Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's just a start.....and it is going to be fun!

The top picture is of my first piece of lace...it is a sampler....it isn't perfect...but it is my first piece of bobbin lace.

This next picture is of my bobbin lace pillow, pincushion, cover cloths, bobbin holder and bobbins and the carrying case for all of it. I just love this butterfly material. The tradional way to cover the pillows is with solid blue or green fabric....but my pillow has a hint of butterflies on the bluish material...and I think I will enjoy it better.

I have been busy with some sewing I needed to do...but hope this coming weekend will allow me to get back to working on the bobbin lace. I will be making a bookmark next. It is fun....but a challenge for me. I have also been doing more tatting...and right now I am "stuck" on tatting butterflies on paperclips.

I really like butterfies and have tatted 150 so far.....I was tatting some when I found the butterfly fabric for my bobbin lace pillow and bag and all......

I am still knitting on my shawl, and the February Lady Sweater for my DD, and the socks for DH....hopefully I can have pics of those the next time.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March is a good month for crafting and sewing!

I have been busy this month...and last month! I am making lots of pincushions.....having fun sewing them too. I have some for sale at SWAK...my LYS....

Here is one of the pics of pincushions.....I took to SWAK.

I participated in another wonderful pincushion swap from Ravelry......one of my partners loves to weave....so I made her a Boat Shuttle pincushion.

This is the pic of the pincushion sitting in front of a real boat shuttle sitting on top of a warped loom.

The top pic is part of what I recieved from my other partner in the swap. I can't get this pic where I want it....so will just tell about it here....LOL
I recieved 2 very nice quilted pincushions....as you can see the heart shaped one has my initial monogrammed on it. This pic does not do them justice......but they are gorgeous.

I have also been doing some knitting.....I have 3 major projects going ......

1. Lady February Sweater for my daughter
2. A pair of socks for DH ( my first pair to knit for him)
3. A really nice rectangle shawl with a collar for me.

I am also learning Bobbin Lace....I finally joined my local Lace Guild. I have my pillow that I covered...and bag to carry it in....some bobbins.....but need some more....I bought some to "spangle"...that is putting beads on the bottom of the bobbin so the bobbins stay in place better.....I'll have to get pics..... I am thinking I may want to get some square bobbins next......

I will try to have some pics of these the next time!