Monday, January 31, 2011

The OWOH event is now closed. Winners are announced below as well as on my blog post for February 18, 2011.

Welcome to the 5th and final One World One Heart Global Tour! Click here to learn more.

"One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy."

Last year was my first year to participate and this year will be my last since it is the final event. I love finding new creative blogs and the people who write them. I love mostly needlearts but have tried all kinds of creativity. Painting is about even with my passion for tatting lace. I also do a little bobbin lace, some needle lace, and Romanian Point Lace. Before I was lured into the tatting web, I loved to crochet with thread, largely because of its lacy effect. I also knitted and quilted but most of those have taken a back seat to tatting.

Tatting is NOT a dying art, btw! There are nearly 200 links in my right hand bloglist, all tatters. The links on my left hand bloglist are other creative people, some that I met in former OWOH events, some that I found through other people's blogs, and some I came across in google searches for a specific craft. Tatters number way more than the list at the right but those are the ones with blogs and no doubt, I'm missing a few. If you've been interested in learning tatting, check out some of the resources, also in the right hand side bar, particularly the link to Georgia Seitz. Georgia has hosted the FREE online tatting class for 11 years now. There are ongoing beginner's classes for both shuttle and needle tatting. There are years worth of classes, instructions, class logs, and patterns. It's heaven for the new tatter, but I warn you, it's ADDICTIVE!

I belong to a local lace guild, Lafayette Lacers, which is chartered by I.O.L.I. (International Old Lacers Inc.) Our overall goal is to pass forward the craft of lacing, teaching and demonstrating in the process. I've taught locally and in other states, even in Canada. I've also traveled and met other tatters around the nation and in Ireland and Australia. I'm currently working on the Masters phase of a tatting proficiency course and hope to finish soon. I think if you'll explore my blog as well as the links in my sidebar, you'll see that tatting ain't like yer grandma's doilies anymore!

I'm offering three prizes this year. You must be a blogger to participate. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of THIS post. I MUST be able to contact you from your comment. Either leave your email within the comment or make sure your email is available from your blogger profile. If I cannot find a valid means of contact when I'm approving the comment, I will delete it. The event ends on February 17th and I will announce prize winners on the 18th and email the winners that same day for mailing addresses.

I'll be using the online random number generator. You can state a preference for your prize if you wish, but truly, only the 1st number picked will get their choice. After that, if it happens that the prize is still available for the 2nd number generated, I'll honor it but beyond that, you'll have to trust me to choose.

Most of my prizes are tatted. If you're wondering what to do with them, they're great embellishments for clothing or scrapbooking or crazy quilting. If you're into any kind of altered art or mixed media, they'll work there too. Nice also for card inserts or cardmaking. I've scanned them with a US dime, our smallest coin, so you can get an idea of the scale of the pieces.

This is a collection of hearts and butterflies. You never know, I might throw in a few more teensy tats before it's over.
The winner of the tatted hearts and butterflies is Gayle-Page Robak of Canada. Gayle works with mixed media and digital art. You can view her blog here!

If you're into fantasy, you might enjoy this dragon and the seahorses. Two of the seahorses were hand dyed by me. Some day I'd like to make a collage of Tatted Fantasy Creatures and dye them according to a specific color theme.
The next winner is Rebecca of Rebecca's Rainbow Kisses. Rebecca is from Massachusetts and is the mother of 4, including a set of triplets. I have a cousin with triplets and know how much work that is! Rebecca also makes wonderful clay art dolls and beautiful jewelry, among other things.

This prize is a pair of luscious tropical lemon-lime earrings and a bobbin lace bookworm bookmark.
The final winner is Calej from the Philippines. Calej expresses her art through many different avenuse. You can see them at Calej d'Art.

Most small tatted items, like the butterflies, can be completed in 1-3 hours. Anything over a inch or two will take longer. The tatted edging I made for my daughter-in-law's wedding hanky took me over 20 hours to complete. A doily that I made for my guild's event took 12-15 hours. Most bookmarks average 3-4 hours. If they are intricate or with a fine thread, they can take three times as long as that. I tatted a simple edging for a 6 inch pillow last week and it took me two evenings. Part of that time was sewing it on and I didn't tat the entire evening either time but I'm sure it took at least 3 hours for the tatting part. I also spent time test tatting three threads to see which color/size would work best so there was some time lost there too. You can only imagine how long a table runner or collar would take. That's why you rarely see a tatted tablecloth!

S0...good luck to everyone. If you have questions, feel free to email me.


