Sacramento - openning of marketplace

At 55 years of age, little makes me feel like a kid again......except opening of the marketplace.  kind of like Christmas morning.  there are lovely things everywhere.  Can be a bit overwhelming.  I was able to control myself and purchase only 2 books and some lace study pieces from Nancy Evans.  I wanted all the pieces of lace.  I never had the feeling I had today when purchasing the lace.  In my hands was a piece of lace made in the 1800's sometime.  Granted, it is not hundreds of years ago but it is pretty old.  Another person, probably a woman, made this lace with her hands.  By me purchasing the lace, it's kind of like she lives on, even though I don't know her name.  It felt like I was honoring her and now connected to her.  Now I get to hold on to that lace and study it.

Now we rest before the opening reception.

more later


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Comment by Christiane Machabée on August 4, 2014 at 9:07am


J'espère qu'on pourra les admirer un jour ces magnifiques dentelles! Je suis comme Teri, je vous envie!

I hope one day we could  admire these beautiful laces! I'm like Teri, I envy you!


Comment by Linda Dumas on August 3, 2014 at 10:25pm

2 small partial pieces of Alencon and 2 little pieces of Point de Venise

Comment by Teri Dow on August 3, 2014 at 6:38pm
Hi Linda, the lace pieces you have purchased, are they Needlelace? I'm envying you being there! I probably wouldn't make it further than the first thread vendor and I'd probably have to pay excess baggage too, especially as the states don't use cash, I understand - My husband always says to me "get whatever you like" prior to any lace Fayre, however he'd be loathe to utter those words if I were over there ...
Comment by Linda Dumas on August 3, 2014 at 6:24pm

I love feeling the connection to her and honoring her.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on August 3, 2014 at 6:15pm

That is how I feel when I study old lace. The lace maker's life is embedded in the piece. Respecting the lace is honoring the old lace maker, her life, and her production.

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