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


Amy said...

I love all your pretty white things! I love wearing winter white this time of year! It reminds me of all the beauty of snow, but without all that cold!!!

Christy said...

Pat ... I love that lace collar! And anytime you'd like to get rid of the lace on the bobbins, just give me a yell. LOL

Vivian said...

Oh, I love your church purses and the gloves. Actually I like all of your white things. I love using white because it makes things look fresh.

FredaB said...

Hi pat

you really have some great pieces there. The gloves are wonderful. I have seen them all crocheted but don't remember seeing any with just the beautiful Irish crochet (it looks like it) on the cuffs only.

Your log cabin winter quilt is special also. I too look at various things and think of the women who came before us and what their lives were like who owned them.

were the church purses just for keeping either money for the collection box or a hanky being so small?


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