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Love Sunshine

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Lace edging free pattern

antique piece of lace
lace rollMy friend and neighbor JoDee had this piece of antique lace.  She knows I like all things handmade and vintage so she brought it over for me to see it.   She was kind and let me borrow it for a few months until I had time to sit down and copy it.   She had a few yards of it and she plans on sewing it to a dress.   I figured it was a pretty simple pattern but elegant so I wanted to copy it and figured others might like it too.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day 4: in the pink dress and slip

dress front
There are two of these dresses that came with matching slips this is the first of the two.
dress and slip

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 3:2 for 1 heirloom dresses

yoke on blue
This is next 2 dresses that I have to show.  Yes they are vintage store bought  dresses but they are family heirlooms meaning I did not buy them the previous generation or the one before that did not sure which.
center hem on blu

Adding filet rose lace to hem

finished hem
About a week ago I was at a thrift shop and bought this skirt it is an Ann Taylor skirt linen with rayon embroidery and rayon lining.  I really liked the embroidery on it but I wanted it a little longer.
embroidery on skirt

Friday, July 27, 2012

Day 2 heirloom white dress

front yoke
This lovely little white dress.  Does have some wear damage under one sleeve is torn.

August RPLAL free pattern

Here is the pattern for the August RPLAL free pattern.It is for an edging of a small square doily.  But also maybe used as a collar on a small child’s knit or crochet dress.

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August RPLAL

If you like my blog and the free patterns and tutorials and want to say thank you I have a wish list on ravelry of patterns I would like to make.
Thank you in advance for being kind and
saying thank you back.

Love Sunshine But please do not feel like you have to

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 1 heirloom sewing slip

Here are some recent additions to the dresses that I have in my families heirloom collection.  I do hope someday my grandchildren will be able to wear these dresses if for no other reason than to have them wear them for photos.
tagI am going to be posting items for about 6 or 7 days of heirloom baby items again.  Parts of these dresses are hand done and parts are machine made but all are commercial bought dresses but not recently.  I am guessing the late 1940's but they could be as new as the late as the mid 1970's.  Hard to tell as the original owner can not tell me.

hem detail

1 Pair finished

front and back cuffback side

My daughter finished making the pair of lace gloves she was making for herself.  I believe she is happy with them.  They came out better than she thought they would so that is good.   She has never made a pair of gloves before so as a first attempt she did real well and no help from me. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

gloves, gloves , gloves

there are 3 pairs of lace gloves under construction currently in my home

Pair number 1 by me

irish gloves threadbook photo irish glovesThis pair of gloves my daughter wanted to make but she kept getting hung up on the pattern so i decided to work them for me instead.  When she saw them half way done she realized what her mistake was and it was a simple one.  She had just forgotten to turn her work is all.  At the end of each round and go back and fourth instead of around the hand. She did not give up on making gloves but went to another pair for starters.  The photo at the left is what they look like in the book.   Below is where I am on them as of last night.  As you can see part way through one glove and a little started on the second glove.  Have not even started the cuffs yet.  These are supposed to be size 60 thread but I am doing them in size 50 hope they still work out ok I have a tight tension going so it should.
irish gloves under construction

Pair number 2 by my 14 year old daughter...

Friday, July 20, 2012

two done out of three February RPLAL

I have one more of these to finish. The cupid is not yet done but it will be soon but i will not be using variegated thread on that one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A RPL project finished / not finished

This is from when I was teaching years and years ago at the West Jordon Stitching Corner. It was set up as a sampler for the class I had a few made so I was prepared for different classes. Also so so I did not have to take the time in class to bast and finish that many threads.

Revisiting the February RPLAL

I had these in a state of half done since the last time I posted them for the group I am going to try and finish all three today and get them posted in the next few days will see how that goes.  But I do have one of the three done now.  I used variegated thread to do the filling stitches I sort of have mixed feelings as to how well it came out.   Might have been better to stay solid colors but this is what I did and I always have the option of making more.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Revisiting the Pansy square from April

pansies started
I am trying to go back and get some of these other patterns finished just so all of you ( in the group) and on here have  a sort of visual of what they could look like done.  Of course you do not have to use the same filling stitches as me or even the same cord.  This is just an idea for you to expand upon.  I am using scrapes from other projects as pansies come in all kinds of colors and sizes.  So I am also mixing up the size of the cords because of the scraps and hope it does not distract from the piece too much but adds to it.  I plan on this being a center piece on a dinning table (well that is my thought for now) at Easter or Mother's day so I think the colors will go well with those holidays.

Romanian Point Lace centerpiece

This pattern was featured in Piecework magazine March / April 1998.  So it is out of print but if you are interested in making one the old magazine can still be had on line if you look around a bit.  The author of the pattern is Sylvia Murari.

