November 8, 2013
Retreat weekend is here!
I’m Retreating with the Doris Southard Lace Guild this weekend in Dubuque. It starts tonight but I decided to take the day off so I could get packed and decide what I’m going to work on. Good thing, because here I am at 8 a.m. and I have no idea what I’m going to do! Last year I had the big scarf project planned, but this year I’m just dithering. Nothing on my pillows but an ornament, so I think I’m going to finish that and try to make a few more. I’m getting excited; finished sewing the lace on my nametag this morning. The nametag is very old (1995 or 1996?) and the lace is very well-traveled. It’s a piece of Ipswich lace that I made and it went to Japan for the OIDFA conference a few years ago as a part of the American lace display. It just happened to fit around my nametag. I love the nametag because it has both a bobbin lace pillow and a tatting shuttle on it to show both my passions. Hopefully I will have some finished lace to show after the weekend!