Sunday, January 19, 2014

No I am not starting a project. This is what happens when I can't find what I did wrong. This is a result of retrolacing. I could not find where I made my mistake so I had to undo it all. So since I don't want to waste the thread they are hanging on a hapkin holder that one of my children made in school. The masking tape with the guilty child's name has come off so I don't know which chicklet made it...but it works wonderful to hand my bobbins on and make them behave before they get to work again on another piece of lace. 
   Tomorrow there is no school because it is Martin Luthur King's Day...so all of the chicklets will be with me. I think I might either work on either my Bucks Point Edging or my Shamrock Torchon edging. ...I am thinking the torchon one right now.                                                                                                           

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I just finished painting these large Square Santa Claus bobbins. These are the last I am painting for Christmas which has come and gone. In this picture the bobbins are in the same order but turned four times so you can see each side. All the Santa Clauses (since I hand painted them)  each have their very own personalities. They are all for sale. If anyone one is interested in buying any please send me a message.  When the three are gone they are gone.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I have been painting Santa Claus bobbins. There are three Santa Clauses going around the bobbin. There is also a saying in spiral going around that says. "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" . What would Santa be without the presents for every good boy and girl so there are presents with a few jolly Ho Hos.  These bobbins look very Christmasy which I use my Christmas themed bobbins year around just like I listen to Celtic Christmas music year around. :) The last bobbin with the varnish and bird in cage spangle is at present on ebay. I just listed it. There are only a few others of this bobbin. If you are interested in buying one please let me know. When they are gone they will be gone. These were lots of fun to paint and very vibrate. All the other bobbins in the picture also have their varnish and bird cage spangle ready to go to another home amd make some pretty lace.  Here is the URL for the ebay listing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171215370324#ht_118wt_1009

Monday, December 23, 2013

Here is my Carrickmacross Lace Christmas Card that I designed and just finished making wishing you all a Happy Christmas Celebration and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas is coming pretty fast here. I thought I would share a picture of the lastest bobbin I painted and is on ebay right now. It will be up tomorrow Dec.19th. I also plan on painting a Santa one too...I am going to call that one "Santa Is Coming To Town" . There will be a parade of Santas on the bobbin. Not sure when I am going to paint that one.
   So here is the picture of the bobbin that is on ebay right now.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Hello all. Last evening I finished painting my Christmas Tree Bobbins. Today I will start to put their sealing coats on.
   We will start with the head of the bobbin. On here I painted a big Tree Top Star ( you know the ones what blink in colors). Then we moved down to the top portion of the body. Here I have ornaments painted in Joy, Love, Happiness and Peace ( which I painted the Peace Sign on this ornament).  Then there is two bands of silver and gold with the words Merry Christmas. Now you move to the main body of the bobbin. Here you will see a ornament that says Silent Night ( I have an old ornament  like this) and many other ornaments. I have also added beaded gold garland, silver tinsel. All of the bobbins have the same ornaments and are pretty much the same ( as close as they can be when painted by hand that is).  On the tail of the bobbin is a snowman on one side and a snowflake on the other side. It took me forever to paint these bobbins...like hours and hours in the chair at the table...but now they are done.
   I also found out from Stitcher's Village ( a site for those that stitch) I won the "RedBook of Sampler of Stitches" So I am excited about that.
   Anyhow...here is the picture of my bobbins for you to look at. By the way...I am not done painting but I am thinking of taking the day off and work on something else that I have started.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hello all. I have been painting more bobbins. This time they were for our Thanksgiving holiday here in the states. On the square one you see a painted turkey and above it says...Gobble, Gobble Me Up. Next to the turkey it says...Got Turkey?  Just a bit of humor...these bobbins I believe are spoken for but if you want one you can write to me and I can paint you one too. I am going to be starting painting Christmas /or Wintery bobbins soon. First I am going to get my lace done that I am sending to someone in a Christmas Lace Card exchange. So what do you think of  my Gobble, Gobble Me Up bobbins.