On Saturday, June 18th, Karol and I went to
L.A.C.E. Day in Downer's Grove, Illinois.
We took a Beginning Bobbin Lace class with
Susie Johnson and Jane O'Connor.
With wonderful instruction and demonstrations, all of the students
(except me) finished their snake.
I didn't catch on to the rhythm of the bobbins for awhile.
We took a break for lunch + enjoyed chatting with Diane, Lace-Lovin' Librarian, and members of the L.A.C.E. chapter.
Went back to our pillows + bobbins, (was so hot in that room!)
and I think it was easier for me to work the pattern
after we took a break.
Opted to un-pin before completing.
In addition to talking with Diane and Karol ....
Late in the day, was introduced to three other bloggers: Gina (blogging at Threads of a Tatting Goddess and Poems of Lace & Embroidery), Marilee (blogging at Yarn Player blog) , and Sue Anna (new to me blog Sue Anna's Blog).
If you haven't already, check out their blogs!!
As for the Illinois Lace event - job well done : ) What a friendly and knowledgeable group.
For more information, see their web site (direct link: www.lacemakersofillinois.org)
Now that the snake is off the pillow -- I'm not sure how to complete this project without the pillow, bobbins, etc.! I had found some silk pins at Erica's in South Bend. I may use some spoolies that I bought in LaPorte at House of Stitches. Perhaps with the few bobbins I have and the spoolies I can finish. I don't have much more to do.
I have a pillow - not a lace pillow, but might be good enough to finish this little thing.
Did I mention the new things that I purchased?
is the Commemorative Bobbin
for the event.