Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lace

I love it.
In all forms.
But especially in a field and on the needles.



I love the way it starts as a messy heap, 

pre-blocking


and then emerges into something so pretty. 

Shetland Tea Shawl, Dale Long
from Meg Swanson's  A Gathering of Lace 



Sometimes we must be patient and wait for the beauty all things to show itself, 


           no matter how unsettled 
           

it seems in the process.

Much Love,
Joan

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17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how very pretty! both nature's and yours!

Lynne said...

Oh my, how lovely . . . and such patience and talent . . . amazing!

Buttons said...

Oh Joan your words ring true and that is just beautiful. Hugs xo B

Meg said...

Oh Joan it's gorgeous!! And a beautiful post too!

Sue ~ Granny's World said...

That is beautiful. How long did it take you?

Barbara at Knitting | Work in Progress said...

Truly lovely. Thanks for sharing your words, your pictures and your knitting.

Changes in the wind said...

Pretty...good job.

Kathryn Ray said...

Incredible transformation!

I love the message, and the patience it must have taken to make this wonderful piece.

Debbie said...

omgoodness, it is just gorgeous!! and i really love your images today!!!!

some say this is a lost art, i disagree, i see you do as well!! what wonderful talent you have!!!

Cathy H. said...

I love this! A wonderful comparison of nature and art! The shawl is exquisite!

Nancy Reinke said...

Beautiful, Joan. I admire your creative gift, both in needlework and prose. Have a great weekend. ~ Nancy

Andria said...

Just.....WOW. What a gorgeous FO you have. Lovely pictures.

Hetty said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the soft wheat color of this shawl. Hetty from www.stonehouseworkshop.com

WonderWhyGal said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

Debby Ray said...

I love this...the lace against the rustic fence just makes my heart go pitter patter :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, you are so very talented, the lace is beautiful!
Patti

thecrazysheeplady said...

Holy Moly!!! That is gorgeous!!!!!!!