While I’m still working on my shop (among other 500 things) and there’s still not much to say, let me post 2 poems that show what I feel when I’m making lace. I found both on Lacefairy. Hope you like them, I know other lacemakers will identify with them as well.
Guide my hands with speed and grace
To weave the intricacies of this lace.
Let the bobbins weave with ease
To create a pattern that will please.
Let there be Love in its creation
And give it Artistry in its inspiration.
May special Care keep the threads from breaking
And give me Energy for its making.
Allow this lace to bring joy and pleasure
And give to others a lifelong treasure.
Why I Like To Make Lace
by Noelene in Cooma
In today’s busy world
Where life is one rush
And it seems to me speed is the norm.
When people can’t stop
To hear a bird sing
Or thrill to a thundery storm –
In a quiet little nook
Just my own little space
I like to make time that’s just mine –
With pillow and thread
And pattern all pricked
And bobbins all neatly in line.
There’s something so good
To place thread over thread
And slowly see lines making sense
To cross and to twist
And to put up a pin
And forget all about feeling tense
So when pressure is on
I retire from the world
Leaving troubles behind in my wake
To create something of beauty
So calming and quiet
And marvel at what I can make