Sunday, December 20, 2015

Round 2 of heart doily

I am so tied up with puppies and work and bobbin lace, however I do get a little bit of this doily done most evenings. I like the colour of this thread, a gift from Fox, and this is very relaxing. I have begun round three but wanted to show this stage finished, before adding the next row.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stuff that has at last been finished...sort of.

Gold braid, torchon bookmark, two snowflakes, and a bit of the heart doily, which has increased a little bit!
Ok the ends are still waiting to be sewn in, but I am pleased to be able to record a bit of progress.

I love to work while listening to podcasts, I can absolutely recommend one called "No such thing as a fish" which is from the QI elves.
Funny and fascinating at the same time, if you love knowing useless facts give it a listen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bobbins, shuttles and a cat...

Here is James, offering to help with my gold lace braid.
 And this is the aforementioned braid.
And here is a bit of land of lace's heart doily round one. Let me just say that it's a pattern that is quite a brain teaser, and I have done a lot of unpicking and re-tatting...and I am still only on the third repeat!

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ooh look, gift!

No-one knows where I live, nowadays, so I get no post...however Fox did manage to get this package to me, and I was really excited to find this in my post box after a fairly difficult day.
I thought I had taken more photos, but anyway here are two lovely tatted motifs and a motif of Romanian lace, which will inspire me to have a go, also some shuttles and thread which are beautiful, but I will show you when I manage to get tatting. I have made some bobbin lace this week, I may show later once I have done the tatting as promised.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I am back!

 Look, some lace! This torchon bookmark has been made over the last three weeks, even though I have many other things going on.
I have even dug out some shuttles, and so I am almost finished with this snowflake. I am using size 50 DMC, and a pattern from Tatting by the Bay. Fox has inspired me to look into knotted lace, but I need to wait for pay-day to buy the book...

(I just want to explain that my life has changed that I am now living alone, in a cute little flat with my adored deerhound, her eight puppies and three somewhat disconsolate cats. I work with profoundly handicapped children and young adults. I am very happy.)