Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello dear friends.
Easter is approaching quickly and we still have images we want to share with you! 
This is a postcard that I got this year from 1911.
I have a weakness for little girls in pink dresses.

                                   I have been wanting to show you my collection of vintage crochet
                                                             potholders for some time now.

I can hardly resist them when I see one at a flea market.

Most of them are very inexpensive and I so admire the workmanship
of the ladies who created them.

Some of my favorites are the ones that look like children's clothing.

I don't think they were used as much as they were made for decoration.

Isn't this watermelon cute? 

 I have finished another afghan.  My son, Jordan, chose the colors and the pattern and it took me about two weeks to whip this one up.

Here is a close look at the stitch.  This is a new-to-me stitch that I am really enjoying. 
If any of you are interested, I'd be happy to share the pattern here.  It's super simple and can be applied
to many projects.

It's been a pleasure to visit with you all today.  Thank you for dropping in to see what we are
sharing today.
You all are so sweet to us and we appreciate each and every one of you!
Have a happy day!


Mama Holli said...

WOW!!! What a perfect post! LOVE the CARDS you have been sharing! Love even more the beautiful handiwork! What lovely keepsakes for years to come!
Easter Blessings my friends!

Anne Fannie said...

I love all those vintage potholders! They are so pretty, alot of time well spent went into making them!

Irma said...

Hi girls, thank you fore all those beautiful things that you show us.

greetings from Irma xxx

Florence and Mary said...

What a lovely collection of pot holders.

Victoria xx

PS I should hopefully be posting the Barbie Wonder Room from Selfridges later this week x

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Great collection of potholders! Thanks for shareing. Have a good day....Julian

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Twyla! I wondered how long it took you to make one of your afghans! I know Jordan will cherish his for a long time!

Thanks for showing your pot holders. I like the little dresses, too! ♥

Anonymous said...

Love your collection of pot holders!! They are adorable.....
Happy Tuesday!!

Theresa said...

Oh what cute pot holders but way to cute to use:) My favorites are the little dress ones. Beautiful afghan... great job. Have a blessed day!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

aww, the dress one is so cute! got a question for ya... when you used the distressing ink on your cards, etc... how do you apply it? thanks hun!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh these are just adorable! I think the first one is my favorite though. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and following the whimsy's of my everyday life ~ I just love new friends ;)

Kathleen said...

You have some of the best vintage pot holders I have ever seen. What an awesome collection! Thanks for sharing with us, Hugs, Kathleen

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Twyla,

What a lovely bunch of goodies you have. The hotpads are adorable, and the afghan you made is beautiful. What interesting colors he chose. Have a pretty day.


Heidi Ann said...

Thank you for another lovely card image. I loved seeing your collection! You already know I love those little crocheted beauties, too!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Little girls in pink draw me in too! Love this beautiful postcard! Thank you for sharing your treasures!

Sandy said...

Those are just lovely vintage crocheted potholders. Very pretty and I enjoyed looking at them.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Happy@Home said...

Such pretty things you are sharing once again today. I really like your afghan. The colors are so pretty.
You have a great collection of potholders. The little pink and blue dress and the watermelon are my favorites. In my previous house I hung similar photholders along the soffitt in my kitchen.

Happy Easter to you and your family.

Mrs Twins said...

Golly first of all I love that Afghan! I love the patterns and I love the colours. What neat work Twyla! Simply beautiful. It really is a pleasure to look at.
Now those little pot holders too. I have seen a Watermelon one before somewhere or other, but the others are just charming! I especially like the one with the flowers on. We have a couple of antique shops around here, but they never have anything like that there. It was really nice that you took a photo for all of us.
Lindseys work is just simply lovely too, as usual! Easy to understand tutorial she makes it all look so easy! I'm not a paper person however, I have tried, I have failed. Which is a shame because I wanted to master it. I find the papers in the UK are so expensive at the hobby shops too.
I think I'll stick to wool.
Really beautiful posts. I must apologise for not flying over to you lately. Been busy with the blankets as you can see!
Good work to both of you,
I hope you have a nice Easter break. I don't know what you celebrate over there. We have Good Friday (this week), Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. The girls are on holiday which I'm looking forward to.
Have a good break, Love your work as I usually do!
Kindest best wishes and hugs
Suex Hope everything is okay with you. x

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Nan said...

I love these pot holders and never seen them to buy where i live, they are so nostalgic of times gone by. Thanks too for all the sweet images.

rosenrot said...

Hallo Twyla und Lindsey, ganz lieben DAnk für euren Eintrag in meine Verfolgerliste, darüber habe ich mich sehr gefreut. Nun schaue ich auch bei Euch mal vorbei und sehe das auch Ihr schöne, alte Dinge mögt!! Leider ist mein Englisch nicht mehr sehr gut, deshalb entschuldigt bitte das ich auf Deutsch schreibe. Wenn meine Tochter wieder zu Hause ist, kann sie mir die perfekten Übersetzungen geben. Sie ist zur Zeit für 1 Jahr in Boston als Austauschschülerin. Ihr Englisch war vor der Abreise schon gut, aber nun wird es wahrscheinlich noch viel,viel besser sein!!
ganz liebe Grüße

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh what pretties you have today! Thank you for sharing. Always fun to visit your blog. Have a blessed day!

Jean Tuthill said...

The afghan is beautiful, your stitches are so perfect and uniform. You must have been doing this (crocheting) for a long, long time. I love those potholders and I have been looking for a pattern to make the little crocheted flowers, like the ones on the potholder that you showed. Thanks for sharing your collection.

Cora said...

Love the potholders....I have a pink and white one like your round red & white! They are so cute!

Creative Breathing said...

Twyla, Thank you for sharing your collection with us. I used to make dozens of the little dress ones, but can't find my patten for the life of me! That is a pretty stitch in your new afghan. Now when I am at antique fairs I always think of you when I see the oodles and oodles of postcards for sale. I'll remember, little girls in pink dresses. Perfectly you! Have a lovely week! E

Dogwood said...

The little girl in pink is adorable. I love pink!

Those pot holders are wonderful. I especially adore the first one. It is so colorful.

Very talented...I love the looks of you current project.

jamjar said...

I loved the potholders! So, so cute. I collect salt and peppers for the same reason. They are plentiful, cheap, made for decoration so are usually in pretty good shape! After seeing your potholders I may have to start scouting them out also!

BellaRosa said...

Twyla amor, what a pretty image, thank you for sharing it :) I think these lil treasures are so cute, you know I think I have a couple lil bebe dolls outfits you might like, when I come across them I will let you know and they are yours :) Besos, Rose

Shelley said...

Love your collection Twyla...my favorites are also the little clothing pieces....love your new afghan...blessings

Sherry from Alabama said...

All the crochet pieces are just beautiful. I hope you're able to keep them out where they can be admired daily.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

SueLovesCherries said...

They're all so pretty - who doesn't love a good vintage potholder!

GardenofDaisies said...

Twyla, I love your vintage potholder collection. I have a few (4 or 5) of the little dresses too. And I gave a few to my sister as a gift a couple of years ago. My sister has hers pinned to a mini clothesline on the wall of her laundry room. My laundry room is in the unfinished section of the basement, so I am not sure where/how to display mine.