Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I just love lace.....or in this case, lacy trims!
These were some recent purchases; crocheted lace trimmed doilies.........
Ahhh.....so pretty. (Can you see my reflection in the silver creamer? Ha ha....No matter where I stood, I was reflected...blue sweats and all!)
This one I put on top of the piano in the hall........ Look at those gorgeous roses!
This one was extra tight and extra thick....it must have taken a hundred years to make!!!! (Well, if it was me making it, maybe it would have!)
I have never tried thread crochet. Years ago I bought a pattern book at a rummage sale that had some patterns for thread crochet; doilies, a tablecloth etc. I looked at the pattern instructions and thought my head was going to explode. The intricacy! The delicacy! I presume you have to keep your tension very tight when doing thread crochet; my tension is not so good because my hands get tired so fast.
Needless to say, I never made anything in the pattern book and I don't think I even own it anymore!
Oh well, when I can buy these beautiful vintage labors of love, made by much more patient people than I, and only have to pay less than $10 usually for these.....that is worth it!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be joining Faded Charm for White Wednesday this week!