Monday, February 22, 2010

I stayed home today for an ssortment of reasons but two naps ended up being part of it! I thought about the mail a few times but I have to walk 2/10ths of mile-long lane and it's drab and slushy and I just couldn't quite make myself go. I secretly hoped that my son would pick up the mail when he got home instead, even though I knew it wasn't likely since I'm the one who almost always grabs it as I come home. So I'd just about decided I'd wait until I headed to work tomorrow.

Then I happened to visit Icela's blog. She got the faeire pouch that she won in the OWOA blog event! I was a lucky winner five times ~ how can you forget about that? Well...I got involved in my tatting. That explains it, huh? At least for today!

So I trekked out to the mailbox and yay!, it was full. I actually received THREE parcels today but I will only post about one each day. I want each participant to shine on their own.

This is one of the first I learned about, a beautiful pendant from Trudi Sissons at Actually, the photo she took is much better than this one! Trudi is a mixed media artist in Canada. She is multi-talented, working with blog design as well as mixed media in various other forms. In fact, her blog designs have been featured in a few magazines which are listed in her sidebar.

This is the backside of her pendant which looks as good as the front side! I had a lot of fun looking through Trudi's blog and discovering we had more in common that I would have suspected. Well...from my point of view anyway. LOL!

Now that the OWOA is over, I am visiting the blogs a few at a time, not 100/day to get through them and I'm finding so many creative and inspiring folks around the world. I've already added a few links in my "inspiring blogs" category.

Be sure to visit some if you can. We can all benefit from each other!

And Trudi, Thank You again for your wonderful pendant! I love it!


  1. Hi Gina,
    Oh I love your pendant, it is really beautiful.
    I'll be back to see all your winnings. You are right, we can all be inspired by each other. It is one of the reasons I pulled out my crochet hooks and knitting needles. I have not used any of them in 30 years.

  2. Anonymous12:09 PM

    I would love to learn to tat. I think your blog is spectacular. Thanks for revisiting mine.


  3. Hi Gina,
    I used antique tatting on my Maria A dolls. You can see them on my etsy sold section or do a search on my blog for Maria Antonnitte.

    Thanks for visiting. I know it is fun to go back. I would like to do that too.

    My sweater had been felted by a hot water wash by the poor person who gave it away so the edges were strong. But the only one I left was the one at the neck and there was a stiching on the neckline to help that. You can just stich edges. As you see on the other links.

    Blessings friend,


  4. What a wonderful surprize in your mail box, worth the trip I'd say!
    Thanks for stopping back by my blog. I have so enjoyed seeing all the amazing art out there!

  5. What a great pendant! She does beautiful work. So glad your mailbox was full of bloggy love. Makes that trek to the mailbox worth it!


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