So here we go:
I can't remember what this stitch is called*, and it would show up better in two different colors. Still, I like the texture and I'll add some beads later.
This piece of white fabric is so old, as old as my oldest daughter, I think. I was experimenting on my Elna machine with double needle stitching. That bit of lace is from the same era, I think. A couple of nights ago, I just had an idea of what kind of stitching to put on it without obscuring the double needle sewing.
(I always planned to do so much when the girls were little. It seems I either had time or money but not both.)
I apologize for the late posting. Monday night and this morning I could not get anything to come up on my computer. Finally realized it was updating Windows. There must have been a heck of a lot of updates because I gave up and at last I was able to restart and get something done.
I also did a muslin of the dress I'm making for my sister-in-law. Luckily - I think I said this last week - she decided to use the same pattern for both dresses. It was very easy to adjust the pattern to fit her. I am pretty sure I can get the first dress finished on Monday when I am off work.
My daughter and I are going to Asheville, North Carolina on Friday and coming home Sunday. I'm so ready for a break, and North Carolina is one of my favorite places to visit. Yes, as long as I can get to the beach and the mountains a few times a year, I'm a happy camper.
(Update: It's called the laced herringbone.)