First I want to say a big, big THANK YOU! to everyone that has visited my blog and left such lovely comments. It's so nice that so many of you took the time to take a look :-)
I've hardly been home the last three days, having a big family get together for my husband Steve's side of the family in Humboldt, Iowa (1 1/2 hour drive) on Sunday, worked all day Monday and taught a class that evening. Tuesday we were back to Humboldt for a dinner in honor of Steve's aunt and uncle who celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. Whew...I am ready for a few evenings at home.
I've got a few odd pictures of some freestanding lace ornaments and motifs that I've made recently. They were made on my Huskavarna/Viking Designer SE/embroidery machine. I got my machine last summer and have enjoyed making Venice-type lace motifs with designs from Criswell Embroidery http://www.criswell-emb.com/
The pictures are bad, taken quickly before I had to take the snowflake ornaments to Humboldt to share. I'll be keeping the smaller moifs for embellishing cq blocks. As time allows, I hope to experiment with rayon dyes to see how my homemade motifs take the dye.
The image below shows a FSL doily in progress. It still needs to be sewn together and to have the wash away stablizer removed.
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