Archive for the ‘ 2011 ’ Category

Tools of the Trade

3rd June 2011 | 0 Comments

Every task, every craft, almost every endeavor you can think of is accompanied by a set of tools that make the completion of the job at hand easier.  The first task is to find out what those tools are; after that it is learning how to use those tools.  Sometimes the using of the tools […]

Easter Project Completed

23rd May 2011 | 0 Comments

Easter is now some weeks gone by and Mother’s Day has come and gone as well.  But Fran sent some beautiful photos of her finished Eggs all decked out to be decorations for her home. These are great examples of small projects that can add so much to our daily lives.  The butterflies and bunnies […]

Getting Ready for Easter

11th April 2011 | 0 Comments

Since we began as a group, several members have chosen projects to work on.  Fran found a dozen pre-colored, light-weight wooden eggs and began the process of decorating them using tatting.  Fran is a needle tatter and her inspiration came at first from Together we worked out the technique for tatting split rings using […]


30th March 2011 | 0 Comments

Spring has made it into the mountains of Western NC.   While today has been cold and blustery, the colors that are appearing everywhere remind us that warmer weather is on the way.  The grass has started turning green and the interplay of colors is most interesting.  There are the purple, white and  yellow of […]

Phone Call and a Surprise!

4th January 2011 | 0 Comments

Starting about 4 weeks ago, I began having our local paper, The Black Mountain News, place ads in the community section about the Thread Bears Tatting group that will begin meeting January 14, 2011.  Today I received a phone call from a lady I have known for some time as Isdihara.  She found our posting […]