  1. My goodness, you've been busy! Your tatting is gorgeous, and so is your bobbin lace! This is a fabulous post, and I hope you're able to entice others to join the wonderful world of tatting.

  2. These pieces are absolutely wonderful!

  3. OMG, I love these, the seahorses are the best.

  4. Lovely tatting,Gina, as always. Have a wonderful OWOH!

  5. I do love the lemon earrings and the bobbin lace bookmark. That would be my first choice...then the dragons. What a lovely selection; lucky the first number drawn...I’m greedy ~ hope it is ME. LOL I was looking for a water color in the groupings. (hint, hint)...Go quite nicely with the bobbin lace and earrings. tee hee

    xxxxx hugs, bj

  6. beautiful those different, so lacy and lovely....

    blessings to your friend.

  7. OMGoodness!
    I am so thrilled to find you,
    your tatting is amazing beautiful
    and I am in LoVe with your sweet little sea horses !
    Do you ever work with 100 percent cotton ?
    I have been experimenting with cotton crochet and clay quite successfully, you can take a peek here
    I'm adding your blog to favorites as I want to stay in touch !
    I so admire your talent and creativity !
    Thank you for sharing,

  8. Thanks for the drawing. Your tatting is lovely. Please feel free to enter mine, as well. avennett AT verizon DOT net

  9. hi!!!i'm eleni from greece! please enter me in your wonderful givaway! thanks for sharing!!!!!
    visit my magical owoh post too:

  10. Oh wow! Your dragon is totally fabulous! LOVE IT! Great blog you've got here. So glad to meet you and I hope you are having fun at the OWOH, I know I am! Hugs!


  11. The dragons are amazing! Happy OWOH!

  12. Oh my gosh, that first set of items would be so sweet on my cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Stopping in from Michigan. This is my 2nd year and I am thoroughly enjoying myself visiting everyone’s blogs and seeing all the wonderful creations. Thank you so much for sharing this item with us.

    Heidi #259

  13. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is so sweet.It looks so difficult to make.
    Iam absolutly in love with the dragon. (hi hi)
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  14. You have quite a skill for this art! Count me in!

  15. What a lovely work!!

  16. I used to tat! Would love to have your pieces! Just contact me on my blog if I'm a winner! Thanks


  17. ¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨
    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  18. Hi Gina, your work is always so beautiful, I would be honored to win any of your giveaways.

  19. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  20. Tatting is fantastic! Thanks for all you do. Please enter my OWOH at

  21. Hailing you from sunny Arizona. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and learning about you and your art. I hope you’ll visit my blog and signup to win my prizes. Laura

  22. What fabulous pieces of tatting! You must have so much patience! Love your blog.

    Jeanie Callaghan
    I am #249 on the OWOH list

  23. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  24. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  25. Those tatted hearts are fabulous!

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  26. My mind wonders for what it can do with small pieces of tatting...I learned when I was young and stopped...dont know that I could pick it up your hearts...clicked around and did not realize the art of tatting was out had to be...everything is! come see me...Tootsie

  27. Hello,
    I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
    Love your prize, and I would looooove to win.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Lots of greetings from Belgium.

  28. Goodness I must show my Mom your designs! She's the one who made the tatting giveaways I have on my two sites and So glad to meet your acquaintance. Please do include me into your draw. Both my Mom and I are based in Malaysia and you can reach me on contact me on chen_e04 at hotmail dot com

  29. What a great giveaway!
    Please include me in the drawing.
    Thank you.

  30. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. Love your tatting. Everything is great and the little seahorses are so darn cute. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  31. Tatting has always intrigued me. Lovely creations!
    Stop by and enter my OWOH! I'm #50!

  32. So many creative blogs! WoW! Count me in your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

  33. Wow i've never heard of tatting before but oh my there stunning!

  34. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  35. that dragon is amazing!! And the earrings a such a great idea - really different. Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH x

  36. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  37. Love your tatting. I've tried needle tatting...and thought it would drive me nuts! Perhaps I gave up too soon. It was just me and a book...maybe a teacher would be a good thing. I'll be back to check out some of you links...thanks for those. I'm your newest follower...yeah!

  38. Dear Gina: Please include my name in your drawing. Your tatting is an inspiration! Love the hearts + butterfly --- all your pieces are treasures. I enjoy your blog photos, posts + all the information they contain.

    Always, Lelia
    Leliaevelyn at gmail dot com

  39. How lovely.

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  40. your tattling is lovely, love the dragon and bookmark
    please visit my blog to see my giveaway

  41. Wow, you are talented! I wish I knew more about the art of tatting, you've inspired me! I would consider myself lucky to win one of these goodies!

