Tuesday, January 18, 2011
"White Lace Inspiration"
What with snow falling all over the place lately, it seems my thoughts fall on Whitework.
You know how I am - things I see in my daily life remind me of things to SEW....here lately the snow reminds me of how beautiful lace, whitework embroidery, crochet, etc., really are. So, I thought I'd use my camera to photograph some of the whitework I have here in the Nest. I bet you have it too.
I guess you could say these pieces are a 'few of my favorite things.' And, there are lots of them in the Nest. So for today, I chose these pieces to share with you.
The first photo is of some old bobbins I have. For years they just sat around and I would look at them and wonder how to use them. One day my gaze just happened to land on these bobbins as I was looking through some lace....and presto....the bobbins were then wrapped with different laces. I LOVE the way these look and wonder why I didn't do this sooner.
The next photo is of some crocheted 'church purses.' One of my favorite things in the Nest. The one in the back I found many years ago at a garage sale. I paid five cents for it. FIVE CENTS!!
I still can't get over it. Because I liked it so much, I decided to make one of my own a couple of years ago and it is the one in front....it is approximately 2 1/2" x 3" and the other one is approximately 2" x 1 3/4." I have made a couple others as gifts for special people I know.
The third photo is a small tray liner or dresser scarf. It's vintage...I think. This is one I am just not sure of....but isn't it pretty? Lace and embroidery in one item....LOVE it!!!
Next is a vintage collar.....elaborate and just gorgeous. You can see something different every time you look at this one. And, it's very delicate. Beautiful!
At some point in life...I don't remember when, I found these lacy gloves at the flea market. They are beautiful too. As I've said before, I always wonder who owned my flea market treasures before I got them....applies to these things too. I wonder??? I have much more lace than this...but thought for today, I'd choose to show these to you...do they inspire you as they do me? Ummm, yeah....I thought so!
You have a good day out there, stay warm and take care, pat