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 away...to 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.