    So nice to meet you! If you haven't already, please stop by my giveaways at or

  42. Thank you for a lovely giveaway !
    Please include me in the drawing :)

  43. I love your banner. I collect tea pots too...actually too many of them and it's time to stop!

    Your tatting is beautiful and creative. I would love to win the lovely assortment you are giving for the door prize. If you have time, come over to visit me at my blog, number 92. I am a sculptor, basically.

  44. Your tatted hearts are just beautiful.

  45. Your tatting is spectacular and I do hope that I win!Please visit my Irish giveaway at:

  46. Hi!
    Nice to meet you via OWOH!
    Gorgeous and lovely prize,
    hope to win!

    Greetings from Finland;-))m
    number 451 OWOH
    leikkaan AT

  47. Hi Gina, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win any one of your gorgeous tatted creations:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  48. Oh Gina...lovely work. My Great Grandmother use to tat..I could sit and watch her for hours. I never did get to learn from her but it is something that I want to. Thank you very much the tatting bug has bitten me..LOL!!

    All of your gifts are lovely. Being from a coastal town I would love the seahorses. Hint Hint.


  49. Your tagging is beautiful; I've never learned to tat but I appreciate beautiful work. Please visit Thistle Cove Farm when you've time.

  50. Beautiful tatting.. I'd love the chance to win!
    I'm OWOH#502 on the list...

  51. Hi, I love your dragon. Funny how you made this mighty creature using such delicate technique.

  52. My Mother use to do tatting, I never learned.... I think I still have all her tools in one of her craft boxes....

    So very nice to meet you,
    Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
    Bonnie in Florida
    Blogs #566 and #567 USA

  53. I love tatting. I can do it a bit... hmmmm... something for me to pick up again.

  54. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - your tatting is beautiful (it reminds me of quilling)!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  55. They are all lovely! I love beautiful handmade things like this! Thank you! ♥ Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

  56. Thanks for the giveaway, all of them are lovely.
    You have so much patience to do all these!

  57. I am so impressed with folks who can do tatting! The bobbin lace bookmark is so lovely! You must great eyes to do that tiny work! Visit me at #123 in the OWOH event.

  58. These are just amazing! Please include me in your giveaway! I hope you have a chance to stop by my blog & enter my giveaway, too! #331

  59. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  60. I am so happy to hear that tatting is not a dying art. My sister's mother-in-law was a wonderful tatter. As someone who sews and particularly enjoys heirloom sewing I love the look of tatting. Thanks for sharing.

  61. I was doing really good at resisting yet another craft..then I see the dragon and sea horse. Resistance is futile LOL. Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


  62. Hi Gina! Love your sense of humour & learnt a WHOLE new interesting side to tatting (NO DOLIES HERE) LOL!! I don't think I've met you yet... So... pleased to meet you (I'm Shelle by the way)! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, if you have time I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too :)
    Oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH I'm new & am happy to make new friends in the bloggersphere :) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart TALENT EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  63. very cool!
    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  64. why that's just tatteriffic! haha sorry, I couldn't resist.

    hello from southern Indiana! (whose yer daddy?) haha

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Please include me in your door prize giveaway, if I win, I'm picking the sea horses, sooooo cute!


  65. Your tatting is beautiful!
    I am torn between the gorgeous earrings and the lovely fantasy collection.
    I would love to learn to tat one day, but I am not sure my clumsy fingers could do it.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  66. Gorgeous gifts, what an amazing skill. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

  67. Hello, thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the kind words. Your tatting is beautiful...I don't know how you guys do it, but it's really cool. I love the seahorses and dragon.

    Bright blessings,

  68. Hello from Ohio! Nice meeting you and getting to know your blog! The giveaway is great!I love your tatted designs!
    gabriela #439

  69. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  70. Oh what a great blog and an awesome giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing.

    I am also joining in the fun. Be sure to stop by and say hi. I am number 650.


  71. Gina, the tatting is beautiful. I had no idea you could make all these things. I have a shuttle and as of yet haven't learned how to do it!
    cathyguitarteacer-77 at

  72. Hi Gina! It's nice to meet you. I am so fascinated by tatting - it is such an amazing art. You're very gifted. I am so in love with the dragon and seahorses. Just amazing! Hope you'll come pay me a visit:

  73. Beautiful and intriguing work. I probably won't win but I enjoyed looking around your blog anyway. You are quite talented.

