Friday, February 17, 2012

I love to laugh!

We had been asked to post today something about Gina and share pictures of her or something you made from one of her patterns. I had already posted earlier something with a  picture which  reminded me Gina had an infectious smile that was warm and sincere. I know she laughed and I know she was kind. So my tribute to her is the words of a song that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir always uses to close out their broadcast.

 God Be With You Till We Meet Again
"God be with you till we meet again, by His counsels guide uphold you;
With his sheep securely fold you, God be with till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus' feet,
Till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again."

These are a pair of earrings using Marilee Rockley 's pattern 'Vision' found in her book "Boutique Tatting" made with hdt "Roses" size 20 also Marilee's. I think they remind me that Gina always looked at the positive side even when it was hard to do.  She loved life and loved to learn and shared her knowledge with anyone who asked.  So with that I say lets be happy and smile for all the good Gina did here on earth and that our lives are better for having known her! I look forward to one day renewing our friendship on the other side .

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Tatting Angel

Gina and Marilee.
It is with a sad heart that I say the Heavens have another angel tatting and watching over us. I received an email from Jane Eborall on the untimely death of Gina Brummett aka Tatting Goddess.
I only met her once last June at Lace Days in Downers Grove. She was gracious, encouraging, and a great lady. I enjoyed our email chats and all her comments on my blog. My prayers are with her family at this time. Gina, I will miss you and your beautiful smile.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My New Years With Jane Eborall's TIAS.

For several January's Jane Eborall has run a fun tatting game called "Tat It And See" TIAS. Blog here . And many, many people from all over the globe play. I have played for three years and was completely stumped by this years. It wasn't until day 8 that I knew.  As we don't know what it will be some color choices are very interesting, mine included.
The process is always the same, bug Jane when are you going to start, choose thread and beads(this process can take a week for me I change my mind several time) choose which shuttles to use (wood color and type that is) and wait for directions on how many shuttles, how many beads, if any, and when first day comes! Below are my pictures as it came to life!

In the beginning it looks like it could be anything.
Then we know it is square, but what is it??!!
The plot thickens.
At this point I know.I call him Billy Goat Gruff.
And here is my Mark the Billy Goat Gruff!
Jane thank you so much for the game. It was great to read others guesses and see their work.
Next time I have to tell you the update on the tale of the shuttles! *Sigh* You might loose faith in the postal system somewhat, though. Until next time( and not so long).