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Time Once again to “Deck the Trees”

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

The Deck the Trees event at the Monte Vista Hotel has become a new tradition in Black Mountain that has helped benefit the Swannanoa Valley for 7 years now.  We have participated in all the previous “Deck the Trees” and this year was to be no exception.  As a group, we had originally planned to […]


Creativity. . .

9th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Being creative is hard work!  This year I have entered into retirement from my primary employment and moved to being somewhat self-employed.  I tat to help keep myself sane.  It gives me a break from having to solve all the problems of my other creative self. . .   or does it?  In March of 2017, […]


Happy New Year from Deck The Trees

7th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2017 Deck the Trees event at the Monte Vista was a true success! This image documents the amount raised by donations, “votes” and matching funds for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries’ food and fuel assistance program for needy valley residents during what appears to be a very cold winter.  Thanks to everyone who came […]


Monte Vista Tatted Tree 2017

21st December 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time for the Monte Vista Hotel’s annual Deck the Trees event to benefit the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries’ winter supplement programs.  Thanks to all the contributions from Thread Bears Sherry, Anne, Shonn,  Jill, Jo, Tammy, Leigh and Fran, this years tree is 6 feet tall.  This year, our tree is in the Dining Room […]


Appalachian Folk Festival At the Historic Vance Birthplace

7th November 2017 | 0 Comments

It isn’t often that we as a group of tatters and lacemakers are invited to demonstrate our skills. So I was pleased to receive an invitation from Kimberly Floyd of the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace outside of Weaverville, NC late last spring. She had heard about The Thread Bears and invited us to attend their […]


Following up on Tat Days 2017

29th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The most wonderful thing about Tat Days is the networking!  For the past 7 years, I have had the privilege of meeting tatters from all over the United States, Canada and the UK.  Many of whom are marvelous persons,  experienced at the art and craft of tatting and who have influenced so many of us as […]


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