Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pretty Plate & Pillowcase

I paid a little visit to the Goodwill store Saturday evening. I love it when Rick’s driving and will take me there.  :)  Didn’t find much, but I did find this pretty Homer Laughlin dogwood plate.  I remember my mom having either this plate, or perhaps a serving platter in this design. I can’t remember for sure, but I definitely know it was this design.  I love it!  I am still tossing around ideas on how to display the goodies I find.


I also found this pretty vintage pillowcase.


A couple close up shots.



Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all, and I hope you’re having a lovely day. Thought I’d share this pretty bouquet that my husband got for me on Tuesday.  An early Valentine’s bouquet.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Excellence Doily

Another doily finished, and instead of tucking this away in a pizza box, I gifted this to my daughter for her birthday.  I used various shades of neutral colored threads.  This is the first I’ve made a doily with various neutrals, and I have to say I am pleased with the results. At present, I am working on another doily. Will share when it’s finished.  It’s a big one and is taking me a bit longer than usual.

This doily is called Excellence and is from Decorative Crochet #8.




And here is a picture my daughter sent me this morning..with the doily in use. :)

Doily Lauras BD-001

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Two New Doilies & 99 Years

Hello All!  Hope this finds you having a good day.  Many folks around here are upset with Punxsutawney Phil because he said there will be six more weeks of winter.  LOL  Yesterday, on our way to Rick’s aunt’s 99th birthday party, we passed through Punxsy, and let me tell you the place was bustling!  It is amazing the people that come from near and far to join in the festivities there.  I guess there were around 30,000 people up at Gobbler’s Knob this morning.  My goodness.  I’ve been there when it wasn’t Groundhog Day and I cannot imagine that many people in such a small area!  Hope they had fun!  Btw, in case you’re wondering, I live about 15 miles from Punxsy.  As a child I lived about 10 miles from Punxsy and went to school there.

Now then, to the subject line. The two new doilies I’d like to share with you.  The first is called Sunset Doily and the pattern can be found in the February 2014 issue of Crochet World magazine. At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to make it because of the trtr stitches, but they’re not as cumbersome as I had anticipated.  The doily actually worked up quite quickly.



This next doily is called Making Waves and is from Decorative Crochet #8.  Rick got me the magazine at a flea market last summer!



Here is a picture of my husband’s aunt, who recently turned 99, and me. Excuse the blurriness and the fact that I still have my coat on.  Sure wish I would have taken it off before Rick took the picture.  Not sure what I was thinking!