Monday, October 3, 2011

bits and pieces....

Just wanted to let you know that the Austin Lacemaker's Guild has a wonderful exhibit at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport through November 22nd. So if you happen to be passing through this way, be sure to have a look. It is on the second floor near the women's restroom and the food court. It's in a secure area so you have to be flying in or out of the airport for access. I have 6 simple pieces on display.






Just some of the pieces on display.

The 5 little pouches with lace trim and the purple purse are mine.
There are some very talented lacers displaying their work. After 2 years, I'm still in the beginning stages.
Hope some of you get to see the display.

AND SOME AMAZING FACTS ABOUT BEES (having nothing to do with lace):

The bee population is reduced by 1/3, every year.
Bees only live for 40 days.
In those 40 days a bee only collects 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey.
So it takes 12 bees 40 days to collect one teaspoon of honey.

I can't believe how hard they work in their short lifetime. Bees are so essential for our food production that lots of people are becoming beekeepers these days.
This information came from an episode of Texas Country Reporter that airs here in Austin every Sunday.


AND A VERY WORTHWHILE VIDEO TO WATCH:
Michelle in NYC posted this video on her blog yesterday. Robina Courtin is a Buddhist Nun and is wise and funny and, in this video, talks about how to be your own therapist. I think you will find it enlightening.
It is an hour long but well worth your time. I sat in front of my computer with my stitching and was disappointed when it ended. You might also check out some of Michelle's other postings. You can't help but find something that will interest you.

8 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Thanks Deanna, I wish I could drop by to see you laces. Thanks for the video too. I will make sure to watch it when I get home - Hugs Nat

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Once again I should be sleeping, but woke a half hour ago despite having retired early, so decided to catch up on posts. What a delight to come upon your lace groups display, and the loving attention to bees, and finally, to see that something I posted is being shared. It made me happy to know that what I post makes others happy too. Thanks Deanna, for this, and much more.

Deb G said...

What a wonderful display! I've thought hard about adding bees to my mix. I plant a lot of flowers just for them and leave natural habitats, especially for the bumble bees. This is such an important issue. I'll need to watch that video this evening...sounds intriguing.

karen said...

beautiful work on display Deanna. I hope you are proud!

joe said...

so lovely! i do so miss lacemaking at times like these. if only there were 48 hours in every day instead of the miserly 24...

kudos! excellent job!

Lis said...

I tried lacemaking once and got in a real mess, I admire your determination to work at it and would like to see more of your pieces. It's such a lovely thing to create lace, so beautiful.

Yvonne said...

Lovely, intricate lace and you must love a challenge! I am quite ignorant about how lace is made - it seems amazing.

deanna7trees said...

yes, Yvonne. I am very much attracted to challenges and the bobbin lace was/is a challenge. It is a slow, tedious craft but I love doing it.

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