Not the actual blues but the color blue for a winter scissor fob for my mother. I am doing so many involved projects right now and needed to do something I could finish quickly. I needed a 'finish fix'.
Aren't the snowman and snowflake charms adorable. She collects snowmen.
I finally found long eye pins to create a fob for her with the beads I had purchased. I love the long blue bead between the others but it would not fit on the eye pins I already had. The silver beads look like snowballs, don't they?
I am working on a short fob to attach to my tapestry bag I use for my stitching threads and will share a photo of it later.
As you know, I love lace. Here is a photo of just a few of my lace bobbins from all over the world.
I get together once a month with two friends who also make bobbin lace. We are starting a new project to make a pinkeep using lace we will make ourselves. The pinkeep will be double~sided. We are starting with the side which will have some stitching. We all three decided on various patterns.
Dentelles et Rubans by Anne Van Damme is the most wonderful book. If you love lace, you will love this book full of lace patterns to cross stitch. I am using a pattern from this book for one side of my pinkeep.
I am using a portion of one of the samplers. I will stitch about 7 of the decorative rows to give the effect of a Dutch band (row) sampler. I will show you more as I progress...