Monday, November 4, 2013


Here we are safely in Florida.  House looked good and no problems.  We have a couple of wonderful neighbours who walk around checking outside and inside over the summer and would let us know if there was a problem.

We arrived Sunday night so have been here a week.  Beautiful weather until yesterday which was a rainy day - much needed even though it rains all summer.  Never have figured that one out.

I have shopped about 4 times and still finding things I need.  Thursday Harv and I went over to the flea/farmers market we usually go to and stocked up there.  I told myself I would not buy much until I came across this gal with two suitcases full of lace pieces.

I am assuming this is a collar.  It is very stiff and rigid after being OXY soaked and then washed in hot water.

This pretty piece I could not resist because of the Irish crochet flowers.  I am a sucker for this type of crochet.

Here is a closeup of one of the flowers.

This gorgeous piece measures 8 ft around.  It was cut off something which I assume was a round tablecloth.

Here is a closeup of the actual crochet.  It is 6" or more deep.  Can you imagine the lady who crocheted thisbeautiful piece for her tablecloth.  Hopefully somone or myself will use it in a good repurposing way.

The gal told me she has a lot more and will bring more next week.  I think I had better stay home or I will have to open a store to get rid of all this lace I have collected.  It gets to be a disease.  BUT all the above and a very pretty broderie anglaise collar and cuffs only cost me 7.00.  The collar and cuffs are in my fridge dampened down for when I next iron.  I will probably use them in Karen Ruane's
Simply Stitch 3 which is starting this Friday.  Can hardly wait to see what this next stitching will bring.  This is going to be 12 weeks long with 2 weeks off at Christmas then continuing in January.
Come join in and become addicted like the rest of Karen's fans.


Acorn to Oak said...

What a deal! They're all beautiful! I bet it was a lot of fun going through them all. I look forward to seeing what you do with them. Enjoy!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Glad you arrived safely and have already been feeding your white addiction. Can't wait to start playing with Karen again!

Createology said...

Such lovely laces and at an unbelievable price. I know you will enjoy creating with them. What has happened to Sunshiny Florida? Creative Bliss Dear...

Mosaic Magpie said...

The collar is beautiful and all the others are too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh wow you had me at lace pieces!!! I could never resist that! If you PLan a trip down to Orange Tree let me know and I will meet you there


Maggi said...

You always seem to find such wonderful things. Enjoy the class.

Cyra said...

Oh beautiful lace pieces. What a treasure haul that was.

Vicki Boster said...

It must be so nice to be in sunny Florida:) it's sure freezing where I am.

You've got some lovely lace pieces to enjoy-- they truly are treasures! Great finds--