I have also been researching and experimenting with Irish lace, something that is a departure for me as I have always struggled with small crochet hooks! But I decided to give it another go around as I have a lot of crochet thread and perle cottons. Here is my first attempt! I worked this flower off the top of my head.
Next up? I need to sketch. Yes, believe it or not, I am out of designs to stitch! I went to the list of "suggestions" from those who follow my work, and I think I'm going to work on some cute little chubby birds, probably bluebirds and cardinals. (Thanks, Jackie!)