Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My WIPs...and a few thoughts...

Well I did it..I put the thread eater on hold and picked up a purple/lilac thread..# 210 in DMC cebelia color chart.  It is weird how color can pick you up.  After working weeks with ecru on the thread eater I can't tell you how good it felt to have some color to look at while moving the hook.  It only took me a weekend from start to finish on this beautiful doily..and to have more stitches to work than just dc's and chains...it felt good.  Filet is beautiful crochet, but it is time consuming and to be honest boring..boring ..and did I say boring....but I needed the break as I felt like just stopping on the thread eater..My plan for today is to pick up the thread eater and work a row or two..maybe more if the mood strikes ( I have my doubts)..and if I get tired or bored of doing it..I started another doily...

Not much has been going on in my world other than more snow/ice/freezing rain coming my way for the weekend..yippee..I want Spring to kick old man winter in his snowballs....oops..did I just say that? 

I want to thank all of you who have offered words of encouragement and love in the last few post...it is odd that just a few years ago..all of us hookers would be in our own world, doing our own thing..by ourselves.  Now we can talk, share and encourage each other in our own way...There was a time I didn't think I wanted let alone needed a blog..but after doing this for a few years..2 I think..I have realized that I have met some like minded people, people who enjoy doing what I do..people like me.  My mom and sister set up my blog for me..because I am not good with computers..because they had/have blogs..and now I think I am the only one that continues blogging.  I like the relationships that have been made on here.  I look forward to reading your blogs, reading your comments..and seeing where all my visitors are from..And guess what..I have friends from all over the world...how cool and awesome is that?  Ok I have rambled long enough...I am hoping you all are blessed today..and have a day filled with hugs and love...enjoy the pics of my WIPs..
Weekend  accomplishment


Just in case I get bored...

The thread eater...
 


14 comments:

Debi Y. said...

Beautiful doily Vikki. I always enjoy looking at your work. :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

The doily is lovely! :)

Hang in there with the thread eater...once it is finished you will be so proud of yourself for making something so awesome! Maybe each daughter needs to get one for Christmas? Just kidding. :)

Blogging is awesome, it opens a door to a world that none of us would have ever known...and now we are all friends..how cool is that!

Blessings always sweet friend.

Charlotte Huffman said...

So glad to beone of your friends. Love all of your work.

Kim said...

I love your doilies so much Vikki, I wish I had your talent with them.
I feel so blessed to have found your blog and those of the other ladies I visit. I agree, it's wonderful to have found ones who share our love of yarn and hooks and knitting etc.
I've learnt so much from you all and I'm very grateful.
:-)

Sherri said...

Wow, what a doily, lovely!
I too so enjoy our friendship, I don't have many who like the same things as we do, so true.
I can't wait to see your tablecloth finished. I too enjoy filet but I never find it boring, I love seeing the picture come to life, but I can sure understand your issues with it.

Gramma Rita said...

Gorgeous doily! And I agree...it is so nice to be able to be in touch with other crocheters. :D

Pradeepa said...

Your lilac doily is very pretty. I am thinking of making a tablecloth for my round coffee table but I am doubtful if I would ever complete it. I am always scared of picking up huge projects.

Fran Lehigh said...

Love that pattern.. it is beautiful.
MOM

Nima said...

gorgeous doily..yeah i can very well relate..transformation from ecru to lilac is really a good feeling...

Preeti said...

Very beautiful doily, Vikki!! :) I am a doily lover and I always like to see what's on your hook.
I haven't done much of filet crochet infact nothing. I took once a peacock project from some vintage pattern and half the way I got bored and lost my row count too. You might have seen it in vintage patterns, ...it's half the one sided peacock which made me even tense how to match the other side.
I am glad to be your friend and it's you from whom I learned how to block a doily :)

Mindy said...

Incredible weekend accomplishment!! Love the color, too!

Mereknits said...

I love your magnificent crochet, you are so talented, And I agree with you , I just love blogging and it has brought so many fantastic people into my life.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Toni said...

Your doily is so lovely Vikki! Love the color.

Yes, we have our own world, our own world where only us can understand the true meaning of "hookers" LOL!

Hugs to you!

BARBARAD said...

What a Beautiful Lavender Doily, You sure do wonderful, beautiful work.

Barbara in Florida