Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Been out of town...and a few lace pictures

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

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.


  1. Oh my gosh, Lisa, you made all this lace on your embroidery machine? That is incredible! Wow!!!

  2. Hi Allison, Yes, all on my Viking SE/LE. I love making freestanding lace! lol...I have to put the machine away from where I am in the sewing room though. It's absolutely mesmerizing to watch the machine make the lace and I can't get anything else done!

  3. Wow, those look spectacular! So many possibilities...........