Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Long lost blogger

I can hardly believe it's been so long since I've posted.  There just seems to be less and less time to spend.  Hopefully things will slow down a little this summer. (hahahahahahahaha)

OK, I'm back.

One of the reasons I haven't posted is time.  The other is the fact that the project I've been working on was for a friend that visits the blog from time to time and I didn't want to give it away before I gave it her.  You know what I mean?

Well, it's been duly given and so I present here.........

.....the Victorian Lady.

This is a bobbin lace piece that I worked from the Yusai Fukuyama book, "100 New Bobbin Lace Patterns."  I'd never done any pictorial projects before but when I was preparing for the bobbin lace class back in March, I pulled this book out and started playing around.  As soon as I saw this project, I knew I wanted to do it and I knew exactly who I wanted to do it for. 

I got everything prepared and started working in April and it was going well.  It was going well until I had baby knitting interruptus.  You know how that goes.  A baby needs knitting and all things fall away until that need gets satisfied.  Once I got started back, it worked lickety split and viola, as they say. 

I was absolutely thrilled with it and had to give it to her quick before I could talk myself into keeping it!  Now I've got the second project in mind and will try to get it started this weekend.

At least I hope I can get it started.  The intermediate tatting class I'm teaching as part of the LACE group's Lace Day is coming up quickly and I need to finish preparations for it.  June 8th is the day.  If you're anywhere near the Chicagoland area, stop by and take a class or shop at the vendor booths or just come hang out and find out about bobbin lace making.