August 18, 2010
Where has the time gone?
Has it really been this long since I’ve posted? I’m appalled at myself for neglecting the blog so badly. Actually, I haven’t been doing much this summer except reading tons of books on my Nook.
I have been working on Mom’s birthday present, but it must remain un-named and un-photographed until she receives it in October. I’ve also been knitting a lacy little sweater for myself that only needs sewing up and finishing, so I’ll take a photo of that soon. I did do some bobbin lace demonstrating…
Chaplin Creek Historic Site in Franklin Grove, Illinois invited me to demonstrate at their Harvest Festival on July 31-August 1. A very nice man came and took my photo (thanks Vagabond Ed!) because I was foolish and forgot to take my camera. It was a very hot day, but I had a nice spot under a shade tree and there was a breeze. Quite a few people stopped to ask what I was doing, so I think I exposed bobbin lace to a lot of people who had no idea how lace was made before machines. There was a fiber festival also that weekend and I picked up a drop spindle and some roving to attempt spinning. I forgot my lesson as soon as I got home, so I’m going to have to work on that a bit.
I received an early birthday present from my hubby – “Up and Tat ‘Em”, a new book of tatting designs by Marilee Rockley. I love her books. She has such creative designs and they photographs and directions are so clear and easy to follow. I’m already planning what I’m going to start this weekend.