Spring is in the lace

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Walking home from my bobbin lace course tonight I really felt the spring in the air.

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Remeber this? A few weeks ago that restaurant to the left was flooded. Now the river is more well behaved, so to speak. In the middle of summer that waterfall to the right will be more of a little drip. But right now there are some waves in the river.

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I’m not sure the waves in the river resemble my latest lace, Wind Ripple, but I understand from where it got it’s name (it might be upside down in the picture, if the more solid part is supposed to be water and the lacey (?) part of the lace (yeah, that’s not confusing at all) is the air. Or it could be the opposite). The picture is oddly yellow, the actual lace is crisp white. My favourite lace so far, in fact. It was fun to make and I just think it’s beautiful. I’ll get the pattern and make more to line a handkerchief or a dress hem or something. I think that would be lovely.

Now I’ve started a new lace, a cabled one. We are merely acquinted so far so I don’t know how I like it yet but I’ll find out.

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I just love how a lace pillow with a lace in progress looks. So intricate and complex in it’s simplicity. Just a few bobbins and thread and they create the most amazing things. It’s really exciting!