Friday, April 8, 2011

5 more doilies blocked






Good Morning. It is sunny in southern Indiana and warm. Trees are budded, grasses are being mowed and my head hurts and my eyes are watering...love springtime!! I feel like a criminal when I need to buy Sudafed..I probably look like one too, eyes all red, nose running, and constantly making funny noises so I can clear my throat.

I have blocked more doilies..Hip Hip Horray!! Only 28 more to go. I posted pics..maybe not the best quality of pictures. Like I said my eyes are so watery, I did it very quickly..they are round even if they don't look like.

The large army green one is made with Nazli Gelin Garden thead..size 10. I thought I would try this thread as DMC Cebelia is crazy high in price and really hard to find. To compare..Nazli: size 10 is a little smaller, alot softer, blocks very well..and seems to hold its shape..if you tend to have to rip out and rework your work I think it might get fuzzy. It is less expensive and has quite a bit more thread.. I would buy it again..Got it off line on ebay for less than $3.00. I have saved the seller in my favorites to make another purchase.

11 comments:

Bobbi said...

you are the busy one! -- I see you have 10 followers now! cool.

no I didn't vote for my favorite one. LOL

have a good weekend
Love you

Kris said...

Hi Vikki! Thanks for the visit and kind words at my blog Simplify! I am going to go take a look-see at your blog now. I see some pretty doilies!!! I have not yet attempted these!!! Come on back soon, and have a lovely Sunday!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful! I love to crochet doilies also. Hope you visit me! New follower.
P.S. I see you are from Evansville, Indiana. I have been there several years ago when I was traveling for the company I work for. Have you ever heard of Champion Laboratories? They are in Albion, Illinois.

Casey said...

wow, you make great doilies!

pattas said...

Beautiful work.. such pretty colours and patterns..:))

Faith said...

beeeeee u ti ful.......I'd love to spend an afternoon with you...chit chattin and movin our hooks....what fun...thanks for stopping by my little place...

glor said...

Hi Vikki, so glad I found you! Thanks for your visit. I am drooling, I adore doilies and your work is beyond gorgeous. Looking forward to spending time visiting. You're inspiring me to get back to the thread crochet which is great for the summer months. Have a good day, blessings.

Ninu said...

vikki, doilies look beautiful! 28 more doilies to block??u are a fab crocheter then!will be visiting ur blog to see the next batch !
Thanks for visiting my blog
-ninu

by Teresa said...

Wow, glad you left a comment on my blog, I popped over to see yours and WOW!!! I love doilies and just got a new book to make one.. I've made some in the past but want a big one. I got this book "Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies". What patterns are you using? I'm impressed at how MANY you've done!! What do you use to block them?

Nice to meet you.. Teresa in Oregon

Fran, said...

Beautiful~~~my dear.
Mom~~ kisses and lots of hugs

One pair of Hands said...

What beautiful work. That's a lovely lot of doileys and very pretty patterns.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd like to look in on yours again.