Thursday, November 15, 2007

A few small finishes...

Bobbin lace ornaments, for the most part, work up very quickly. This star was one of those...

I used a different colored metallic thread than in my other ornaments and will now have to make a few more with this thread to balance it out in the tree. To answer Diane's question, this is my third lace ornament this year. I have not made very many. And Rhonda asked about my doing the lace with my two friends. We now pick a project and all three work on it together. This time, there were only two of us as one of my friend's is away on vacation.

I made a patchwork pincushion also this week. I had the pieces cut out and ready to sew for some time now and decided it was time to get it sewn. I wanted a pincushion made with some of my old~fashioned looking fabrics.

The back has a darling fabric too.


Nancy said...

Your star is gorgeous Heidi! I love how delicate the bobbin lace looks.

Nice pin cushion too.

Kristen said...

That pincushion is very nice! I really like it! The star came out great! How long did it take you? They are so much more detailed than the crocheted ones!

TeresaB said...

Heidi your star is beautiful! Bobbin lace is so lovely and you've done a wonderful job. I'm sure it's fun to make lace with friends. Seems doing these things, like lace or stitching or knitting, is more fun with friends.

Your pincushion is fabulous too. Love the look of the fabrics you used.

Nancy said...

That lace is very difficult to make for us nowmal people. She puts pins in everywhere and works around them and it so looks like it should just fall apart when she removes them. I held my breath the first time I saw her do it. She has way more talent than any one girl should have. The pin cushion is really cute too Heidi.
Love you, Mom

Nancy said...

Whoops, normal hahaha sorry.

Reginas Cottage said...

your pincushion is very nice.I really
like it.
Lg Regina

diane said...

The star ornament is gorgeous! A beautiful addition to your tree, I am sure! I love the pincushion, too. you might feel they are small finishes, but they are finishes that we feel great senses of accomplishment over and they help us to complete more, I think!

Karen said...

Oh Heidi that bobbin lace star is stunning and that pincushion is just way to cute. Your such a talented lady and always inspiring.

hugs - karen

Solstitches said...

Having tried lacemaking for myself I appreciate even more the hours that go into something even this small.
The ornament is so pretty and I love the pincushion too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi, I'm so glad you visited my blog...I miss you too! I so enjoy looking at all of your beautiful work...So inspiring. I love your lace work and the pincushion looks great in the vintage fabric.

nkuelbs said...


I love your pincushion, and was wondering if you might be able to share the name of the pattern and designer. I would love to be able to sew up some of these.

Take care, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hallo Heidi,

I still read your blog with pleasure! Maybe you like to know that I just started my own blog:

Greetings, Carolien (Amersfoort)

Terri said...

I think this is my favorite of all your pin cushions yet!
Happy Thanksgiving!
God bless.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Heidi en Carolien, via Heidi's blog wil ik Carolien feliciteren met haar nieuwe blog! Omdat ik daar niet anoniem op kan reageren(ik heb geen "identity" op blogspot) doe ik het via jouw blog Heidi.En Heidi gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van jouw andere blog! Groetjes Sonja, Hoevelaken.

Angela said...

What beautiful fabrics you've used on your pincushion. I love these old vintage fabrics.
Your lace star is just beautiful. It's so delicate and the metallic thread gives it a very pretty sheen :>)
It must be really lovely working with friends :>)
Hugs, Angela

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, you are so talented. I imagine you spend a lot of time on your creative work. I really enjoyed reading your blog tonight, found you on Marie Chantals blog.
Happy Thanksgiving to you :)