  74. oh my your tatting is superb. I have always admired lace makers and tatters! Such a lovely art. And look at the wonderful dragon and sea horses! wow.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my art blog!

  75. Hi Gina & thank you for stopping by!
    Lovely giveaway! Pls count me in !
    In Italian language the name of this tecnique is
    "chiaccherino" ;)
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Hugs from Italy,
    Mila :)

    #58 on Magic Carpet

  76. Oh, I love tatting. I'm only a beginner so these are stuff I would not be able to make.

  77. I see a lot of tatting on the web, and you look quite talented at it!
    Caryl OWOH #270

  78. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    Wow, I just so admire tatters and your work is GORGEOUS! Thanks for a chance to win some of these beautiful pieces!

    If you haven't already, you're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

  79. WOW!! such a gorgeous work!! I will investigate about this "tatting". Looks very interesting!

    Come to visit me too! I'm #516

  80. Oh my - these are all beautiful and the first thing that came to mind is that I'd LOVE to combine one of these with beads! I'd be thrilled to win any one of them.

    Thanks so much for the chance,
    Grace #399 - come see me if you haven't already!

  81. I am totally impressed with your work. Love how well you tat and the offerings you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by.

  82. How pretty, so talented!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

  83. Your tatting is so beautiful and I was especially interesting in the bottom of your post- letting me know how long it takes to make something. It is all so intricate and the amount of work shows. I was also interested in the number of tatting links- I had no idea. I would love to be entered in your generous give-away. Thank you!

  84. What amazingly intricate work you do. I would love to win some of your tatts. I make fabric art and these would go so well with it. Well those earrings I would wear myself. Delightful artwork! Hpe I win. Sanna

  85. so very pretty all of them. very intricate looking work.
    so nice to meet you through this event. please stop by for a visit on my blog too if you'd like.

  86. Wow! Your door prize is wonderful!
    Awesome! I’d love to be a lucky winner!

    Oxana from Moldova
    fancyscrap at

  87. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! When I was growing up our neighbor was going to teach me how to tat, but sadly she passed away and I never learned. I have always admired the work and those dragons, well they are the bomb! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  88. Your tatting is gorgeous. I'm off to visit the rest of your blog.
    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

  89. though I've never learned or mastered the art of tatting, I have so admired it! These are great prizes!!!! Thanks for the chance to win

  90. Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

  91. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    All your tatting is lovely... especially the dainty hearts and butterflies. But that dragon is just plain awesome!

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  92. Beautiful, original, oh, my. I love ALL of your work, but the sea horses and the dragon just captivate me. I can't get them out of my mind!!

    Carolyn Kight from Michigan, USA


    Another email: (I like this one the best.)

  93. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  94. So so pretty, what wonderful work. Love your dragon, we just watched 'how to train your dragon' last night so he really 'jumped' out at me! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  95. Your creations are beautiful, so delicate and would make fantastic embellishments to any piece of art.
    I hope you'll stop by and see my giveaways too on my blog.

    Sherry from England, UK

  96. Greetings from Victoria, BC Canada

    My gramma used to tat and I always found it fascinating to watch. Think I'll have to take a second try at learning how to do it. The first time I did, I didn't really have anyone to show me but with all those links you have on your blog, I might just make it this time! I enjoyed poking around your blog. You do beautiful work.

    #289 on the list

  97. I am always in awe of this artform. So intricate. Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  98. Lovely items, thank you for posting in the OWOH giveaway, stop over to my blog and enter when you can:)

  99. your blog is beautiful .please visit mine #425
    my giveaway is a ooak polymer bunting baby

  100. how I wish I have the patience to learn tatting!!! these are gorgeous and they would look so lovely in my scrapbook pages!!!

  101. Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  102. Hello from wonderful wild Wyoming. I certainly enjoyed visiting your blog and learning a little about you. Love your giveaway...the tatting is just lovely. I am envious of people who have the talent to do this, because I can not master it. Please enter me.
    (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  103. Hi Gina so lovely to meet you and view your beautiful work. Yes I need more time here but later will have to be it too. Please enter me
    in yur gorgeous giveaway also.
    Thanks Suzy

  104. It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your little part of Blogland. I absolutely adore your giveaway and would love the opportunity to be a part of it. Happy OWOH. Please do drop in during your journey.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  105. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog (3AM Designs) and leaving such a nice comment about my necklace! Oh, I have had fun visiting your blog and looking at your tatting! I just love it! I plan to come back so I've added you to my blog roll.
    Have fun with OWOH!

