Tuesday, December 31, 2013


A new year is just around the corner! 2013 has really gone fast; seems only yesterday that we were in January.

A lot has happened this year:

1) I only posted 44 times. This was a lot less than 2012. I must try to do better in 2014!

2) We celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary! Boy!! We've been married forever!

3) I'm one more year closer to age 70! It really is just around the corner!!

4) Our FIRST Great nephew was born! The first to carry on the last name on my side of the family from my father! I'm really excited about that as I have several things that belonged to my grandparents, which would be his great-great grandparents to pass along to him at a later date. Born December 10th, at 9:02 PM, weighing 9 lbs 2 oz and 22 inches long.

Welcome to the world "JJ"!! You will be loved and cherished!


May you be blessed in the new year!



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Pineapple Ripple Rose

Pineapple Ripple Rose Doily from the book AA-Family Heirloom Doilies.  Published in 1998.  Started December 23, 2013, finished December 25, 2013.  Measures 18 inches.  Made with #10 thread using a #10 hook.

And the book it came from...

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

May you enjoy your time with family and friends, always remembering......the true reason for this time of the year!


Sunday, December 01, 2013

Autumn Doily with center completed

While staying in today and nursing a nasty cold, I was able to finish the center of the Autumn Doily.  Now to complete a small doily I've started....and then move on to some Christmas colors.

Thanks for stopping by.  Nope your weekend has been enjoyable.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Autumn Doily

This doily is "in progress".  I still have to finish the centerpiece which is a small pumpkin and leaves.  I also have to attach the leaves to each individual pumpkin.  The designer said she used hot glue...but I really don't want to use glue on my doilies.  I'm considering using clear sewing thread.   I think it really looks nice even without the centerpiece.  What do you think?  Made with #10 thread using a #10 hook.  Started 11/13/2013.

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No name for this doily

This pattern was found with my endless surfing for patterns on the web.  I didn't even mark the site where I found it.  Made with #20 Lizbeth thread with a #12 hook.  Started 11/7/13, finished 11/13/13.  Measures 13 inches.  It's small compared to what I usually make, but I do like the daintiness of it.

Wishing everyone a happy weekend.  As for me...I'm battling a horrible cold!!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Winter wonderland Doily

Another doily that I found on the web and just fell in love with it.  It measures 17 inches across.  Started 10/29/2013; finished 11/6/2013.  Made with #20 Lizbeth thread using a #14 hook.

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PS--for those who have asked, the pattern can be found HERE


Saturday, November 09, 2013

Daffodil Tabletopper

The Daffodil Table Topper.  It really was a pleasure to make this one.  When I found the pattern on the web, I just knew I had to make it.  It has been some time since I've made anything in filet. Started 8/20/2013; finished 10/29/2013.  Measures 29 inches across.  Made with Lizbeth #20 thread using a #14 hook.  Five balls of thread used.

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Hope everyone is having a Blessed Day!


Sunday, November 03, 2013

Mantilla Doily and an update

This doily is a free pattern off  the web.  The pattern can be found here.  It was made with ThreadArt #10 thread using a #10 hook.  Started 10/6/2013; finished 10/16/2013.  Measures 15 1/2 inches. The thread color is actually a dark mocha.

NOW, for the update! 

The Daffodil Tabletopper is finished.  Started 8/20/2013 and finished 10/29/2013.  It's too large to block the entire piece at one time.  1/2 was blocked yesterday and the other 1/2 is on the blocking board this afternoon.  Here's a sneak preview of the one half that has been blocked after I took it off the board yesterday.  More pictures will be coming........

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather as we are here in South Georgia.  It's a nice change from the hot and humid days we were having.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

A crochet project from the past

I was sorting through some old photos today and came across this 1981 picture of the Lords Supper that I had done and framed.  It is currently hanging in the fellowship hall of a historical Methodist Church in the Tallahassee, FL area.  I believe I used #30 thread to make it, but I have no notes as to how large it was, etc.   I do have another one completed and packed away somewhere.  I probably should get it out and take some photos and measurements.  Oh well, for another day.

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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Update on the Daffodil Tabletopper

Wanted to share my progress on the Daffodil Tabletopper.  It's now 25" from point to point and I've used 4 1/4 balls of Lizbeth #20 thread. I'm also using a #14 hook.  This project was started on 8/20/2013.  After finishing the current round I will start the scallops around the outside.  (See a prior posting for a picture of the Tabletopper from the pattern book)

Thanks for stopping by and I do hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Red Roses in Filet

I'm still working on the white piece in filet that I recently shared a progress report on, but wanted to share another project just completed.  I call this one "Red Roses in Filet".  The pattern was found on Picasa (can't remember where).  I did change the border to something else.  It was made with LizBeth #20 thread using a #14 hook.  It measures 20" by 11 1/2 " .

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Current Project-update

I just finished the 2nd ball of Lizbeth #20 thread in making this filet doily.  I'm on row 40 of 74 rows.   The 74 row count includes the scallops on the outer edge.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A current project

I have been working on a vintage Calla Lily doily and I'm just not happy with the way it is turning out.  It just leaves something to be desired in the doily pattern.   So, for a break I decided to try a new filet piece.  It's been a few years since I've done any filet.  I'm using #20 Lizbeth in white with a #12 hook. I'm currently about 1/3 finished.  Here's a picture of the finished doily from the Ondori book it comes from.  I had been "eyeing" the pattern for some time.

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Pineapple Swirl Doily

This doily is from a Japanese publication that I found on Picasa.  I didn't mark the site; just saw the doily and wanted to make it.  It was made with #10 hook using #8 thread and measures 15 inches.  Started 8/15/13; finished 8/28/13.

Thanks for taking a peek.  Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day!

Colorwork Display doily

This doily can be found in the 51st issue of Decorative Magazine.   It was made with #10 thread using a #8 hook and measures 16 inches. Started 7/23/13, finished 8/12/13.


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Charming Doily

This doily is called Charming and comes from a publication by Leisure Arts called "Simply Delightful Doilies" designed by Patricia Kristoffersen.  It was made with #10 thread from ThreadArt using a #8 hook and measures 14 inches across.  Started 7/5/13 and finished 7/22/13.



Saturday, August 17, 2013

Vintage Doily Patterns

If you are a doily lover and can work with written patterns in English, there's a new site with vintage patterns.  New patterns are being added each week.  You can find it here,  Hope you enjoy it!

Have a great day!!!


Monday, August 12, 2013

Giving Thanks Doily

Finally able to get pictures, although I'm not really thrilled about how they turned out.  Believe me the doily looks a lot better than the pictures show.  I think I may need to re-block it in order to get it more round in shape.....  Made with #10 thread using #7 hook.  20 inches across.  See a previous post on where the pattern came from.

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