Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mundillo (Lace Making)

I am from Moca, Puerto Rico. When the Spanish came to Puerto Rico they brought Lace Making with them, in spanish it's called "Mundillo". I remember as a young girl how my grandmother would make lace. She also did beautiful embroidery. At that time I didn't ask her how to do it, but now I want to learn how. My sister recently went to Puerto Rico in February. She went to the Museum of Mundillo "Lace Making" in our hometown Moca. She bought a Mundillo for me. I was so excited when I received it. She also bought an instructional manual all in spanish. Oh my, I can almost vision my grandmother busy twisting the sticks, which is what I used to say. Here is a nice pic. I promised my sister the first thing I make it will be for her. This is an incentive for me. A promise is a promise. I can't wait to get started.

In the process of moving...

Moving again, but still in the city of Rehab. I am happy, the apartment is only a 10 minute walk. So I am packing and getting everything ready. Well I got some new stuff and currently working on crocheting motifs. I am making a rug with my big red spool knitter. Hesitantly I am putting it all away until I get settled in my new place. By the way, I finished my tote bag. Had to, had to frog it half way, removed the strap and the pocket and made it into a small hand tote. I even added a lining so my stuff won't fall through the stithes. Love it so far.