My name is Nancy Tracy and I’m a tatter and a quilter. I love other techniques as well. In fact, if it involves thread or fiber or fabric, I’m usually up for it!
When I was a teenager, my mother took a class and learned to tat. She wanted to teach me then, but I wasn’t so interested (what was I thinking?!). But years later when my daughter was a toddler, I decided I wanted to learn. I bought a book and a shuttle, but I forgot thread, so I pulled out the thickest thread I had–some buttonhole thread. I don’t recommend using buttonhole thread to learn. It was hard! But I persisted, and taught myself to tat. I’ve been happily tatting ever since.
My husband, Bruce, and I are now empty nesters. I had a little trouble adjusting at first, so we ended up with two cats because apparently I need something to take care of.
On weekdays, I work full-time as an electrical designer/drafter for a major corporation. My free time I spend gardening, tatting, quilting, making temari, volunteering for my church, and taking care of my home and family. (Sleep is optional)