When I was new to the tatting world, about 4 years ago, I couldn't understand the art of hiding ends, I just didn't get it. So Gina made me videos and posted them on youtube. They can be found here. Because of her kindness to me, her voice and her guideance will forever be there to help new tatters.
Because she was a big part of my tatting life, dare I say most if not all of our community's tatting life, I would also like to share with you part of an email she sent me on 3/28/11.
" Sometimes I think the tatting community is a great escape for one's troubles. You can immerse yourself in creativity and basically forget everything else. We all need that now and then and it's certainly better than numbing oneself with drink or drug. " .......... " :-) Gina "
We, her online tatting community, were her friends and it is obvious that we are all grieving also. This sympathy card doesn't show up well, but when I was looking for one to send to her family I realized we are all grieving the loss of our friend, so I got a card for all of you too. It says
Where memories lead our hearts will follow
Hoping that your memories will bring you to a place of peace in your heart.
Gina, Thank you for being one of my tatting mentors, but mostly thank you for being a friend. I miss you.