Sunday, May 14, 2006

Lace and back again

Yesterday (being the second saturday in the month) was Tonbridge Lacemakers meeting. This month it was our `Bring & Buy` and `Show & Tell` Not many were brave enough to Tell, but we had some lovely items on show, and some of the lace I can only aspire to. As I am still in my first year as a member, I didn`t know quite what to expect, so went as an onlooker rather than a participant - but it would have been rude of me not to have taken part in the `Buy` bit, now wouldn`t it?
It`s not as though I don`t already have a large number of bobbins, but you can never have too many, and these were a bargain, I just loved the shapes and the woodgrains. I had to respangle the two pairs - those on there just weren`t to my taste, but that was fine as I had some beads sitting waiting for the right bobbin, so here is my bargain of the day. Not bad for £2.20!

The rest of the day was spent very pleasantly, chatting making lace and, in my case, quite a bit of reverse lace! (Which I suppose serves me right for concentrating more on the conversation than the lace especially when I know what a so and so the pattern is.) This is going to be a UFO - no I don`t mean I am not going to finish it, though if I go backwards much more that is a very tempting option, but it fits in one of those glass flying saucer type things that is a tea light holder.


Auntie Noo said...

The lace is absolutely stunning. Oh no I can feel another crafting addiction coming on. . . . . .

modelwidow said...

Thank you, and yes it is addictive auntie noo - but very time consuming too. I`m lucky to have a friendly little group I go to weekly with a very good (and patient) teacher, It has taken a long time to get to this stage.