I was never stressed out in my life… and even if I was, I never have seen it as stress, if you know what I mean. Life was good to me. Others might see it very different. Born premature, always under care and having a leg issue, yes it can cause stress. I guess I got used to it = no stress! Creating lace every day for at least a few hours it takes the stress away! You dive into a peaceful world almost like a trance and when you are done you are reborn , it;s almost like a massage for your soul… at least to me!
But back to RPL so you understand why…. I have been surrounded by rpl and knew how to do it even before I could walk!
Now don’t imagine I sit there with needles and and calico creating piece after piece….my dear grandma did and I paid attention. When we went shopping for thread I knew how much she needed , what brand, everything from the gecko. It got to a point where I picked the basic materials for her.
I remember her words so clear…. No, don;t touch dear, scumpa lu mama, faci tu mai tarziu … you will do it later my dear….And I remember thinking, No I will not! Oh well here I am sitting with lace around me, calico, thread hooks, needles and vintage pattern.
Anna my dear grandma has Alzheimer, she can’t remember but as soon as she sees a piece of lace she smiles. She calls is beautiful and touches it with great care. Always telling me to be gentile and careful with it.
While writing this blogpost I roll a small ball of Rpl cord. The thread is vintage, – I can;t use it, not because it;s old but because it;s from a very special lady… Doamna Luscu. She was very famous for creating RPL and she had the best filling! People were always amazed at her level of speed! Her cords were legendary!
When I met her the first time she gave me a tiny ball of cord and said – carry on our tradition.
And guess what… this is what I do years later!
I don’t know if this is my calling in life or just a away to stay in touch with my roots but also with my grandma.
Now you know why…..