"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Intertwined

Interwine - to unite or be united by twisting or twining together

Being intertwined pertains to two levels of this post. I have two finishes to share so they are united in both being finishes. And of course, bobbinlace and crocheting are both methods of intertwining threads. Okay...enough of the English lesson. *wink*

I finished my bobbinlace singing angel and am really happy with how she turned out. She will happily take her place on my lace tree again next Christmas. I will be starting another ornament next Monday. This time we are making a Christmas tree with pearls hanging as ornaments from the branches. It is becoming enjoyable to be working on lace again. I neglected it for too long time.

What can you do with kitchen twice besides lacing up a stuffed roast? Why get out your crochet hook of course! That is just what I did with this blue and white twine and crocheted two new potholders. I already put them to good use today getting a chocolate cake out of the oven as I am having a blogger over tomorrow for a day of quilting together. I am really happy with how they turned out and they work very well too.

I have more finishes to share. I have been working on getting some UFOs finished so I can start something new. I have an adorable chart which was given to me by my friend Carolien for my birthday last weekend. I decided I have to finish two old stitching projects first so this gives me lots of incentive. One is finished and the next is almost there. So back to stitching.....

26 comments:

Pondside said...

As long as there's something at hand for stitching, one is always entertained!

Susan in SC said...

Oh how clever you are!! She is beautiful for sure. How tall is she?

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi,

Your finishes look great! Those potholders must be practical to use, they're nice and big. Fleur is going to make me a pair at her sewing lessons and I can't wait to see them. They must be very special!
I have been working on my Farmers Market again, fun!

Till next time & hugs, Carolien

Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi, so sorry I miss your birthday and do hope you had a nice day.

Love the lace angel and look forward to seeing the christmas tree. The pot holder looks nice and sturdy, I have been crocheting dishcloths.

Hugs, Hazel

Deborah said...

You are wonderfully talented! Love your angle.

Nancy said...

I'm back and you are doing great in your new hobby and the old one. The angel will look great on your lace tree and the pot holders will keep your little hannies safe.
Love you, Mom
PS: Talk to you tomorrow on Skype. I missed you

DonnaTN said...

Your lace work is lovely.bI would never have thought to use kitchen twine for pot holders, but what a great idea. Hope you have a great time with your quilting visit!

Elizabethd said...

What a brilliant idea to use kitchen string to make useful things!
Your lace is just lovely, so ethereal.

Willy said...

Prachtig kanten engeltje, zo teer.
Je pannenlappen zijn daar tegenover weer heel stoer en stevig.
Erg leuk ook.
Lieve groet

mainely stitching said...

Crocheting with kitchen twine is seriously cool, Heidi! An your angel is beautiful!

Barb said...

Oh wow Heidi I just love your lace angel ,and whata good idea for the pot holders. I think I would like to live inside your head for a while so I could see how you dream up these wonderful projects you do.
OOOhhh stitching that will be good. I have just had a lovely chart arrive that I have been waiting for (on my blog)if you want a look I think you will like it!!

Christine said...

Your lace angel is so pretty! Using the kitchen twine for potholders is a great idea.

anneke said...

Love! the laced angel. And the potholders are funny!

I read you had Jantine at your house today, how nice. I bet it was great to met each other and quilt all day long.

Jenny said...

I absolutely love your lace angel, she is so beautiful and will look lovely on your tree. The potholders are a great idea, so very clever. I have two potholders that my grandma crocheted a very long time ago, and they are still holding up nicely...grins...Now I really have to laugh Heidi....I too am making a chocolate cake....in fact I had better go and check on it....maybe I will use my handmade potholders...grins...hope you had a really nice birthday! Hugs from CA.

Saskia said...

?? nou breekt mijn farmer's wife klomp... Zoek ik al maanden naar zwart/wit katoen garen om te haken, zie ik nu bij jou een bol liggen!! waar heb je die nou toch vandaan?!!?
Als het katoen is, haak dan maar rustig door, voor een paar 'vaatdoekjes' voor in mijn nieuwe keuken.. Kom je ze brengen, krijg je van mij een stukje versgebakken cake/brownie! LOL

Sonja said...

Het kantklossen gaat je weer goed af. Leuk dat je het weer hebt opgepakt.
En haken lukt ook supergoed!
Ik kom even weinig aan handwerken toe, want...Mike neemt me morgen voor 4 dagen mee naar Parijs! Als verrassing voor onze trouwdag. Ben ik heel blij mee, dat snap je!

Blu said...

Your lace angel looks amazing!

Brigitte said...

This little angel is just stunning. A wonderful finish!

Mary said...

Beautiful lace angel! It looks like very intricate work.

I've never seen twine quite like that, but you put it to good use. Love the potholders, and wish I had a piece of the cake! LOL

Marsha said...

Your singing angel is beautiful! What a great idea for kitchen twine. You're a talented lady, Heidi.

Hazel said...

Oooooh lovely Angel Heidi. I noticed you have joined the Jardin de Prive SAL and isn't it just gorgeous. I want to join too but I am not sure what I am supposed to buy. Are there 3 separate charts to buy or just one?? xx

carine said...

Hello What a nice angel ypu've laced. I Love him very much! I bobbinlace also, so I know it's plenty of work to do. Congratulations and greetings fromBruges Carine http://patchworkstar.blogspot.com

Daniƫlle said...

Great idea those potholders! Got a red/white spool here, maybe .. someday .. hihi! Love your little angel! Have a happy sewing day, hugs, Daniƫlle

Jo said...

Gorgeous angel! It's great to see you've picked up those bobbins again...

Siobhan said...

I just love that angel! How dainty and delicate.

angelasweby said...

Heidi, your singing angel is positively ethereal. She really is as light as a feather and so beautiful. I love the simplicity of her outstretched hands.
My goodness what a brilliant way to use kitchen twine!
Angela xx