Saturday, February 25, 2012

Doily Day!!!

We've had some days with not much sunshine.  Makes it hard to take decent photos of my work...but I finally got the user guide out for my camera and gave it a try today.  I don't think they turned out too bad.

This doily is #51 from the book 99 Little Doilies.  It measures 4 7/8" x 8 1/4".  It was made with #10 thread.   I think it looks really cute framed, although the framing is only photo effects from an editing software.

This doily is an adaptation of a pattern found on Picasa.  I had originally saw one similar to it for sale on ebay...then the search was on!  It was made with #10 thread and measures 20 inches from point to point.  I just love the different valentines in the pattern.

This doily really caught my eye with the design, although all the picots around the final row were a real pain to get done.  Made with #10 thread and measures 15 inches across.

The final doily is "hubby's" pick of all of them.  It's from a foreign magazine. Made with #10 thread and measures 17 1/2 inches across. 

Thanks for taking the time to view my lastest works.  Hope you like them.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! 

I made a small doily to celebrate the day.  I'm always concerned with red thread mixed with white in a doily.  I washed the hearts in a vinegar/water/salt solution and then rinsed and dried before incorporating them into the doily. 

I have another doily completed with the "heart" theme, but much larger.  We have been having some cloudy days....really need some good sunshine for a good picture.  Hope to post it later this week.  Hope everyone has a very special day!