Friday, February 13, 2015

A surprise in the mail.. and pics of this week's finished doilies

Hi my fellow bloggers, or threadies, and friends..I hope you have all had a great week and looking forward to a wonderful weekend.  Not much goes on in my world, and I like it like that.. 

I know you only want to know about the surprise in the mail...I went to pick up a few things at the store the other day..nothing exciting, you know milk, bread, and something to munch.  I pulled into my drive and I see a box sitting outside my door.  I am thinking I haven't ordered anything lately...I rack my brain trying to think if maybe I did and didn't remember.  I really didn't think I had..trying to keep a lid on the pattern hoarding, but the box was too big for that..nope didn't order a thing....so you know the groceries were forgotten while I made a dash for the box...nope..didn't recognize the return address...at first...so I sat the box on the counter and went to get the groceries..I had to make myself because I really wanted to open the box, remember I am ADD (attention disorder).  I get distracted quite easily..anyway came in with the groceries..even made myself put them away..good thing it was just a quick trip so there wasn't much to put up..so now it is just me and this box.  



First of all I did not..repeat did not order this!!!  I look through the box and there are about 27 balls of Lizbeth thread..all bagged up with pictures of doilies with exact color charts...oh wow..anyway to get to the point...this ended up being a customer order for 8 doilies and wanted them made in certain colors and color changes.  It is just unusual for the customer to send me thread...so I don't have to make any decisions or color choices for awhile..I kind of like it...it almost felt like Christmas...

OK want to see what I finished up ..and blocked...I have finally got into the habit of blocking as I go...I am so glad that I made myself do that...no more looking at piles of doilies...and without any further talking..had a cup or two of tea..can you tell..here are this weeks doilies...
These are all Patricia Kristoffersen designs...this one can be found in  Doilies with a twist.  

This one can be found in Victorian Spiral Doilies

and finally this one can be found in Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies

www.etsy.com/shop/byhooks4u

7 comments:

Marilyn Stevens said...

Just found your Blog .... Love it ! ! I am a l-o-n-g time doily maker. I think yours are exquisite ! !
From Frozen NE Pa.
Marilyn

Sherri said...

Oh my your doilies are awesome! As always my friend. You must take pics of the finished doilies with the Lisbeth thread.
Be blessed with swift hook...

Mereknits said...

It would take me a year to make those two doilies. They are gorgeous. I love the box and all of its contents. What a great idea.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Charlotte Huffman said...

What fun! That would definitely be like Christmas for me too! I've got a question that I hope you'll answer in another post soon. After you block a doily, does it stay that way until washed? How do you package your doilies to ship? Ok, that's more than one question but I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.

Patricia Lewis said...

I love seeing what you have made :)) beautiful patterns ... hugs pat :))

Preeti said...

Lovely doilies!! I have made that last one few months back.

Bobbie said...

I just found your blog and must say, I am thoroughly enjoying your posts and gorgeous doilies. I've made two filet crochet table scarves (using the chart pattern, not the written pattern). They came out really pretty. I basically crochet afghans, dishcloths, coasters, etc. I might have to buy some #10 tread and try some more filet crochet after seeing all your lovely doilies. I'm self-taught so not very good at following a written pattern.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us - you are very inspiring and I love your sense of humor!!
Bobbie L)