Friday, November 30, 2012

Poinsettia Tapestry Doily is complete

I've finshed the Poinsettia Tapestry Doily and I must say I'm well pleased with the crocheted edging around it.  Well, it's more than just an "edging".  It's actually pineapples around it....and to think, I was able to successfully complete this part by only looking at an online photo!   That's a 1st for me!   Now to get it blocked and posted sometime this weekend.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Background Change

I figured out how to change the background on my blog and am using a collage of doilies I made back around the 4th of July, all in red, white and blue.  My mind is thinking ahead....make a collage of red, green, and white pieces to use during the Christmas season, another one for Easter, another one spotlighting doilies by a specific designer that you have made.   The possibilities are endless!

Have a great day!!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Poinsettia Tapestry Doily update

I'm about 50% complete with the outer crochet section.  As I said before, I don't have a pattern for this part, only saw a finished doily with this edging on another blog and really like it.   I'm attempting to duplicate the edging from the photograph.

Thanks for looking...



Sunday, November 25, 2012

My current project

I've never done the tapestry stitch in crochet, but just fell in love with this center when I came across it on the web.

I have a couple of more founds to finish the tapestry part and then I need to figure out what I'm going to do on the outstide.  The one I saw on the web had a very simple pattern around the outside, BUT I did see another version on a blog where the outer edge was pineapples.  There was no pattern, only a picture of the finished doily.  I think I'm going to try my hand at duplicating the pineapple pattern from the picture.

The tapestry stitch is really simple, but does take some coordination to manage all the different threads, since you are carrying them along within the stitches you are making rather than cutting the thread each time  you need to change colors.


 This one will be a gift to a dear friend, but I do plan on making another one for myself.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

By the way, the pattern can be found here.


Doily with Serrated Edge

That's a loose transalation of the name of this doily.  It was made with #10 thread using a #8 hook and measures 14 1/2 inches.

And here's the publication it comes from...

Thanks for taking a moment to look...



Sanguine Doily

Found this pattern on Picasa.  I don't know what publication it is from.  Made with #10 thread using a #8 hook.  It measures 23 1/2 inches.

Thanks for looking....


11/29/12 update.  Found where the pattern came actually came from a magazine that had been shared with me called Mailles, and was issue 11.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Swinging Bells Doily

A design by Jo Ann Maxwell called "Swinging Bells".  It's from the American School of Needlework publication called The Ultimate Doily Book.  It was made with #10 thread and #8 hook.  The finished piece measures 14 1/2 inches across.  I thought the final row done in a gold thread added a extra touch to the piece.  Do you see the bells??

And the publication it comes from...
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November Doily

This is the "November Doily" from A Year of Doilies, Book 4.  It was made with #20 thread and a #10 hook and measures 16 inches across.   The colored thread is Lizbeth brand.

And the book it comes from....
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Doily 15

This doily is simply numbered Doily #15 in the publication it comes from.  It is made with #20 thread and #10 hook.  The finished doily measures 20 1/2 inches.


 And the magazine it comes from........a magazine called Crochet Creations, Issue 46.

Hope you enjoyed my latest creation.  Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday afternoon!