The weather is wonderful, it rained most of the night and everything in Mother Nature and in the animal kingdom has burst out in song. This spring day will be lovely.
I played last night with some scrapes of old lace, just to peak your interest. I wanted to showcase just a few of my
samples of wonderful handmade lace.
Most of my scrapes are from attic sales held at
The Visitation Monastery Gift Shop
You just have to touch old lace
to appreciate the workmanship.
Such little scraps, to small to use on anything
but just to be cherished
I have been anxious to show you just a few, of my friend's, Russie Blackwell, lace pillows. They are a treasure to have.
Layer on layer of the most divine scraps
of antique lace.
Some of the lace is from the monastery where
we work. From time to time
the Sisters of the Visitation bring down
a box from the attic packed with antique
lace. Lace that at one time
was used for vestments and altar cloths.
Russie's lace collection is enormous, she has collected
antique linens and lace for years.
She has just the right scraps to create
the most wonderful lace collages.
They are a work of art, each
embellished with vintage treasures or accented with a simple medal.