I was talking to an old friend of mine this week who needed a lace repair. She is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and had been following my altar cloth progress from a distance on facebook.
“Angela, your lace has turned out so well, it’s just gorgeous. I wish we had that kind of thing in our temple.” “What kind of lace is on your altar? Tatted?” “Oh, no. They don’t have handmade lace. It’s a piece of fabric with a machine lace edge.”
I almost fell over.
I don’t know how, but somewhere there have to be more lacemakers. There is something unique and sacred about having something of your soul on the Lord’s altar, that a machine can never replace.
With each new temple dotting the earth, the existing lace grows thinner. Who will make the lace? This is an opportunity.