  106. What a great giveaway. :)

  107. Hi Gina

    Nice to meet you too! .. and I love tatting! I would love to win one of your giveaways so please put my name in the hat for a chance.

    Thanks for stopping by my giveaway.


  108. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  109. Hi Gina, thanks for visiting me I enjoyed reading about you, your tatting is just beautiful I especially love the dragon and seahorses you are very talented. Please add me to your list.

  110. Tatting fascinates me. I've been collecting tools and supplies . . . maybe someday . . .

    Happy OWOH to you!

    If you get the chance, stop by and say hi--I'm OWOHing, too!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  111. thank you for inviting me into your Blog world and I hope you enjoy One World One Heart this year as much as I am
    If you get a chance come check out my blog< I am #25
    T'Rina in Boise Idaho
    trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

  112. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

  113. Your tatting is wonderful! I was determined to learn tatting but couldnt get the hang of the shuttle so I stuck with needle tatting. I'm looking forward to checking out the links on your site. Please include me in your drawing and if you get a chance...stop by and visit my blog (#561).

    theweavershand at sbcglobal dot net

  114. I had no idea takes so long but your pieces are so lovely. I have not seen anything like those creatures before. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me. I am No. 229 on the list.

  115. Wonderful craft!! You have talent and patience.
    Glad I found you! Please include me in
    your giveaway.
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri

  116. Hello from Thailand! Wow! amazing work!

    Count me in your give away!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

  117. Hi Gina, Greetings from Pennsylvania! Thanks so much for visiting my blog - it's great to meet you. Please enter me in your wonderful drawing. The dragon and seahorses are amazing!


  118. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

  119. Beautiful! Those seahorses would look GREAT in my bathroom on the walls (nautical theme) or in a mixed media art piece for it....But those earrings, WOW....gorgeous! Here's to crossing my fingers!

    Rayna - Minnesota
    northstarshetlands AT

  120. Your tatting is wonderful- I have tried it without much success but do admire others who can make such beautiful things.
    Thanks for participating in OWOH- There are some wonderful blogs in the festival aren't there!
    Have a fun time touring the blogs.
    You can find me here:

  121. Wow, such beautiful intricate work! Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your gorgeous creations!

  122. I can tat too, can you believe it? Please enter my name.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering to win my crazy girl bracelet.
    #341 on the OWOH list

  123. Hi, Gina! *Ü*
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog on your OWOH journey. I love your blog and really admire your tatting skills, which is something I've never gotten the hang of (yet!) ;-D

    OWOH #347

  124. Nope, not my grandma's tatting...though my mom did have a tatted cross that kinda reminded me of these. It was beautiful too!

    I especially love that dragon and those sea horses! How neat!

    ecarian at yahoo dot com
    OWOH #506, 508, 793

  125. Your tatted treasures are wonderful! Please enter my name into your draw -- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  126. cool!!! I love the sea horses!
    Please come by my blog (#462) to check out my giveaways! Thank you!

  127. I need to learn how to do this...but I can't even learn crochet correctly so I'm not holding out much hope. please count me in. you can reach me at

    take care

  128. Hello from Iowa,
    I love that you tat, it's such a beautiful art, but it seems that less and less people are doing it.
    Come visit me, I'm #417.

  129. my mom used to do some tatting and i tried it when i was young but i couldn't get the hang of it so i really appreciate these. thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway. i hope you can drop by my blog at (#544) and join my OWOH giveaway. and btw, how ever did you put numbers in your comments?

  130. amazing lacework! i especially adore that tatted dragon! i've never seen anything like it before. please enter me in the drawing and stop by my blog and enter mine!

    thank you for the opportunity to get to know your work better and for the chance to own a little piece of your world through OWOH!

    joe in montana

  131. tatting is on my list of things to try in my life time. Your pieces are divine

  132. Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA.
    Very nice to meet you.

    your tatting is awesome! I doubt if I could see well enough to do such small work! Please enter me in the OWOH drawing.

    I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. And...please, come by again later so we can chat. :)

  133. Your tatting is wonderful. I have trouble crocheting with yarn, I can't imagine being able to make something so delicate with thread!

  134. Your tatting is lovely. I have always wanted to learn. I would love to win one of your gifts!

  135. Wow... your tatting is wonderful! All of your giveaways are beautiful. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

  136. Hi Gina,

    Your tatted items are all wonderful and really spark the imagination! If I had to pick a very favorite one (which is indeed hard), I would say the earrings. That way I could introduce other people to the old art of tatting. :)

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  137. A warm hello from a snowy covered Massachusetts. Gina, I am so impressed with your tatting! Your work is truly an art. I can imagine any one of these beautiful pieces displayed in a place of honor in our home. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

  138. I love, love, love your tatting. Beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog. Keep my fingers crossed I win.

