and an out of time...
my time out involved putting aside my class and quilt show projects and getting my samples done for my upcoming "adding embroidery to your quilts class"
i first started combining the two about 15 years ago
crazy quilting was where i began, using beautiful and richly coloured velvets, satins, brocades and such
and then i moved on to crazy quilting with only ivory/cream cottons and pale, pale embroidery thread
next came traditional piecework with embroidered seams
now it's free-style embroidery, taking motifs and designs from your fabric
playing with line and filling combinations
diligent as i tried to be, working away on stitch samples, my eye kept straying to the table, where my lace project lay.... it was only half-tacked when i showed it to you
a glance or two, and then i was playing with it.... folding a piece this way, tucking a strip that way
coaxing open spaces, and overlapping for added texture
getting more distracted by the minute, i finally gave in and played on my machine for a while
i can't remember the last time i learned something new and loved it this much
the merest bit of lace can add the most amazing detail
the only trouble with this is that i like it so much i am really afraid of messing it up with the needlework embellishment
it's making me think i really should make another one - you know, a not as nice one, that i won't be afraid to mess up - something not even remotely pretty....
do you think that's even possible with lace????