Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Wonderful Stitchy Week

I would have to say I have had a wonderful week of stitching! I did have a few days off work(but I did do some other things besides stitching) so that would have to help.
First Happy Dance:

My Mystery ANG Sampler by Sue Reed. I just love how this turned out and my color choice. Ok I know pink and green but they are my favorite!
Another Happy Dance:

I finished Seasonal Sampler by Bent Creek this evening! This was quick, cute and fun! I then started another canvas piece but not really enough to show.
On the tatting front some more butterflies and my first attempt at rings and chains:

I was nervous about the rings and chains but once I got going I really got the hank of it.

Yesterday Lelia (stitches of life) and I went to the Illinois Lace day. What fun! I don't know how long that I have wanted to learn more about lace and lace making. That dream is finally coming true!

While we were there we got to meet Diane from Lace lovin Librarian. She gifted me with one of her blinged shuttles:

I think it is so cute! I am really thinking of using it to do my first project. I am going to start a bookmark this week.

Another thing I always wanted to learn was bobbin lace. I purchased a kit in the 90's and was never able to figure out where to begin. So yesterday Lelia and I took the beginning class:

He may not look like much and he might not be perfect but I am hooked on bobbin lace! So much that I joined the guild over in Illinois looking forward to learning so much more.

All I know is that I am going have to figure out how to add more hours to my day or start drinking caffine after noon again so I can stay up later. Between my cross stitching, canvas work, tatting, bobbin lace and the ocassional crochet and knitting project not sure when I will have time. Guess housework will have to go;)!

Until next time

May you be blessed with stitches,



Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You did have a wonderful stitchy week! It was so great to meet you, and I'm glad you like your shuttle. Even if you never get into tatting as I have, it's fun to have some of the tools of the trade lying around the house!

I think I've tracked down a copy of the book that has the snake pattern in it. I'm waiting for an email from the vendor. I really, really want to make a snake after seeing what you accomplished!

Lelia said...

Hey GF:

Wasn't the bobbin lace delightful? I found silk pins at Erica's + may attempt a FINISH tonight. I wish I had more bobbins, tho. I am trying to figure out what to use in place of bobbins.

I forgot about a post re. Lace Day. Has been chaotic around here the past few days.

Diane had a sentence on her blog that computer is out. Bummer.

Lelia said...

I am sending you some 'stuff' on tatting - how to end/start the fibers. It is sortof a pain; however, eventually, you have to know how to doit

Cathy said...

Great finishes! Let me know if you figure out how to get more time in the day.