and here is the entire doily. I love this color..this is a Patricia Kristoffersen pattern, found in her book Simple Elegance. The name of the pattern is Aurora. Isn't the center just awesome. You can click on the pics and get a close up view. I think you can do that with any pics.
This is the tablecloth pattern for those who have been asking about the tablecloth. I am still working on one for my dining room table. Hopefully I will get it done in the next few weeks.
Butterfly doily. I needed to work on something that made me feel good. The butterflies are supposed to attach to each other, but I think I wanted them to be mobile, so they looked like they were flying..This is a pattern by Ann White. http://bellacrochet.blogspot.com tell her Vikki sent you.
My inlaws didn't make it in for Christmas. They planned on driving here from New Mexico. The weather didn't co-operate. Which kind of worked out. I was able to get up to my mom and dad's for Christmas Eve and spend some time with my family. We had a great time. I guess when one gets older family becomes more important. Anyway I enjoyed the short amount of time we were able to spend there before heading home. My kids and their families will be here for New Years. This year it was all of the other families years to have them. I am happy that it works the way it does.
To all my blog followers thank you for all the comments this past years, the helpful hints, and the hunt for pattern books. I have truly enjoyed visiting your blogs and reading about you and yours. Although I have never met you I consider you my friends and hope one day we will meet and be able to sit and crochet together. Or at least go hunting for that special thread or yarn. Hugs and Blessings to you all.