Tuesday, August 18, 2015


08/18/2015 - 12/13/2015
Featuring original scholarship and a full color publication,
Curator Terry Kita presents the incredible story of 
the Friendship Dolls from Japan of the early 1920s. 
Five of these beautiful dolls will be on view,
 including the 
museum's own doll, Miss Chosen. 

This exhibition is supported by 
JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image: Hôryȗsai, Miss Chosen, 1927, 

Gofun, cloth, wood, silk, human hair, 
33 1/2 inches tall,

 Gift of Denny and Frances Gulick, Brauer Museum of Art, 2013

Link HERE:    http://www.valpo.edu/brauer-museum-of-art/exhibitions/

Monday, August 17, 2015

Doodles, Lambie, gifts

Beginning the post with doodles.... made for Lafayette Lacemakers, Inc.    These are for business cards which are handed out at community events.     Hope to empty more shuttles soon ---

Here is my Leaping Lambie attempt from Tatting Times (Aug 2015) which I need to tat again !!!  I didnt quite get it right the first time.    Pattern c2015 Karey Solomon.

Below - Christmas in July gift from GF DW---- crochet pieces!    An inspiration to improve my crochet skills.

See how beautiful this motif is?  Tatted by GF DW --Pattern is from 

 Peikko"s book on Tatting Small Accessories.    [I bought one, misplaced it, bought another one -- found the first one + GF DW bought my new copy].     It is the motif shown on the front cover of the book!!

She also made a couple more motifs and attached to note.   

New acquisition - c.1942 The Spool Cotton Company.    The patterns are nice; however, the little bird tatting shuttle caught my eye + there were more inside ---  booklet starts "If a tatting shuttle could chirp it would probably trill."

 too charming .....

Saturday, August 01, 2015


Gift in the mail......
nice to have my tatting out.
The tulip hooks are wonderful to use.