Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Yup! That's what time has been doing for me... just whooshing by!

With some nice days, I've been outside doing some needed yard work. Raking out my asparagus bed, trimming lilacs, that sort of thing. I'm not much of an outdoorsy type person, so I have to do this stuff before it gets too hot, or the bugs start attacking. Then I'm back inside. I burn easily, so have never been one to stay out too long.

I have hardly stamped at all in the last few weeks. Pretty much just the card samples for my classes. Here are the ones we'll be doing this week.

The rose card has a strip of hand-crocheted lace edging that I made.

The lace is another thing that I've been working on. I have a bunch of pearl cotton (mostly partially used balls) that was either given to me or I picked up in rummage sales years ago. Sometimes I would buy a bag of crochet cotton and they were in the bag. It's not something I normally use for crocheting because the twist on the thread is looser than regular crochet cotton, so it's easier for the hook to get caught between the fibers. I wanted to use it up, so I thought the little bits of lace edgings would be a good way to do that. I found a couple of easy patterns and have just been using up each bit of color.

I've been making them about 6" long, so they are just right for a card. You can wrap the ends around to the back like a piece of ribbon. I've also done some to fit the shorter width of the card. These are just a few of the ones I've made.

I have really been trying to use up things that I have rather than buy more stuff, so I can reduce some of my clutter and be more organized. I know that this is just a tiny bit, but it helps. It's probably a bigger push for me mentally more than anything. Cleaning and clearing out little by little. Not that I don't still buy stuff, but I have certainly cut back.

Thank you for stopping by today. Be blessed.


crib said...

I love the laces a lot! They are so colorful and the design is so pretty!

Starla said...

Oh to be so talented to make your own lace!! Very clever use of the thread!

katou said...

The lace are so beautiful and it looks so nice on the card.
Great job.
Thank you again for your birthday wishes you sent me on splitcoaststampers.