but I sure had fun! Here's a picture of my new purchases from the Lafayette Lacers Lace Day...
I really am going to try bobbin lace on my own, so I needed a little inspiration... a book that I've been reading about for a few weeks, plus one on making bobbin lace fans! I had to have the fan book... I bought the fan sticks in birdseye maple! I also had to have some beautiful bobbins. There's nothing more inspirational than beautiful tools!
You'd think I didn't have any thread at home... wrong! I just couldn't resist buying more Lizbeth... the 15 colors I had just weren't enough! It doesn't hurt to have a little extra Olympus, Majestic, or Presencia lying around the house either! I was thrilled to find some Oliver Twist. I've been reading about it on other people's blogs, and it is beautiful thread!
I believe I already have the Romanian Point Lace book, but this one is a different edition than the one I have. Besides, I'm not real sure where my copy is hiding! The tatting book is one I'd been thinking of buying, and when I found out it was out of print... sold!
Did I really need any more shuttles? No! But, I always like to have some Sew-Mates and Clovers on hand. You never know when an opportunity might arise for teaching tatting to a newbie!
I have a good excuse for playing today... it's snowing! I'll be sure to post pictures of what I make with my new treasures!