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Old 01-21-2006, 09:47 PM   #21
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What is 'tatting'?

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Old 01-21-2006, 09:53 PM   #22
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Tatting is thread-work with a shuttle - also called lace making. It's an old art and very satisfying. There are lots of sites on the web.

http://www.picotnet.com/index.html here's one

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Old 01-21-2006, 11:22 PM   #23
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Wow! What a great response to this thread!

I said earlier that I'm really good at smiling, I remembered today that I won the award in highschool for best smile. Which was amazing to me, since it's usually the who is the most popular award and I wasn't popular in the least. Also one time I was getting my photo taken for my driver's liscense and the guy said "you're smiling so big I can't see your eyes!" hee-hee. I love to smile and I love just smiling at people I see.
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:23 PM   #24
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I am Pretty Good at being Me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am a Jack of all Trades and a Master of None !

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Most of All I Hope I am a Good Friend !!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:28 PM   #25
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making people feel comfortable (I guess that's hospitality, but it applies outside my home as well)
adapting to different situations
reading (guess that goes with writing)
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:31 PM   #26
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Lindatoo, I'm impressed. An aunt of mine is a master of all needlework (she teaches at her local college). Her specialty is knitting, but she does the lacework you mentioned. Unfortunately she rarely seems to finish what she starts (she'd rather help a student finish their project), so I doubt I'll ever receive a completed lace project of hers!
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Old 01-22-2006, 03:00 AM   #27
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I agree with Bucky that "it's all relative, and changes with time." But that said, I guess at the moment some of the things that I'd say are...DH says I'm an awesome wife (so does my mom, perhaps I'll believe them ), being methodical, doing in-depth research, writing, creating new recipes, listening to what other people have to say, seeing both sides of a situation, giving hugs, cross stitching, staying organized, staying positive, and using common sense

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Old 01-22-2006, 03:23 AM   #28
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My grandmother used to do 'tatting'. I wish I had paid attention to what she was doing then. It didn't interest me at the time.
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:07 AM   #29
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my mom always told me i was enough to drive a person to drink... i think there's a talent in there somewhere *scratching head*
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:10 AM   #30
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I can clap with one hand
Barbara, my older son does that too!

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