Update: funny when I posted the above link this morning there was 10 of these mags on ebay  there is 2 left is that my fault they disappeared so fast wow.  If so my blog does more than I think it did.  I will leave the link as others may post more in the future there and this will still find them.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July RPLAL finished with video

sideHere are the two flower centers I promised.  Had a crazy week and the time to take the video when no children were around never seemed to happen.  I don't like to make videos when there is the possibility of people, TV or radio talking in the background.  But sometimes it just can not be helped.  Luckily the whole house was asleep when I made this video.  So no phone or door bell in the back ground.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pink pearl cotton glove repair

 This gloved all the way from the other side of the United States to my home for me to repair it.  It is not what i would actually call a hole even though you can see one.  When I inspected it, it is actually  a runner like you get in stockings , and knitting but this is crochet.  Most people do not know you can get them in crochet too.  But in crochet it is a dropped yo.  So when the person who created this many years ago was making the double crochet she actually missed the loop and it was left hanging sort of tight connected by the pressure of the other stitches around it but in time with wear and washing it worked its way free and started to run.

Monday, July 09, 2012

more filling stitches for July RPLAL

center fillingI worked on this some over the weekend not as much as I would have liked as I was not feeling good most of the weekend.Below in the read more area are the links to these stitches and others posted below and a video too.twisted bars

I also worked the background filling stitches.  A lot of times I will use wrapped brides for the filling in the back ground but I wanted this more open and lacier there so I just did twisted ones. I also worked on odd and even spirals. I set a small piece free from the pattern so you could see the background I hope a little better.

 Romanian European Macramé & Point Lace & Crochet. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Popcorn stitch afghan repair work

good block
I lady came by on the 5th to show me three afghans she needed cleaned and repaired.  This is the first one I am working on and probably the worse one in dirt.  Three tub fulls of water to get this one to come mostly clean.  Looked light tan when I got it.  Looks light ecru now.  This is why I highly recommend cleaning before repair or the repair will look nothing like the afghan after it is cleaned.

more progress on July RPLAL

round doily
 I wish I had picked either a darker yellow or a pale green for the leaves as they do not stand out well  hopefully they will be better once they are not on a white background.  I am using basic faggoting for the petals and leaves.  But please feel free to use fancier stitches I am trying to get caught up with all of the months.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Wheat Stitched Cord Bolero vest revisited

1/4 finished with needle lace filling
A few years back (about 6 years) I was working on bolero vest and it got set a side I worked on it some a recently while on my trip in Mexico and this is the progress I made on it.  It is using the Wheat stitch cord I posted a few days ago about but this cord was made about 7 years ago.  I hope to get this done at some point in my life sometimes I just have no deadlines on things I make just for fun so they happen when they happen. I hope it will fit me then if it doesn't well I have 3 daughters who are always happy to claim anything I have made as their own to wear.  So it will not go to waist when ever it is finished.  this is Antique thread I am using here both for the cord and the filling stitches.  Which is a lot heavier than I usually use  so this vest has a more textured feel to it which I like

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Progress on July's RPLAL

all cord is basted and ready to finish tails

I have all the rings made and basted down as I do all the cord.   I use a sharp needle for this "sharp being the name of the needle".  I have yet to weave in all the tails which I use a very dull needle for a crewel or tapestry needle.  I let my oldest daughter pick what would be the filling threads of the lace.  Tutorial on how to baste down the cord.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Wreath RPLAL July on paper

all of pattern on paper
If you are doing this months project you should be basting down the cord.  here is the progress I have made 14.5 yards of cord a little extra is always good.  Plus since I still need to go back and do most of the previous months I can use the extra on pansy ones.  Also if you noticed I have this on paper this time around it is faster for me than tracing so I am doing it this way but it means I can not use the pattern as many times as I would usually.  It is covered with clear contact paper to give it added strength plus it is also like having a hoop on the pattern when you do this.  If you look real close you can tell I just printed out 4 copies of the pattern cut them close to the edge and taped them in place on top of each other then laid the contact paper over them to hold it all together well.  You may have also noticed there is no paper in the center of this that is to make it easier to manipulate the patter while stitching.
wreath pattern
how to make the cord
cord romanian point lace

number 1 today on ravelry.. Happy 4th of July

This was a fun thing to wake up to the cord being number 1 and the necklace at 36 this morning thank you everyone and I hope you have a lovely 4th of July mine was great just seeing this.

Be safe today with your fireworks.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

RPL Wheat Grain cord free pattern

This is a Romanian point lace cord It does not unravel from both ends but it does add nice texture to your lace pieces.

size 10 thread
size 10 hook

In want of a cameo... free necklace pattern

I have loved cameos since I was a little girl.  My Vova (grandmother)wore the first one I ever saw.  I have loved them ever since.  Several people in my life have owned cameos the old style hand carved.  I always admired those and loved them.  Recently several relatives passed and I wanted the cameo's to remember them by but others did as well so I passed on all of them.  A friend of mine was talking to me and knew my love of them and the cameos she gave me one her husband had given to her before they got married given to her between 45 and 50 years ago (while dating before they got married)the type I love and are hand carved. See left photo to see how special it is a very pretty cream colored cameo with a amber background. This is now a treasured possession of mine from a friend of over 13 years who loved me enough to give what should be a family heirloom in her family to me.  That being said I am nervous to wear it as the clasp is weak and has fallen from my clothes a few times so now it sits where I can admire it and awaits me taking  it to a jeweler so I can wear it and not have fear of losing such a precious memento.

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