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I Was Unpacking At the Shop

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So, if you didn’t know, I’ve been asked to partner in a knitting shop. I’m terribly sorry if I start talking about the shop ALL THE TIME. I’ll try to contain myself. 🙂 It’s been exciting and fun and an awful lot of work. That is also part of what is keeping me from posting as much as I used to, but I’m trying to make up for that now with lots of posts with all of the pictures I’ve been saving.

So! Back to my story. I was unpacking at the shop. We had a shipment in from Handy Hands and I was sooooo excited because it’s the tatting thread. All of the lovely tatting thread and you know how I love my tatting and my tatting thread. I had most of the items out of the box when I turned around and someone had jumped in the box.

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Kokomo was in the box. Not just in the box; she was playing in the box. What could she play with in that box? Tatting shuttles. The cat loves tatting shuttles. She took advantage of my unpacking to bat them around the box and play with them while still in their packages. One of these days I’m going to shoot a video of me tatting with Kokomo on my lap. She likes to bat the shuttle when I drop it. lol

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There she goes again. Chasing the shuttle. Ha!

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A Sneakity Peak

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Kokomo likes to monopolize my lap sometimes. Especially when I have other things to do. And even more especially when I am on my laptop at the shop.

As she was being so convenient of a lap-block, I decided to use her as the backdrop to show you a sneak peak of a design I’m doing for the Tenceltown Yarn Club. That is all you can have right now though. Just a sneak peak.


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Mediterranean Knotted Lace

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This is what I have been working on for a few weeks. It is a Mediterranean Knotted Lace motif. In fact, I have another little motif on the needle (as it were) and I’m hoping to finish it soon. For my first pieces, they are all right. If I can just practice this a bit more, I might even have some even stitching.


We Came, We Saw, We Demo’ed

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being one of several gals who demonstrated at the Yamhill County Fair. Alice happens to volunteer there every year, so we have the opportunity to demonstrate.

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The gals brought some lovely lace pieces to show off. Here are several lovely examples of Mediterranean Knotted Lace.

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Some bobbin lace.

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Lots and lots of bobbin lace.

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However, there were many different laces represented in the competition.

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Here are most of the gals with their pillows and bobbin lace.

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And here is Elena, working on her Mediterranean Knotted Lace.  Yes, she did crack the whip on me and I had to remember how to do all of those stitches I learned last month.  Then she taught me a few new ones.  And on Monday night, I took another class with her and she cracked the whip again.  “Just 2 more rounds, Kelli.” Ha.


Northwest Lace Conference Part 4

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I took the knotted lace flower class from Elena Dickson. I managed to finish my flower by the second day of classes. So then I played with knotted lace edgings, making tubes, chains, and beading chains. This is the only piece that I took a photo for though.

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When I was talking to Lauren about coming to visit me for the lace conference, I discovered that there was another Lauren Snyder signed up for the conference. So, we had to take a photo of the 2 Lauren Snyders. What is even more entertaining is that they are both tatters. 🙂

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I took one selfie with Lauren. Only 1. We were at the banquet. We are starting to look a little tired in this photo.

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The center pieces at the banquet were made by the members of the Portland Lace Society.  The theme was rainbows and butterflies, so each centerpiece had rainbows and butterflies.  Most of the pieces were made in bobbin lace or tatting, but I know there were also knotted lace butterflies.

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I’m not sure which group this is, but the gal in the middle won the quilt.  She was a bit overwhelmed.

 


Northwest Lace Conference Part 3

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There are just a few more pieces of the Northwest Lace Conference that I wanted to share. This is the quilt that was made by a member and raffled off. The butterflies were all made by members of the Portland Lace Society. There are many different types of lace represented on the quilt and it was lovely.

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Lauren and I were looking pretty chipper that first day. Each day we were a little more tired though. Those long days and short nights took their toll.

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We rode with Jean and Shirley, so I took their photo. Somewhat unawares I think.

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The lace contest had several entries.  The themes were original pattern and contest theme.  I think.  Anyway.  I enjoyed seeing all of the entries and the creativity that went with them.

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Then there were the display pieces.

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So many different kinds of lace on display.

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I have to admit that I was inspired by all of the pieces on display. Most especially by the knotted lace items as I chose to take the knotted lace flower class. It seems I have shared many photos and I will have to add one more part to my tale. So, look for part 4 tomorrow. 🙂