Tuesday, June 06, 2017

LIV doily

Another doily designed by Alli Susiluto called LIV.  Made with Aunt Lydia #10 thread in the color Aqua using a #5 hook.  Completed doily measures 17 inches across.  

The pattern is available on Alli's website HERE.  I would classify this pattern for the advanced crocheter due to all the layers involved.  It even gave me a difficult time.

It's been a rainy day here today.  Gave me some time to organize some patterns and lay out some plans for future projects.

Thanks for stopping by....


Saturday, June 03, 2017

Frances doily

Such a hot and muggy day here after some heavy rain yesterday evening.  Temperature is in the mid 80s.  More scattered showers expected today.  A good day to stay inside and keep cool.

Another lovely pattern by Grace Fearon called "Frances".  I had made this back in April and just realized I had not shared.  Made with Artiste #10 in the color "country rose" and a #5 hook.  Measures 14 inches across.  The pattern can be be purchased HERE.

I've gotten all messed up in posting!  I've found 7 more pieces that were completed recently and haven't been posted.  More to come in the upcoming days!

Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Isla doily

A new oval doily designed by Grace Fearon called "Isla".  Make with #10 Artiste thread in the color porcelain.  The finished size is 16 inches by 25 inches.  The pattern can be purchased from Grace HERE.  It definitely is a beautiful design!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Praise the LORD!

I had been working on pieces to donate to a Christian School in the area that would auction them off in a fundraiser.  I was putting together a package of some 9-10.  After completing number 9, I said to myself "I need one more to finish off the group".  Rather than making an additional doily I pulled out a filet butterfly short runner that I had made some years ago...even before I started the blog and added it to the pile.

The Good Lord had a hand in it, because the butterfly piece ended up in a "bidding war" with two people.  The final bid was $340.00!!!  Can you believe it!

Here's the piece!

In total the 10 pieces brought in $875-900 for the school!

Wonderful day for a good cause!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Emma doily

A new design by Grace Fearon called "Emma"  Made with #10 ThreadArt thread in color #8, using a #5 hook.   The finished doily measures 16 inches.  You can find the pattern HERE,   It's a beautiful pattern!

Have a great Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NOT a doily

"Shockcity"!!!  I can crochet something other than a doily, runner, etc!   Here's some preemie hats I recently made for a local hospital.  I have made a total of 14 thus far.  I like the way they are turning out.  Found the pattern HERE.   I found they make up really quickly.  This is one of the side projects the group I joined at the local library does, while teaching others to crochet and knit.

Aren't they just TOO cute!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I'd like to introduce you to RHODA, a designed by Grace Fearon.  Made with ThreadArt size 10 and color #28, using a #5 hook.  Measures 14.5 inches.  You can purchase the pattern on her website, Emilyandthe.com.

ThreadArt crochet thread is made of 100% mercerized cotton.  There are 175 yds to the ball, so it's small compared to some other brands.  Their color selection is limited, but it is a wonderful classic crochet thread to work with in size 10.  I purchased some several years ago off the web and decided to use up what I have remaining.  I'm sure you can find to where to buy it with a google search.
Thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to my weekly group at the local library on Thursday afternoons where those that don't know how to knit or crochet can learn from others.  Right now I'm working with a lady to teach her the techniques of thread crochet.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lorelai doily

A recent new doily by designer Grace Fearon called "Lorelai" doily.  You can find this as a FREE pattern on her site HERE.  As with her designs, you will find a lot of texture in the doily.  

I used Artiste size 10 thread in the color "peach blossom", and a #5 hook.  The finished doily is 14 inches.

It was really a pleasure to work this one up.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Blessed Easter!

A simple message for you and me! 

 Do you  believe?

A very special Easter season to you and your family!  May you bask in the blessings of Jesus Christ my Lord!


Monday, April 10, 2017

Francisco Doily

I new doily by Grace Fearon, a really talented new designer.  This is her first doily that has a male name and was created for a special reason by her.  You can read the story HERE.  If you would like to create this beauty and at the same time contribute to a great cause by purchasing the pattern, see her website.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Vanora doily

Another design by Grace Fearon called Vanora doily.  Made with Artiste #10 in the color eggnogg and a #5 hook.  Finished doily measures 17 inches.  This one will also be donated to the auction.

For this pattern and more, visit Grace at Emilyandthe.com.  She also has some free patterns on her website to get you started.

