Thursday, 29 March 2007

Lace update

As promised, here is a picture of my first attempts at lacemaking.
Lesson 1 was the square piece to the right hand side of the picture, and Lesson 2 is the unfinished circular piece.
I don't know which is more addictive, making the lace, or shopping for bobbins!
I particularly like the little froggy one, too cute!

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Something New

Today I had my first bobbin lace making lesson.
Wow! I think I've found something else I can get hooked on, after all I badly NEED another hobby ;D
No pictures as yet, but I'll try and get one posted soon.

Sunday, 4 March 2007

Tadpoles and frogs!

I was doing some gardening yesterday, and found the pond was seething with tadpoles, spring seems to have sprung!
David and Eloise both saw "Tiny" the newt, but he was too quick for me. - Warning, Bad Joke Alert - Why do we call the newt "Tiny"? Because he is my newt! -
I suspect he was lurking among the rocks deliberately to taunt me, going "I mock you with my amphibious ability to hide under water"

Anyway, back in the house later that afternoon the tadpoles sent their big brothers for a visit, froggy came a' courting my needlework and I somehow lost the ability to count, so this morning I need to redo a whole motif on the new design I'm working on, which I thought I'd almost finished. Grrr.

Ah well, I suppose I'd better go and tackle it instead of typing about it.......