Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Just bob-bob-bobbin lacing along...

It must be a record for me, but I did have 4 pillows on the go at once!!

Here is the beginning of a possum bookmark. The pattern was published in an Australian Lace magazine...the thread is Thai hand dyed silk in Jade...lovely to work with and the bookmark is fun to make.

Next...I have put a few more pins into my Grandson's Christening bonnet lace. This one is a bucks point length that I drew up on Lace RX-P using some workshop notes as a guide. The thread is finca 100 in white. Number 3 is to help a student get on with her lovely smaller version of this turtle. The pattern is from 75 Quick and Easy Bobbin Lace Patterns by Veronica Sorenson. I have enlarged the large version by 141% and am working it in Perle 8 thread. My student is using this pattern to introduce herself to some new ground patterns. I think it is much nicer than having a book full of samplers :)
Finally, I completed the middle piece of my Bedfordshire ring pillow pattern from Barbara Underwood's Intoducing Bedfordshire Lace in 20 Lessons book today...well almost, as you can see I still have a few ends to sew in :)
Back to the turtle...Tuesday is nearly here again!!

Have a great week, and thanks for dropping by :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

There has not been a lot of lace this week :(

The reason being that my stove decided to pack it in on Monday last week. We have enjoyed a holiday from cooking, and the electrician finally made it on Thursday to tell us our faithful friend was beyond repair. What better excuse for a kitchen make over??

I have hated this orange since day dot! (please excuse the mess - a hazard of too much to do, not enough time)

Ok, the mess is still there, but the orange has moved out!!

another orange cupboard... ...looks much nicer in blue! This is where the stove used to live. There was also another cupboard underneath. Colin wanted to take a pic, but I was just happy to get started on the work. All ready for the new stove :) We tested the new stove this evening...I feel a cooking session coming on as there are a few features I look forward to playing with!! There will be a complete revamp in a few years time, but for now, I love my new kitchen :) Next post, I will share some new beads, another of my 25 motif challenge pieces and what is on my 4....yes 4 pillows :) til then, take care and be happy.