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Everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions. . .

13th January 2019 | 0 Comments

I’m not really sure where I saw this on FaceBook, but I wasn’t able to find it again, so I had to recreate it from my recollections of what the post had said: Like so many truths, it’s funny mostly because it is true and sometimes the truth can make us defensive about our shortcomings, […]


Secret Santa

1st January 2019 | 0 Comments

For the first time in many years, I elected to participate in the Secret Santa Exchange sponsored by Lisa Adams’ Tatting Corner in Chesterfield, Indiana and frequent vendor for Tat Days in Toccoa, GA. Nancy Dionne from Idaho turned out to be my Santa Pal and what a pal she is!! The first think I […]


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 […]


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