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Christmas is coming… what’s in the workbasket?


Mission Accomplished!

The doily, it be done!  Take a look:

I tried to create a simpler alphabet than I’ve used in the past, and I am very happy with the way it turned out.  Worth using again.

I used size 20 white thread, intending to tea-stain the finished piece for an old-fashioned look; I normally use off-white thread.  But in the end, the client requested I just leave it white.  She plans to frame it on a purple background.

This is an attempt to show the edgeing detail.


Yay!  All done!  I hope to deliver it Sunday at church.

My current (for several months now!) project:

The doily-in-progress; as you can see, I’m working on the border, which is going to be a scallop:

halt doily


Self-Portrait!  🙂

crochet hand

Cross Bookmarks

Well, I got busy yesterday and crocheted up a couple of bookmarks for Christmas gifts.  These are two Annie’s Attic patterns; they both remind me of stained glass.

Cluster cross:


And the Gothic cross:


Both are around 3-4 inches long.  I think a long chain with a tassel attatched to the end would suit them well.

Lest You Think…

I had totally given up on the name doily:  I finished it yesterday.  Yippee!  I was pretty happy with the way it turned out; it ended up with a narrow, slightly scalloped border and then a row of large, triangular chain-stitch-and-picot points.  I was ready to be done.  🙂  And then in my haste to deliver it, I left without getting a picture of it for the blog.  😦

I suppose I really ought to work something up in a hurry for somebody’s Christmas present.  Hmm….


So, I really did finish The Doily.  I’m having to use the scanner, so I couldn’t get a picture of the whole thing.  But this should give you the idea:

Ready to give away to one of the sweetest ladies!

And this is my new project.  One of the dreaded name doilies (which is coming along much faster than I’d hoped, actually, and much less dreadfully):

It will eventually read, “Nelson”, and of course I’ll add a border later.  Do you think it’s legible?

Since we are on the subject

… I did find a blog with some photos of very nicely done and quite beautiful thread crochet projects.  If anyone else but me is interested in this sort of thing, you can go here to see!