Yesterday, my sister-in-law and I drove down for the Lafayette Lacers Lace Day... what fun! We arrived around 10:45 and chatted with vendors and other shoppers for almost two hours before taking a lunch break. Karen is looking for a hobby for when she retires, and came along to learn. She and I were fascinated by all the beautiful books, materials, and tools available. Of course I made sure I purchased something from each vendor!
After lunch, we participated in a beginning bobbin lace class. I've been wanting to learn for years, and this was the perfect opportunity! Karen decided bobbin lace isn't for her. She said her brain just doesn't work that way. I understand. Karen designs beautiful garden beds, and I admire her gardening skills, but I steer clear of any of that kind of designing! I think I have a deep-seated fear that my hands will get too dirty for doing needlework! ; )
I loved the bobbin lace class! I didn't have time to finish my project, but I now understand the process. I'm very much a visual learner, and while I love reading books, many times techniques make no sense to me until I see them. Now I feel confident enough to open up that beginning bobbin lace kit that I bought from Lacis years ago!
A big bonus for me was that I got to see The Tatting Goddess and The Battatter again! I met them both at the lace days two years ago, and they both have such lovely, welcoming smiles that I felt that I was a member of Lafayette Lacers for a day! I can hardly wait for the next lace days!
I'll add pics of my purchases later in the day when I have some light. Sorry, no pics of the Lace Days. I took my camera with me, and never thought to take it out of my purse!
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