Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Teeny tiny tea

I have been absent for a few weeks, ill and feeling the winter blues. Today I am feeling quite out of breath, but I will persist!
Yesterday, I felt quite well and I did a little bobbin lace, which I had found in a shelf when I was tidying the other day.
It is just a little bookmark, which I love making because there is no sewing in at the end.  I started bobbin lace, probably 25 years ago, so no matter how long I leave it between projects, I still remember what to do as I have been doing it so long!
Here is a close up of the book mark in progress.  I am a fair way further along than this, now.
and guess what I found hanging from one of the bead weights? (which are called spangles, by the way.)
A tiny little tea pot that I had forgotten I had!

Linking with Elizabeth at Alteredbooklover for T for Tuesday.  Go on over and look at her lovely flowering tea!


  1. good to see you back on your blog and feeling better. Bobbin lace is looking very pretty, not something I have tried, looks so complicated although people say it is not.

  2. So very pretty AND so very complicated looking. Amazing that you never forget how to do it no matter how much time passes.. :) Love the teapot too! Hugs! deb

  3. Welcome back...wow that is one amazing art that I dont have patience for so I admire people who can do it. such a delicate piece
    Bridget #1

  4. Hope each day finds you feeling better and better!
    Your lace making is fantastic...
    what an art that is and fun how that teapot appeared ;-)
    Happy T Day
    you take care

  5. I hope the Summertime is cheering you up :)

    That tiny little teapot! How sweet! Your lace looks so delicate and complicated. I'll bet it'll make a treasure of a bookmark.

  6. Hoping you feel better each day. That is really intricate work and just gorgeous! I don't have that kind of patience. Love that darling tiny tea pot. Happy T day to you!

  7. I've not heard of the winter blues, but I've heard of SAD, where people are affected by lack of daylight in winter. Perhaps turning on more lights and, if you have one, using a full spectrum lamp might help. I hope you feel better soon, because we have missed you.

    I am in AWE of this artform. I've heard of it, but never seen it before. Now I know what it looks like (grin). Very complicated and complex, but you always tackle things I would not.

    Thanks for sharing your tiny teapot with us for T this Tuesday.

  8. oh my goodness, your lace is Spectacular! so amazing...it just would be a tangle of knots if I tried that! do hope you are feeling more cheery soon. E has a good suggestion about light bulbs that are daylight spectrum. also, I love music and that makes me feel better when I'm down. have a lovely T day and hope you are smiling soon!

  9. Bobbin lace looks complicated and it appears you are doing a great job. That little tea pot is perfect for a T Tuesday post.


  10. Sweet little teapot!
    I carry around embroidery with me, that sometimes takes years to finish.
    I'm not in a rush.

  11. OMG that lace work looks so hard to do but that teapot is so cute, thanks for sharing.

    Happy Tuesday
    Hugs Eliza

  12. Glad to hear your feeling a little better.
    Is this anything like tatting? It is just fantastically beautiful!!! So many of the old hand crafts are dying, it is wonderful to see that some people are still keeping them alive.

    Love the little tea pot charm.
    Have a great week.

  13. Hello and Happy T Day. Sorry to hear your not feeling well, hope you get better soon.

    WOW, that tiny teapot is the sweetest and that lace is gorgous, what fun you are having.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. That tiny tea pot is gorgeous
    Hope you will feel much better soon
    Have a great week

  15. OMGosh! That looks so intensely complicated!! But turns out so beautiful. Wow!
    Hope you are feeling better soon. Happy T-Day! :)

  16. Wow - your lace is gorgeous! And what a charming little teapot. Happy T-day and wishing you a feel-good week.

  17. Your lace bookmark is gorgeous!!! It looks so intricate and must take a lot of patience. Hope you feel better soon.

  18. Sorry to hear you were feeling poorly. Hope each day brings you closer to 100%.
    That lace making looks so difficult!! I can't even imagine....Good for you!!!

  19. Good to see you up and around! Love the little lace bookmark! Wish I knew how to do that...must add to my bucket list.

  20. Happy T-Day!
    Glad to hear you are feeling a little better. I've heard people up in Seattle, WA has the winter blues too from having too many rainy over cast winters.
    That bobbin lace looks complicated but definitely beautiful. And what a cute little tea pot.

  21. This craft has always fascinated me. You seem to have a lot of talents, Vicki and it is amazing how you remember to do this. Love the little teapot charm!


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