Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pineapple Doilies

Yesterday I said I would try to post a picture of the book cover for the 3 pineapple doilies I'm now working on.  The book is called Delightful Doilies published by Leisure Arts.  I making the one on the back cover...bottom picture.  The 1st one is coming along really nicely....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Changing directions...

WELL, the runner has been put on hold until I finish an order for 3 pineapple doilies (about 17-18 inches across) and done with #10 thread in white.  I'll try to post a picture of the book cover from which I got the pattern this week.  Could not turn down the request from a 75 yr old aunt that can no longer crochet due to the condition of her hands.  They are to be used in her church.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just crocheting along.....

I'm still working on the latest PK doily.  It will be in white, #10 thread.   I think I have about 10 rounds to go.

I've begun to plan my next project.   I think it will be another runner.   Many years ago I made this runner and gifted it to a really nice lady.  That was before digital cameras were really the thing (so no picture).  The runner is found in Magic Crochet issue #27.  I know some of you remember those wonderful thread books.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blocking of doilies caught up

With the long weekend (Monday was a holiday for me), I was able to get all the blocking done on doilies that had been finished in the last couple of months.

The 1st one is another "PK" doily from the book Simply Delightful Doilies (Leisure Arts) and is "Doily #4" in the book.  As usual the unique stitches make this doily a "winner".

Here's a close up to better show the stitches....

This doily is called "Double Pineapple Doily" and is from the book Sparkling White Doilies (Star Book #91 by The American Thread Company-1952)  It was made with a #30 thread.

Here's a close up view of the doily.....

The final doily is called "Anastasia" and it's from the book A Dozen Doilies by Leisure Arts.  It was made with a vintage thread I had purchased off ebay some time ago.  The thread looks to be a #5.

A close up view for stitch detail..... I blocked the outside round differently than the picture showed..I liked the way this looked...

The blocking basket is now empty.  I have another "PK" doily in white on the hook right now....

Friday, October 08, 2010

Patricia Kristoffersen doilies

I have come to truly appreciate the fine detail found in PK (Patricia Kristoffersen) designs.  She truly is gifted!  Over the last year I have made several of her doilies which I will try to post over the next week or so.

This one is called Spellbinding" and is from the book Doilies With Charm published by Leasure Arts.

Another view....

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Table runner finished...and delivered

The table runner has been finished and delivered to its new home.  Below are a couple pictures of it on the table it was made for.  It looked really pretty....and was just the "right size".  She really loved it!!   Now back to making doilies for a while.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Continuing on the table runner

Well, of the 3 motifs I have to add (will require 2 connecting motifs) I have one and one-half done.  The goal is to get this done this weekend!  More doilies are calling....  I already have a Patricia Kristoffersen pattern choosen from one of my books.  Can't wait to get started!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!  We are enjoying some cooler weather here.  Mid 80s days and mid 60s nights.  It's really nice.