Thursday, August 21, 2008

Summer Time Laces

How many of you remember that song "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"? That song has been playing over and over in my head for the past week. I think it's because it reminds me of what I was doing last week on vacation - sitting on the dock next to Great East Lake in Acton, Maine. For two beautiful sunny days I set up all my dyes and laces on the dock and just painted lace. I loved mixing colors, letting the colors bleed into each other and at times, wiping up the spilt dyes with a piece of lace just to see how they would come out. I think I must have dyed over 500 new pieces - maybe instead of selling them I should just make one huge piece work of art? LOL!

Hmmm - now that could be a plan. I have been seriously thinking of making an all black CQ square - say maybe 24x24 in all textures of fabrics - silks,. satins, brocades, velvets and just adding laces - all in blues, turquoise, aquas. I bet is would look stunning - guess I won't know until I try uh?

Anyway, I thought I would share some of my latest pretties with you - they are all for sale and more can be seen in my Flicker album Summer Laces If you are interested please contact me at


  1. They are gorgeous, Nicki!
    It's like looking at jewelry!!

  2. Nicki, this work is so beautiful, it almost makes me cry. Oh, my goodness. I HAVE to show this to my readers. I've scheduled a link to your post to go live on my blog tomorrow morning (Central USA time), August 26. I hope the little story brings you some new clicks.


  3. Thank you ladies!

    Jes - many thanks to you for all the help you've given me in getting my blog up and running - still lots to learn but I'm sure little by little I'll get there. I know I haven't done anything new yet but when my teacher gets time maybe we can work on something else?

    Denise - thank you so much! I look forward to reading more of your blog - so far I've really enjoyed it and have been laughing a lot ! Great writing!

  4. Please do keep this going - I have forwarded the link to great Crazy Quilters. These things are fabulous. I found you via Denise~!! wonderful thing this "blogging" is.

  5. This is just the prettiest dyed lace I have ever seen.

  6. Congrats on being featured on that article -you should make a blog entry and share the link. ;)

    also don't forget to post photos of your beautiful Yellows and ORANGES!!! Those that you showed over on the HGTV board turned out great!

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  7. Nicki, your lace is so beautiful. I am so happy that i got to see tons of them first hand in Houston. Congrats on all of your successes, you are so deserving :)

  8. Your hand dyed laces are absolutely exquisite! Thanks for the "eye candy"!

  9. You make the most beautiful colored laces. They look marvelous in CQ blocks. I always loves seeing your work.

  10. Nicki - You and I could have a lot of fun together! I loved my dying experience and it would see you love it too! They're beautiful!


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