Dear All, Many thanks for your comforting words to all of you. I have not been able to settle to anything creative since being shaken awake on my 72nd birthday with the 7.1 earthquake. We have had about 800 shakes or after shocks since then & one wonders how the house stands up to it! However I am coping okay but still sleeping with a night-light on & the radio going very quietly - just so I can hear a human voice in the room. I am still very unsettled in myself but I know that once the… Continue
Added by Lynette Hale on September 22, 2010 at 11:48pm —
Hi everyone. I live in Christchurch New Zealand & have suffered the terrible earthquakes which have litterally flattened our beautiful city. The only thing we can be thankful for is that only two people were hurt & no-one was killed. Some of us have lost our homes depending on the type of ground our home was standing on. I was one of the lucky ones & only suffered minor damage - 2 holes in the walls where the TV set fell & broke, lost most of my lovely china, & several other… Continue
Added by Lynette Hale on September 8, 2010 at 10:22pm —
Today while I am forced to rest my very sore legs I have started to tack down the cordonnet around my first piece of Venetian Gros Point lace. Watch this space!
Added by Lynette Hale on August 11, 2010 at 9:49pm —
Lorelei, I would like to thank for having accepting me into your forum.I can find here everything I'm looking for. It really encourages me to continue. There's interests for everybody here, and all levels- and I enjoy it.
Unfortunally my english is bad, today I have a traductor... Other times, that will be in french. Sorry..
Added by Angelina on August 9, 2010 at 11:05am —
I had to take a little pause from ...well from thinking ;) because I had to finish another crafty project for the 12th of June (some sewing).
Now I am back to my needlelace project, thinking it will be wise to follow the advice I received and perhaps trying something easier than a pair of dragonfly wings to begin with.
I was thinking to make some drop-shaped forms and try different stitches on them (the ones which look nicest thinking about the future wings).
Added by Ama on June 15, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I am very glad that I have just found this group.
I just recently discovered my passion for needlelace, but have no other sources than the internet to learn it !
Only one month ago I barely knew about it.
I have an idea for a first project, but it's just a blurry idea, I cannot yet visualize how I wish the result to be (perhaps because I still have no experience).
I probably should start with a very simple shape first, but instead I'm already following this idea I have,… Continue
Added by Ama on May 18, 2010 at 6:37am —
I want to work on my "open" stitches, double brussels, pea stitch and single brussels, and looked through my Lovesey books for inspiration. In "Creative Design in NL" (p97) I found a 7 petal flower that will give me an opportunity to practice. The flower is described as an "antique flower" set into fine muslin. It must be a very small flower enlarged to fill the entire page. I scanned, printed, traced and generally tweaked until I'm ready to start couching. There are 4 leaves with the flower,… Continue
Added by Lenore English on May 13, 2010 at 12:27pm —
The website situation is difficult.
What about having the International Old Lacers host the talk group; their website is expanding and Mark (the webmaster) has been working on increasing IOLI's participation in this area. Since this is a new service, there will be a bit of adaptation on the part of the IOLI website to faciliate needle lace talk, but Mark is ready to make it happen.
As an organization, IOLI promotes lace study and I think this would be a… Continue
Added by Debra Jenny on April 26, 2010 at 10:03am —
Our host for the year July 2010 through July 2011 has been settled, and I have received enough donations to pay our ning fee. Consequently, I have deleted the temporary groups that I set up earlier.
Added by Lorelei Halley on April 21, 2010 at 6:00pm —