Things that I finally have finished up in the last week..
This yellow thingy is my CAL that I was doing with Stitchy Mcfloss, Faith, and Glor..I started it last night and the pattern calls for #3 thread..I don't have any of that size flying around here..so I thought size 10..and well I should have used two strands as this is not big enough for a potholder..only about 5in across. So girls..maybe I will try this again with 2 strands of thread..
This doily was on the hook when I went on my trip to NY. I finally finished it and blocked too by the way..It is a pattern from Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies..Patricia Kristoffersen..Used color 816..DMC..maroon..
I have been wanting to make this one for a long time..wasn't sure if it would look good in the maroon, as it was still in the basket from the first doily..Hey it is what was close and kept me from having to go into the craft room and make any decisions..sometimes choosing a color takes me longer than actually making a doily..
This is why I wanted to make this doily..I love different stitches and textured..after making it..I think a yellow, white, ecru..maybe even one of the discontinued colors that I have hoarded and waiting for the perfect pattern..This pattern can be found in Ultimate Doilies..Patricia Kristoffersen..
This doily..I thought it would use up the rest of the dye lot of the maroon..well it didn't. So I am thinking I will make some coasters with what is left..This doily was found in Year of Doily..book 5. I don't like this pattern as much as I do some other pineapple doilies..It was weird to block..had to pull it into shape..If you have ever worked a Josie Rabier pattern you know what I mean..no this isn't one of hers..Not sure who designed this..
Anyway that is my week in review. I have moved my hook..went to be with my middle daughter and enjoyed being with her..and I have shampooed my carpet today..found enough dog hair to make a small dog..so the rest of the day is mine to do whatever I want...any guesses.. I want to say hi to all my new followers..just happened to look and see that I have picked up some new blog friends..and to all my "old" blog friends..glad you stopped by to have a look see..Blessings my friends..new and old..