What a dear friend we've all lost. Her blog was THE blog I read religiously. Her monthly mystery motif was how I first got to know her. I had just started my blog and didn't know how to break the ice with everyone so I just jumped in on her challenge and she responded! That made my day!
It was through Gina that I learned the joys of hairpin lace and Romanian point lace. That's her HPL fan pattern. My favorite bookmark.
I'll miss her terribly and will forever kick myself for missing the chance to meet her face to face. She invited me to Lafayette Lacers Lace Day back in 2010, but I couldn't make it. I've been so touched by all the love for Gina I've seen these past few days around Tatland. So for her I add my tribute, Gina's Netted Heart:
I just wish she could be here to see it. Peace to Gina's family. Forever in my thoughts.