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Ice Drop Practice

5th February 2019 | 0 Comments

One of the most popular new patterns taking the tatting world by storm is Diane Cademartori’s “Ice Drop” pattern. The pattern’s popularity took its creator by surprise according to what she said when I spoke with her in 2016. A striking way to surround a simple glass drop bead with tatted rings and chains, decorated […]


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 […]


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