Thursday, June 4, 2009

Rainy holidays

Welcome friends,
As the rain falls and the temps drop for the school holidays, the lace grows :) Here are 2 more samples of bucks point lace. The bottom one is called sheeps head, but LOML and I think it looks more like an alien face - must be our Star Trek influence coming through LOL. The top design is honeycombe rings. I love this design, but still need to practice. I think I will fully wind some bobbins and make a worthwhile length - I do have a great excuse, but best not share at the moment :)
Last post I promised to show you my hardanger, so here 'tis! We had a workshop at our last Lace Day and I had to have a go, although I have not really aspired to this form of needlework. I have actually enjoyed this piece so far and am thinking about a larger sampler. The next step on this piece is the cutwork, but I will wait til the next meeting before tackling that.
The Lisbeth doily is also growing quickly. There is a small problem - I don't have enough thread to do the last round :(

What to do, what to do???

Order more of the same shade and hope they are very close, or use a different colour or leave it at the end of this round? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Leave a comment and let me know what you think :) And keep watching to find out what is decided :) Stay warm (or cool) til next time.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

All four pieces are beautiful! I really like the honeycomb rings. Oh, no! You ran out of Lizbeth?! If you send me the color # and dye lot, I'll call Barbara and see if I can get some more. She's just down the road... literally! So what if she's 3 hours away! ; )

TattingChic said...

It looks like you've been busy making beautiful things! I remember my Mother said it was important to have something I enjoyed doing indoors so that when it was rainy or I was sick I had something to keep me occupied and happy.
I'm so glad I found tatting! :)

Your tatted doily is very pretty! :)

Guzzisue said...

enjoying Bucks point? looks like it :-)

Linda said...

Your tatted doily looks just perfect! How long did it take you to tat? I just can't bring myself to do intricate things like that. It's beautiful!

laura_rose said...

Hi Diane, running out of Lisbeth is terrible...thank you for your kind offer, I will email you off list.
Hi tattingChic, yes I have been a little busy, and having lots of fun too :) I have also taught my children the value of 'quiet time' every evening before bed - a great crafty time that is shared - nice way to end each day.
Bucks is lots of fun Guzzisue - really looking forward to getting my bobbins into your little bookmark pricking:)
Welcome Linda, the doily has not taken that long as the pattern is quick and simple.