  139. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  140. Bowing to the tatting goddess - such fantastic giveaways. Please visit #875

  141. Greetings Gina from a fellow blogger/crafter in the UK and thank you for visiting my blog!

    Stunning work and what a wonderful give-away keeping my fingers crossed :)

    I enjoyed the opportunity to browse your webhome and thank you for participating in this amazing journey of happiness.

    Caroline OWOH #613

  142. Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! What a lovely giveaway! Count me in.
    I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. If you haven’t visited me yet, please visit my new blog anytime (#864)
    I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.

  143. Hi Gina, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted lemon lime earrings and book mark. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  144. What beautiful work, and such a fascinating art form ! I have enjoyed visiting as part of OWOH and look forward to coming back to spend some more time here soon.


  145. Your tatting is lovely! I've never done anything like that, and I can imagine it is a lot of work. I'm thinking of projects that your pieces would be fantastic on!

  146. Oooh, they would make wonderful embellishments on fabric collages, and those earrings, wow, they are gorgeous! Such a great colour for Spring as well. Thanks for the chance to win. Liz (831)

  147. I envy anyone who has the talent to tat, that dragon is outstanding, is is the rest of your blog :D
    I would love to win a door prize
    Happy OWOH
    Hugs Minxy #32
    my mail is on my blog should i be a lucky winner, fingers crossed

  148. Hi Gina,
    Greetings from Australia. Great to meet you and visit your blog. I would love to be the lucky winner of your gorgeous lace pieces, they are all beautiful. I'll be back to have another look around and please come by #9 and say hello.

  149. Wow would love to learn how to make those neat things!

    Hope you can join in my goodie giveaways as well! :)


    calejbitsvyk at gmail dot com
    calej d'art

  150. You MADE these? They are fantastic, those sea horses and dragon in particular - I've never seen anything like it. Your goal to make the fantasy pieces will be out of this world! Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    Please feel free to drop by my OWOH post too :)

    OWOH #365

  151. ... * smiles *.. I also do tat and realize the time and effort that goes into each and every piece.. amazing.. thanks for the opportunity..

  152. Very beautiful tatting! Love your designs. Very cool seahorse. :) My mother is also a tatter, so I know how much work goes into those pieces. Thanks so much for entering me for your drawing, and for stopping by my blog. Lisa #338

  153. Thanks for the great giveaway. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  154. I love the dragon! Great bookmark...always looking for new bookmarks! Do you have to stiffen the earrings? What do you use?

  155. Hi Gina,
    I am not sure how I missed this post, but I am glad I found it before the drawing:-) I know the odds of my winning another of your giveaways is near zero, but a girl can dream right ;-)

    Each one of your selections is wonderful, but my fave is the third. I love the bobbin lace bookmark (always been curious about trying bobbin lace but never got around to it) and those earrings are GORGEOUS!!! :-)

  156. Hello and greetings from Virginia. I absolutely love your tatting work, it is beautiful.

    I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

  157. I would love a chance to win one of your lovely prizes. Those designs are amazing! Nice to meet you through OWOH! :) Marcia-- visit my blog too:

    My email is marciadotcom @

  158. Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

  159. I'm so glad you liked my artwork! Your tatting is wonderful!! I love your creations and think they would look wonderful in some of my art so please count me in, esp for the hearts/butterflies, or those amazing seahorses!!


  160. I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

    I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

    Thanks so much!!

  161. Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit Leslie

  162. How divine the dragon and the seahorses are! I've never seen this caliber of tatting...simply amazing!
    I would love for you to visit my blog also at:
    With kind regards,
    Joan from the Northwest :)

  163. I'm late, I'm late, this blog hopping is great fun, but I am running out of time....
    Yes, please add me to your beautiful delicate treasures give away !

    and visit mine if you still have some time....

    #206 - OWOH

  164. I thought I was here before, so if this is a duplicate it is purely a mistake. My great grandmother used to Tat with a shuttle and taught my mom, who still has her shuttle, but does not remember how to Tat, i am going to see if I can get the shuttle from her, and perhaps learn how to do it. hubby says tatting used to be used for making fishing nets. I was astounded that he knew that LOL!! Please include me in your draw, and please come visit #209
    Thanks, Susan
    (Pieces of Fate)


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