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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pearls and Lace Thursday Grand Haul of Lace and a New Collage

You know I just can't say NO.
They're not potato chips, nor cookies, nor are they some kind of clothing on sale.
They're LACES!!!
And these are the newest haul.

I've been busy busy busy this last week.  I've been making a huge project...
A fabric and lace collage with a Bible Verse on it:
Philippians 4:8-9
Finally brethren, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are of good report, if ther be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

I have only used the phrase "whatsoever things are" one time to save the space, but the meaning is still the same.  I have had this project in my head for AGES!  Even before I traded the craft room and the guest room back in December and January.  I used my very favorite color combination, pink and cream.
Below is the picture that shows where I am right now:  SEWING!!  BY HAND!  Each element on the word patches has been sewn on already, now I'm sewing the patches and the laces and trims all down to the foundation piece.
I have more pictures that I will share next week, and hopefully the whole collage will be finished by then!!

(by the way, I DID correct the spelling of Philippians so it would be right!!)

It's been a labor of love.  This is one of my husband's favorite verses.

Well, it's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
Be sure and join the party by clicking on the link below and adding the url code from your post so we can all have a look at your pretties!!
Hugs to each of you who joined me last week!  I have to say, you all inspire me so much!!
Hope you each have a wonderful rest of the week,

I'll be adding my link to some parties this week!
Check them out!
Mosiac Monday at
Make it Pretty Monday
Today's Thrifty Treasures at
Craftastic Link Party at
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at
The Scoop Party Monday formerly Cowboy Up
Just Something I Whipped Up
Knick of Time Tuesday
Open House Party
Cottage Garden Party
Hope in Every Season
Blissful White Wednesday
Adorned From Above
What's It Wednesday
Whatever You Want Wednesday
What We Accomplished Wednesday
Grace at Home
Time Travel Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Minute for Me Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Inspiration Friday
Thrifty Things Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Shabbylicious Friday
Potpourrie Friday
Flaunt It Friday
Pink Saturday
Sew Darn Crafty


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I have a weakness for lace too! You have some beautiful pieces and I love your new project! I can't wait to see it when you are done...hugs, Penny

Heirloom treasures said...

Doni,I so want to make one of these now. You do inspire me. But oh to find lace like you do,it's so beautiful. Can't wait to see the end result. Have you ever made a crazy quilt using your laces? it would be magical. xx Have a nice day

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Such eye candy, Doni!! So yummy! Thanks for hosting :) ~Pernilla

Sarah said...

This is a big project! I know you will enjoy the process of making this collage with all your pretty laces.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh my goodness...what a delightful project!! You are amazing!!

Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Doni, your laces are really beautiful and your new project is amazing!
Thanks for hosting!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

April D said...

You have so many gorgeous laces to choose from!
That's one of my favorite verses.

Thanks for hosting!

Trisha said...

All that lace is so dreamy!! Thanks for letting me join in!


Melanie said...

My beautiful friend, you inspire me so !
Your new lace haul is spectacular and I particulary adore the ruffled lace it is STUNNING. I am so happy that you were the one to come by these treasures because I know just how excited you would have been when you spotted them.
Your project is beautiful and is has much meaning so it's even more special. Can't wait to see the finished product xoxo

Jeanne said...

I share your love of lace, and I love that you are creating something new with them. I'm looking forward to seeing the result.


Sew Can Do said...

What a lovely idea and so much easier than cross stitch or embroidering all the words!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...What a lovely post. Such pretty laces, bits and bobs!
I love to focus on the beautiful verse you have shared on difficult days. God always uses His beautiful Word to speak to me and encourage me.
Thank you for sharing such a sweet post and thank you for hosting, my dear friend.
Carolynn xo

Tina said...

beautiful post! i love lace

Jeanne said...

Doni, Thank you for identifying the lace type in the needlework sample on black. (The tape lace or turtle lace).
When I bought the large doily I thought it was tatting, then I decided parts seemed like crochet. Then I just became uncertain that I could identify tatting or anything. Are you sure it's tatting? If you open the image in a new window, you will see it in hugely magnified detail. I tried tatting for about 3 hours total in my life and decided it was TOO SLOW.

I love your huge collection, and hope you will identify things for me periodically, and correct my mistakes. I have many more lace pieces, although not the volumes you have.

I love lace.


Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Doni,
It's me again. I just read you dear comment and wanted to respond.
I would love to see your Grandmother's compote...and, especially in red. My very favorite color has been RED for many years.
Thanks for your thoughtful blog and comments.
Carolynn xo

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Love all your pretty lace. Thanks for hosting!


Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I can't wait to see more pictures! Is this something you would frame or more like a throw for a chair? Just gorgeous!

Thanks for the party! I'm a little late linking up today. Hope you're having a nice night. This week's Homemaking Linkup is up and I would love to have you join, if you haven’t already.

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Melanie said...

Doni, if you thought my blog was full of surprises, pop over and see what I have posted today.....giggle xoxoxo

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You have an amazing collection of lace!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!


Eclectic Red Barn said...

Lace, I can't get enough of it. Love your blog and all of your lace pictures. Can't wait to see your finished your collage.
I am your newest follower,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a beautiful collection of lace!! Wowzers! Just beautiful! I love lace too.


Mom E. said...

I have a hard time saying no to lace as well, I want to do shopping with you! where in the world do you find so many at one time? I obviously don't know where to go!
Gotta find out!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Me again!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment!! It made my day!!


Stan and Jody Gabara said...
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Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for always stopping by with your wonderful comment!

Love, Jody

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

I love your blog I will be back you make me do some thinking .Love your lace .I want to use some on special projects.I do projects all the time but not a one that is special. Thank You

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I love all that lace ~ so romantic!

Mom E. said...

Okay, Doni,
I LOVE that laces in your bottom picture....can you give that to me in a giveaway! LOL...I'll trade you for something! I PROMISE!
Hugs to you,

Kirsty Girl said...

Loving all that lace!

The Charm of Home said...

So many pretty lace patterns!


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