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Domed pillow with pattern pricked out.
Pairs of bobbins deftly wound.Each one sharing a thread and hanging on a pin - an anchor?
Bobbins of beauty, bobbins decorated, flowers, names, dates, places of significance to the lacemaker, animals and love tokens.
Passive bobbins, worker bobbins, flying, twisting, threading, weaving and plaiting, taking their own journey.
No one thread on the same track, each to his own plan but joining in harmony to form a design.
Whole stitch, half stitch, spiders on rose ground making the decorative pathway enhancing and enriching the pattern with all its delicate intricacies -

As with life !

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    Jamie Clapperton over 1 year ago

    Calming to read. Enjoyed. ☺

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    Marion E Ball over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your comment. It is a calming occupation but needs concentration.

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    Drew Martyn about 1 year ago

    I like the analogy, and yes, this is a very peaceful and calming drabble.

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