Thanks for stopping by, and hoping you are having a restful Sunday afternoon.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Marjorie Doily

This doily was designed by Grace Fearon, an "up and coming" highly talented designer.  Her designs are very detailed with a lot of texture to them.  You can find her published designs HERE or on Ravelry.  It was made with Aunt Lydias #10 in white using a #5 hook.

I will be working on more of her lovely patterns in the future....stay turned...

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Royal Diamond Centerpiece

Finally finished this one with all those popcorn stitches in it.  Pattern is from House of White Birch-Heirloom Tabletoppers series.  Made with Red Heart #20 thread using #10 hook.  Measures 23 inches.  It really is a "beauty"!   Another one that will be donated to the auction!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Doily #26

Such a non-descript name for a beautiful doily.  This is the 2nd doily I've made from the same foreign book recently.  It measures 19 inches and was made with Lizbeth #20 thread using a #10 hook.

And again, the book it came from.

Thanks for stopping by on this lovely Sunday afternoon!

Friday, March 03, 2017

My Masters Degree

Did you know I'm about to be presented with my Masters Degree??  What is my major you may ask?

Well, it's making popcorn stitches.  I'm currently completing the last 4 scallops on the outer edge of the Royal Diamond Centerpiece.  There are a total of 1,176 popcorn stitches in the piece (if I've counted correctly).   Don't you think I've earned my Masters, or maybe even my Doctorate???  😊

Will post pictures as soon as it's blocked.

It's FRIDAY!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Knitted Doilies

Have you ever come across a gorgeous doily that was knitted and wished you knew how to convert the knit to crochet?  I came across this doily the other day on Pinterest and just loved it!  Wouldn't it be a "knockout" in crochet!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Abigail Doily

The Abigail doily was designed by Patricia Kristoffersen and can be found in Leisure Arts #3113, Simple Elegance.  It was made with Artiste thread #10 in the color eggnogg  using a #7 hook.  The finished doily measures 15 inches.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wonderful retirement!

It's been ten (10) months since retirement began and I have to tell you it is wonderful!  I worked past the normal retirement age in order to do some "catchup" in my 401K plan, which really helped, but at 69 1/2 it was time.  Mentally I was ready for it, and I haven't looked back once since that day!  

I definitely have a lot of "PROS" for my retirement:

  • Not having to get up before dawn and leave the house before 7AM; then not get home most nights until 7PM; sometimes later.
  • Being able to do those little things in house cleaning that you never had time for with such long hours.
  • Being able to put a pot of "anything" on the stove when I want to, rather than concentrating on cooking up things on the weekend for the next week.
  • Having my weekends free for a change to enjoy.  With working it was a time for grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc., while still making church.
  • Having time to do my daily Bible study without having to rush thru it because of so many other things when you are working.
  • Being able to eat healthier because I have time to cook healthier.  I'v been concentrating on a whole food-plant based way of eating and it is paying off!  I've lost 22 lbs since retirement and it continues to "slide" off a pound or so a week.  
  • Being able to take a late afternoon walk and admire God's creation.  Sit in the outdoor swing and just swing away if I feel like it for a while.
  • Being able to spend more time with my husband and not always feel like we were "passing in the night".
  • Being able to enjoy more my "addiction" of thread crochet.  Right now I'm making doilies and a couple of runners for a fund raising auction in May that will benefit a Christian school in the area.  It's so satisfying to be able to do this!
  • Of course, there are the excursions/trips that you can plan, without having to be concerned about how much vacation time you have accumulated.
  • Being able to do all kinds of extra things that I never had time for with working.
Yes, retirement is definitely agreeable with me!  I thank God that He has given me good health that allows me to enjoy it all with "hubby"

Me and Miss B

Thanks for stopping by and may God bless you and your family!

Monday, February 13, 2017

#21 Doily

This doily comes from the following book.  The patterns are all charts.  You can just decide what size thread and hook you want to use based on the number of rounds.

I used #20 thread and a #11 hook.  The finished doily measures 22 inches blocked.  I found the individual pattern HERE.  I really like the way it turned out.  Another one to add to my stack of doilies to be donated to the auction in May!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!!

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Heather Hill Doily

I've been admiring this doily for some time.  It just came up on my LARGE" want to make list".  It was made with #30 thread using a #11 hook and measures 18 inches blocked.  The pattern indicates it's a 14 inch doily.  I do crochet tight and block tight.   I did add a 3-ch picot to the top of each cluster on the last row.

The pattern can be found HERE.  Why don't you give it a try?

Thanks for stopping by and have a bless Sunday!