July 26, 2015

IOLI Convention is almost here!

Posted in Bobbin Lace, Tatting at 8:57 am by dianelaces

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Got all the supplies packed for my pearl tatting class. Got a week’s worth of clothes & lace finery packed. Picking up money on the way out of town. Hubby is driving me to Coralville, IA for the annual lacemaking convention, this year hosted by the Doris Southard Lace Guild- of which I am a member.  There will be classes, lectures, vendors, exhibits, demos, and reuniting with friends. The best part is spending a week with people who share the same passion and interest in a topic.

July 4, 2015

Blocking

Posted in Knitting at 7:40 am by dianelaces

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Took advantage of my alone time at the camper and got this Afternoon Tea shawlette blocked. This is the free pattern from Knitty.com and is just the right size to drop over my shoulders at the office. The designer just re-released the pattern with bigger sizes and I might have to try those also.