What makes us look at something one day and see the very ordinary become extraordinary in both meaning and importance?  In this case, it was the study of a collection of lace and tatting-art. The significance of these pieces not only offered the opportunity to ex­plore and examine the skill and imagination of their creator; it also extended to a more careful examination of the originality, ingenuity and inventiveness in each design that became the basis to this body of work.