Monday, May 31, 2010


Whoo Hoo! The Random Number Generator offered up three numbers in this order: 75, 27, 14

#75 is Tattin' Kat. Since there was no email available, Tattin' Kat has 3 days to send me her mailing address. If none is received, I'll get another number. This is why it is very important to have some means of contact when you leave a contact. I also left a comment on her blog so I really hope this new tatter gets her prize!.

#27 is Jane Eborall. I was tickled to see this as Jane has entered every one of my giveaways and always says, "I never win anything!". And she didn't....but this time, she didn't make that comment, and look what happened! I guess there is something to be said about not jinxing yourself. Not much else to say about Jane. You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about the 100+ patterns on her pattern page and her connection to her sister Sally, whose husband has been busy turning out new shuttles to satisfy the typical tatter's craving!

#14 is Singtatter, who is a very generous and creative tatter herself. You may remember all the paperclip designs she gifted to the online tatting class. Her blog is full of her other creative projects so take a look if you haven't been there before.

Congratulations to everyone!

I want to thank everyone who takes the time to read my blog. I hope it's helpful in some way. I will admit my blog is first and foremost for ME. It's a way to record what I do with tatting, which includes mistakes and what I learned from them. If I only put what was perfect on here, what would be the point besides eyecandy? I was isolated from most tatters when I began. To be honest, there still aren't all that many tatters who live locally and most of the new ones were taught by me, Kaye Judt, or Carolyn Regnier. I still have to go to Tat Days or Lace Days to meet up with other tatters in person for the most part. Carol Amich lives close but even so, we probably only see each other once a year. So that means list groups and blogs are the most common means of communication and I love it because it allows me to talk with tatters from ALL OVER THE WORLD!

It was this blog that led Jane Smith's daughter to find someone who tatted to give her mother's tatting supplies to. The internet has brought us together in wonderful ways and sometimes in common sadness. This is Memorial Day in the States, a day we set aside to honor those who have gone before us. This is everyone, not only those who served in the military, although we publicly honor those wonderful people too. I learned yesterday that Wilma Walker, a Cincinnati, Ohio tatter, passed away, so it seems only fitting that I include a tribute to her memory in this post. Ruth Perry often visited with Wilma and gave her a ride to events. Ruth has passed on this request from the family:

The family requests that no cards or flowers be sent, but that each one who wishes to do something in her memory: "Plant a tree, help someone in some way, or donate to your favorite charity."


  1. I can't believe that I won!! Looking forward to the goodies. Thanks again for sharing. I am hoping to learn to shuttle tat this summer, so the shuttle will be perfect.

  2. Congratulations to the three lucky winners! And thank you again, Gina, for offering up this grand giveaway. It was great fun!

  3. How funny that I should finally win one of your giveaways!!! Thanks SO much for doing it. I have GREAT respect and adore your random number generator!!!!! Give it my heartfelt thanks and a BBH!!!!

  4. Thanks, Gina! I feel so lucky! You brought the good news just as I'm unwrapping another giveaway I won - a very nice lavander-scent eye pillow. Feel great after a long tiring day.

  5. Congratulations to the winners! )

  6. Many congratulations to the winners - thanks for the mention Gina!

  7. Congratulations, Winners!!! (*Sticks out tongue in a jealousy*) ;-) Nah.. Congrats!

    -Stephanie Grace


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