet
from GF Debbie (w/o blog).

It is stunning!!!

GF Pat gave me
these awesome hand dyed
silk ribbons
and a new silkie.

Don't you just love the
expression on the face???

Visit Pat on her blog
Pat Winter's Gatherings
for lovely textile gifts.

Her silk ribbon embroidery
and crazy quilting are
delightful eye candy!!!

thx so much!

I enjoy her silks as they
are a perfect weight and the colors
are spectacular.

She also sells her textiles in
art fire and

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Little O'Tat

A Little O'This
A Little 'Tat;
Projects for my Tatting Guild

by Kaye B. Judt

Last Fall, I had a tatting class
with Kaye B. Judt at the
Tatting Corner.

She was a terrific teacher + I learned a lot!
(esp the split ring)

I was delighted when GF Karol
blogging at
Rosebud's Stitching
gifted me with her new book
a hanky to edge
+ LizBeth Fibers!!!

The book has
terrific pictures and

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A New Twist on Tatting

A New Twist on Tatting
by Catherine Austin

GF Marjorie,
blogging at
Moonsilk Stitches

gave me this
lovely book
at our last
EGA Chapter

She said it was in her
personal library.

It is full of

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tatted Heart

Isn't this a beautiful tatted heart?
I was so happy to receive this in the mail!

It was made by CathyB's Mom.
(photo in this post
from CathyB's blog
With Needle + Thread.)

I have to figure out this button thing. I just love this tatting with buttons!!!

If you enjoy tatted angels,
don't miss CathyB's blog post,
A Delightful Gift!