Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Postcard from Val and more

Today I received my Calendar Girls August postcard from Val and it is so beautiful.
The two orange tulips are made from fabric made on the embellisher.
Val has borrowed an embellisher from her friend so that she can do Dale's second
workshop and these flowers are made from the first piece of fabric that she has made---and the lessons haven't even started yet.




I had sent Val some scrim and some silk fabric strips for her class and she offered to send me some of her antique lace pieces and when I opened the parcel I couldn't believe my eyes.
I was going to put them all in a pile and photograph them but I decided to show all of them to you so that you could at least appreciate just how lucky I am.
First there is this beautiful piece of fine black lace-----------


Next was this triangle in a soft green colour------


These pieces are amazing-----


So are these----



And this----




And this-----




This is sooooo beautiful------



Some more-----



Even more------




And lastly these----




I will use some of these pieces in my Crazy Quilt blocks and I am also in the process of making a fabric book that they will look wonderful in.
Thank you Val I am so moved by your generosity.

12 comments:

Homeleightigger said...

My Goodness they do look fabulous Doreen - what gorgeous pix.! I'm thrilled you like them. Val

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful laces AND beautiful card! I love antique laces but have a really hard time cutting into them to use them on blocks, even though I know they at least will be seen rather than languishing in a drawer somewhere.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

You luck girl. What fabulous lace. Look forward to spotting it in the future.
Cheers

Maureen said...

How lovely, all that gorgeous lace and the beautiful card, your spending at the show seems quite restrained, hope i can do as well as you at the Quilt fest on friday!!!

Janet said...

All those lace pieces are so pretty and delicate. What a wonderful gift!! I'm sure you'll use them in some beautiful creations of your own.

Doreen K. said...

Beautiful card from Val. And a lovely assortment of laces. I did not think you purchases were boring, they were beautiful, you did a good job of select buying.

Sandy said...

Nice postcard and great lace.

Debbi Baker said...

What a fabulous collection of lace and I just adore that postcard!!

Dot said...

Val's postcard is beautiful and what a lovely stash of lace. I know you will put it to good use!

linda stokes said...

Lucky girl Doreen! These beautiful lace pieces will be lovely in your CQ blocks.
You spent about the same as I did at our Perth fair but I was only there one day & was working.

Julie H said...

What beautiful, beautiful lace. And as someone who has been blessed by your generosity I think there is truth in the saying, what goes around comes around.

Julie said...

What beautiful lace Doreen. You will enjoying using it.

PS I hope you will soon be feeling much better.