Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The lacemaker's prayer

"Lord, let me grow old like beautiful lace, cherished and treasured and care for with grace."

This is a Slovanian type of lace called 'Idrija'. It is a kind of tape lace that is made using only about six pairs of bobbins. I really enjoy making this kind of lace. The pattern meanders back and forth until you come back to where you start and bind off.

You can enlarge to photo to see the lace closer up.


Anonymous said...

Heidi, What an elegant corner you have created. It looks so inviting with the cup all ready for afternoon tea perhaps.
Thanks for the invitation into your lovely home.


Anonymous said...

The lace is very beautiful, Heidi! And you've captured it in such a lovely setting! I love the quote as well.

Vicky said...

Heidi, the lacemaker's prayer is so beautifully written. It really touches my heart. Your writing corner is lovely and peaceful. If you weren't so far away, I'd come and sit for awhile!