Friday, June 8, 2012
I'm taking an official break from lace and from feeling guilty about not making a doll yet. The lace is harder, as it should be in a progressive book, but I'm not quite feeling the inspiration right now. This has happened once already, and the good feelings did come back, so I'm not worried. This is really a very pretty pattern, just a little complicated. I think I'm about half-way through the book now, but it will take longer on the remaining patterns. I went to the local lace guild meeting on Tuesday night! The meeting place isn't exactly conducive to bobbin lace making, but it is great for a social gathering. I got high praise from someone whose opinion matters to me, and that felt really good, especially when others joined in. Then later I started to suspect that I was having my ego stroked. I'm always worried that my lace isn't good enough, and certain people know that about me. At the time, though, it felt good, and I'll try to just accept that. I was planning to do a lot of cooking today, but I'm having a glass of wine and rethinking those plans. I may just read some lace books.