Saturday, February 25, 2012


Isn't this awesome???

Cathy B, blogging at:

made this pincushion

The base is 

She has made several
and each is quite lovely!

This is one of 
tatting shuttles.

I like the texture!
And the colors.
What a beautiful shuttle.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Indiana Lace Day

Saturday, March 24th - Circle City Lace Day
7872 North Troy Road Greenfield, IN 46140
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (shop will be open)
If you have ever wondered about lace and how it is made, this is the open house for you. There will be lace and tatting demonstrations. If you Tat or are a Bobbin Lacer we will have a bobbin lace race and a tatting race. Lunch will be catered. This event is free.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Remembering Gina with Tatting

I'd like to share my photographs of
a few of Gina's projects:

Autumn Corsage

Original Design
Romanian Point Lace

These were on display at the


has additional pictures Link HERE.

(what a charming vintage purse)

Did you notice her pattern files,
on her blog, aren't able to open today?  Exceeded the bandwidth.
Here is a link to some of

Also, links Georgia shared in an earlier e-mail:

Link to poem (selected by Gina's family) and photographs:

Gina was a blessing.   She touched us all.

Tatting Goddess

I knew her first as 
an accomplished tatter, generous with sharing,
and encouraging a struggling beginner (me) 
with tatting patterns + techniques.

As years passed, our on-line friendship continued.  
What a treasure. Miss you so.  

Journal + Courier 

Thursday, February 09, 2012


I finished the fusing + started to embellish
with buttons, tatting, and charms.

IMO, The class went ok + I think the NANI
members who signed up for the class enjoyed fusing
and creating a needlebook with items in their kits.

The fusing was completed during the class time + 
the ladies will finish the needlebooks with perle cotton, buttons,
beads, charms, whatever they have in their stash!

I hear snow back in forecast staring Friday afternoon and
continue with lake effect snow into Saturday a.m.
What a bummer.

Monday, February 06, 2012

F Word ....

Fusing ...

(What were you thinking????)

These are starts of needlebook projects.

Friends and I are going to enjoy sharing
a creative evening with NANI members.

I wanted to get out some stash and make a few models (so I'd do ok trying to explain to somebody else!!! --- why is it easier to just sit down and "do it" vs. instructing other people?)

I find by taking pictures --- I can easily spot things needing to be 'changed' or embellished before I call it quits on fusing.

I like using Misty Fuse.    I have a needlebook cover sewn (by machine) and like to use a layer of Misty Fuse, then layer with texture .... followed by paper, stamps, tatting practice pieces, and fiber orts.    So far, these have a couple layers of Misty Fuse.  

Next, I pause and take a photo.....  (take a pause before I continue)

Before I trim the edges I look at the overall flow of the images + see if it all relates to my theme.

---These pictures are just a start .... I have more embellishing to do:

I look at my pile of scattered images (from greeting cards or craft freebie images, etc.) to see what I might want to add.   (or peel off!).    I like to have a theme.

Once I'm ok with the overall flow, I take misty fuse + top with tulle.  Fusing done --- needle threaded for more embellishing.    Embellishing is so much fun - use  beads, charms, floss, perle cotton next.    Last, sew in the pages, button, and some kind of easy tie closure.

Maybe have some finished needlebooks in the next day or two.