Sunday, July 1, 2012

A rare Sunday off!

First of all, I would like to share the work of one of the ladies who comes to my home a couple of times a week.

Our local Lace Guild group had a workshop recently with a tutor from Hobart.  Each student had to pick a pattern they wanted help with.  Several girls picked patterns from Jenny Ree's Lace from the Australian Bush.  I didn't make the workshop because there was just not enough time!

This is Sue's completed bookmark!
 I had the pleasure of a visit from my grandsons today.  They came for a roast lunch.  2 1/2 year old Travis helped me make a self saucing chocolate pudding. 

Then he helped me decorate these cupcakes. 

The silicon cups come from Avon and are shaped like bugs and flowers.  Although the cook in me said only fill them 3/4 of the way up with batter, the packet suggested they get filled.  Should have stuck to the cook's advice!!  And bought some more cups!!
However, the cakes are yummy, and the boys are looking forward to a feast when they get home!
 Finally, I completed the butterfly for my shirt :)
I have not stitched it completely, and will maybe add a couple of tatted butterflies to complete the picture...depends on time :)
The doll lace is around 55 cms now, the beds ring pillow is almost at the next corner and the 3rd pillow made lots of progress yesterday too.  I think I should make myself a wire butterfly too...

Until next time, I look forward to hearing from you :)

Happy lacemaking....


Jane McLellan said...

The shirt is going to look fantastic with your butterfly attached.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your friend's bookmark could inspire someone to become a book lover! Your butterfly is gorgeous, and will be a beautiful compliment to your shirt.

Stitchety Grub said...

Choc pudding YUMMO! - looking forward to seeing that butterfly in Sydney :D

laura_rose said...

Hi Jane, thank you :) Diane, I don't think we need much inspiration to become book lovers...I would love more time to read! Britt, the choc pud was Yummo!! We all put it down to Travis' stirring :)- e needn't know we are bias LOL