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

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stringing along some finishes...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments with your own reminiscences about family heirlooms in my last blog post. It was so heartwarming to read them all! I have been wearing my scarf and it keeps me warm inside and out due to the connection to my grandmother. I think of her when I put it on.

I now have my 5th finish for 2012...woohoo! It is really addicting to pick up UFOs and finish them. Actually there is a 6th finish but it is a secret for a little while longer. *grins*


I made a Celtic knot ornament in bobbinlace. It has been on my lace cushion forever waiting for the last curve to be stitched. In 2011, I had two lace finishes one of which was this tree which was completed but needed stringing to help it stand as it hangs in the Christmas tree. My other finish was the singing angel.


Bobbinlace has taken a backseat to my stitching, quilting and crocheting but I am trying to keep a little on the go to be sure I do not loose the knowledge of how to make it.  I am now going to start a larger project on my lace cushion. For now though it is back to a crochet UFO which I pulled out. I have decided that there will be no new projects in January giving me a great deal of time to get some projects cleared up sitting in my studio.

Fingers crossed that there will be another happy dance before this month is out. *wink*

11 comments:

Lida said...

Love both your lace creations, really very nice, greetings
Lida

Cristina said...

Wow, wonderful work! So delicate and absolutely beautiful!

anneke said...

Love your lace-tree ornaments! beautiful, I have followed a few lessons myself, but that was way in the past...

Dutchquiltster said...

Je kant ornamentjes zijn prachtig Heidi.Maar ja,je kan makkelijk beloven in Januari geen nieuwe projecten te gaan doen,de maand is bijna om,slimmerd.
Ik ben inderdaad bezig met de adventquilt,zal het volgende week meebrengen.
Liefs Joke.

Jenny said...

I so do love your Bobbin Lace designs Heidi. I have never tried this type of needlework before but have always admired people who can accomplish this. I have no idea why but Bobbin Lace always reminds me of my Grandmother. I don't think she ever did this craft but she did have alot of dainty needlework designs around her home. Ummmm...maybe a friend did it... anyway I love your designs and congratulations on another finish for the year. WOOT! Patchie sends a kitty wave to Dagi. Hugs from CA.

Catherine said...

So pretty! Can you give us an idea of how many hours you think it took to finish? And if you think of it, would you be able to show the lace cushion you mentioned...I'd love have a better visual of what it takes to make these!

Rowan said...

Your lace pieces are lovely, I love to watch p[eople making lace but I've never tried myself. It always looks a very intricate and time consuming craft.

Christine said...

How beautiful! I haven't done any lacemaking for ages

quilt32 said...

My daughter has done bobbin lace, but it's way beyond my skills. You do such beautiful work.
Lillian @ lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Nancy said...

Well, you don't have much left of Jan. so get busy. I love your lace and having seen you make it, I know how hard it looks. I still cannot believe you can pull those pins out and it stays in one piece. I would be terrified to do it. Both items are great.
I just finished some things too, but can't let you see them, since they are for your birthday coming up soon. I have to get them packed up to mail tomorrow, since I
am going away on Sunday.
Love you, Mom

Barb said...

I see those fingers and feet are still keeping busy Heidi, the lacework is stunning so delicate.
Hugs