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June 9 2015 Tatting Newsletter

Tatting as Meditation I recently had the pleasure of watching two programs, "The Last Shang-ri-la" about the nation of Bhutan and "The Quietest Place on Earth", Haleakala volcano in Hawaii. Both of these programs dealt with inner peace. Finding inner peace by becoming one with nature.

Noise and stress from the everyday world impinge on our senses every day all day. City dwellers will note the noise from traffic and voices while country folks might even complain about the din of the 17-yr locust emerging. Television, radio, fancy phones, tablets, mp3 players in our ears seem to bombard us with sound. Everyone needs a respite from the constant din.

Tatters know the secret of finding inner peace wherever they are. City, country, car, air bus, city bus, long distance motor bus, bus stop, bank line, doctor's office, church pew, picnic, living room couch, are all places that we tat. And every time we begin to tat a little magic happens.

The silent movements of our hands leading the thread into tatted lace require tatters to focus on a small area before them. Light reflects from the thread and the needle while the soft click of a shuttle counts our stitches. Concentration is needed to create regularity in the double stitches. As we concentrate, the stresses that we all face every day seem to slip away. The only noise is our inner voice. We concentrate on the pattern, say our prayers,and think about life's oddities until soon all around us is still and that sweet feeling of inner peace descends on us. Happy tatting indeed.

Happy Events:
Registration is now OPEN!
Palmetto Tat Days: 2015 Tat Days will be September 4-5 at Toccoa, GA. "Tatting Angels Among Us"

Fringe Element Tatters Canada: Cambridge, Ontario on September 25 & 26, 2015.

Lacemakers and Collectors Exchange Lace Day, June 13, 2015. American Legion Hall 4000 Saratoga Avenue Downer's Grove, IL 60515

The Doris Southard Lace Guild hosts the 2015 I.O.L.I. convention which will be held at the Marriott Coralville Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville Iowa. More than 200 lace enthusiasts and 22 teachers Convention dates: July 27 – August 2, 2015 Karen Bovard has a great line up of classes and I will be teaching beginners.

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