Once again, I must ask our members to contribute towards our annual fee to ning.  Our fee of $240 will be due on July 20th.  I ask our members to donate whatever they can afford to cover the cost.  There is no set amount.  Even a small donation will be welcome.   

Let me explain for our newer members. This site is hosted by an entity called Ning. They created the software, which I used to set up our online community. We first went online on February 16, 2010. In July of that year they began requiring a hosting fee. Rather than requiring a membership fee (which might put off some of our poorer prospective members) I decided to ask for donations instead. No one is required to donate. But I cannot afford to pay the fee as well as do the work of maintaining our site. I am retired, and live on a very small pension. I have time, but not money.  

So your donation should be made to my paypal account, using my personal email address as the destination:                      lhalley@bytemeusa.com     

Paypal will accept major credit cards as payment sources, and will convert other currencies to U.S. dollars. You do not need to have a Paypal account yourself to use it for donation purposes. Please specify that the donation is for needlelacetalk.   I will then pay ning's fee.    

I will post a list of our donors on the opening page of our network, in the right hand column. And a huge THANK YOU to all who help out with this.

Go to this page on the paypal website:    


It is a 3 step process.

1. Type in an amount

2. Tell it the destination TO: lhalley@bytemeusa.com, and tell it your email address.

3. It wants to create an account for you. And you can tell it which major credit card you will use for the payment.

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So far, 4 of our members have responded, and we are about at 30% of our goal.

This is disappointing. Come on people support this site. If the funds are not forthcoming then what will happen? The site is too valuable to lose.

I wonder if everyone realizes how much we have already contributed to the world? We have doubled and tripled the number of antique needle lace photos, on the internet, which are clear enough to see the construction methods. And the modern work of our members is amazing. This is a place were we all can share our work and receive the recognition it deserves. I don't know abut all of you, but no one I know personally has any idea what lace making involves. 

A big thank you to you Lorelei,

J'ai pensé qu'il suffisait de 24 personnes à 10.00$ seulement. Rien, pâle en comparaison de tout le plaisir que j'ai et à tout ce que j'y ai appris. Je n'aimerais pas voir ce site disparaître. Merci de toute l'énergie que vous y mettez et ne lâchez surtout pas, nous avons besoin de vous.

I thought it was enough to 24 people at $10.00 only. Noting, pales in comparison to all the fun that I have and all that I learned. I do not want to see this site disappear. Thank you all the energy you put into it and especially do not let go, we need you.


Hi all, there is now only a shortfall of fifty dollars.....Come on, let's make this happen for Lorelei, even if it's only a dollar or two, please do contribute. Lorelei efforts have helped each and everyone of us in some way!

Thank you, ladies, for appreciating my work. I want to make this community work for all of you.

This site means a great deal to all of us.  Lorelei has done a fantastic job.  I have learned so much and have made great friends.  Please consider making a donation.  thank you.

Hi everyone, the deadline for paying the hosting fee is now only five days away and the fund is still short of fifty dollars. Would anyone be willing to donate a little something to help Lorelei achieve her goal in keeping this site inline? Your generosity in only donating a dollar or two would be much appreciated and if several people made a donation, we'd have the money together in time for the 20th. Thank you for your consideration.

All we need to pay our fee is 2 $20 donations and 1 $10 donation. And you will know that all the experts who are members are available to help whenever you ask.  I would hate to see all my hard work go down.

Hi Halley

On behalf of the Guild of Needlelaces we have just donated $50. I hope this is enough to keep the site going.

Best Wishes

Michael Dennis

Michael Dennis said:

Hi Halley

On behalf of the Guild of Needlelaces we have just donated $50. I hope this is enough to keep the site going.

Sorry I should have said Hi Lorelei and not used your last name

Best Wishes

Michael Dennis

That is fantastic Michael.   On behalf of the other users of the site, thank you.

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