Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bobbin Lace And Orchid

It's a very windy day here in Oklahoma, in fact too much as far as I am concerned.  It did get in the high 60 degrees though and I like it.  I have finish my outside edge of my bobbin lace Easter egg.  It's pictured here:

Also pictured is my orchid blooming again.  My son, Clyle, gave it to me about 3 years ago.  I guess it likes my kitchen window that faces west.  And to be sure, I love it.  I have really enjoyed it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bobbin Lace

I have picked up another hobby (like I really needed another hobby) LOL.  Anyway, I  have become interested in working bobbin lace.  Mind you, I am very much a beginner and like my other hobbies, it takes practice, practice.  It started when four of us went to the Paducah Quilt Show last April.  One friend, Vickie, took us to a lace show while we were there.  Well, to make a long story short, the four of us bought the supplies we needed to start our new hobby.  But, when we got home we had to find someone locally to teach us.  We did and we have also used each other in our process of learning.  I am currently working on an Easter egg (shown here)  and I am not sure if I am doing it right.  My pattern stitches are consistent.  The main thing is I enjoy it.  It can be frustrating at times because most of the time we only have the pattern with no instructions on which stitch to do.  I am going to get there though and not give up.    I am not giving up my quilting (that is my first love), just trying to expand some new learning techniques.