Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sheep and Wool Festival (My first)

Time for an update!  This was my first Sheep and Wool festival and I had a great time.  I couldn't believe all the different yarns that I saw there.  I've taken a few pictures just to show you everything I had to see there.


Friday, August 8, 2008

I.O.L.I.Convention - 2008

I was lucky enough to be able to go to the convention this year and I car pooled with seven more ladies from my lace group. Having met a lot of people on the internet only and now being able to meet them in person was also a great treat! The store opened up at 9:30 am and we got there just before that, so shopping we went. I ran out of money as usual and used my plastic only twice, so that's pretty good. I took a lot of pictures, so lets get rolling here!

Here is Marilee, Mark Tat-man and myself. I visit both of their sites quite often.  (The original picture disappeared, so I had to replace it with a smaller one)

I was lucky enough then to meet Georgia Seitze and what a pleasant lady she is.

Here are some ladies dressed specifically for the occasion and what a pleasure to see these ladies doing this.

Just look at this beautiful piece of black lace...

This yarn is absolutely beautiful I have one of the books, but no yarn yet. Again, some day! If this yarn could be purchased somewhere around here it sure would help. The lady said no, so if anyone knows of a place, please let me know!

With a view like this I could keep making lace all day long, which these ladies were doing.

More ladies making lace (and talking a bit!)

Now this is Romanian Point lace and to the left is Sylvia Murariu who has many books out on this type of lace. Just how beautiful can you get! I have the books and the DVD so I will be doing this to some day.

Below is more of her work.

The pictures below are going to be some of the lace made by I.O.L.I members.

I know that these were done by Janet Blaire.

Lace made in metal in both of these pictures.

This is electro formed tatting and I have never heard of this before, but it sure looks neat!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Playing Games!

I have been invited to join in a friendly game of tag by Margaret. From her blog at I will be responding.

Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share 6 unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag 4 people at the end of your entry.

About Me:

1. As a child I wanted to take after my mother and do the things she did such as sewing, knitting and even tatting.

2. In my family I was the cleaner upper of everything.

3. I love animals, but can only have birds, two cockatiels.

4. A habit I am trying to break is, I love chocolate!

5. I own four embroidery machines and three serger's. (Way to many!)

6. I live in an apartment. The master bedroom is my sewing room, computer room and supply room for most of my books for all of my hobbies. I can barely get into my walk-in closet. I have to start getting rid of some of my material!

The next four people whom I am going to ask to join in this game are:

I have in some way contacted these people, I hope!

Bobbin Lace in Kenosha, WI - June 14th & 15th, 2008

We now have a new Civil War Museum added to our main museum and a couple of months ago after a fire they had an opening for a day to just give a brief showing and our lace group was asked to demo. Now this past weekend they had a whole weekend doing a Enactment and our group was again asked to demonstrate. Because of my mother I didn't do it myself this time, but I was there for the first one. I had taken pictures and would like to share them with you.

This is our Civil War Museum

The main Museum

This is a piece of Torchon Lace which will be a collar.

This just happens to be my pillow and some of my other made items around it along with some of my books, tools and tatting tools. I was just packing up my belongings and remembered to take some pictures. Most of my lace that I do can be found on my own web site.

This was the week before the Enactment and she, Naomi is working on that large collar piece. Bobbin lace is done by working with four bobbins at one time and just cross and twisting them in a certain directions. No matter how many bobbins are on a project only four are used to complete a stitch.

Here is Kathy doing crochet snowflakes, she also does bobbin lace.

Now this picture is very interesting because we have a member of the Enactment who started doing it when she was just six years old, now 13. This is first piece of bobbin lace she has ever made and she had almost finished it in a bit more than two hours. To all of you who happen to know Marilee from Yarnplayer, that is her there in the front demonstrating her tatting and boy is she good to! Marilee is also a member of my lace group and I find her very inspirational.

Here in another section of the room are women who do there own weaving. Children were having a real good time doing it also.

This little gal was really having a good time.