Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Made a Doily!

Hey Y'all!
I was looking online for a quick and easy doily pattern today.  I found the Cutie Pie Doily over at Panda Crochet. 

So grabbing some mercerised cotton, I headed to my recliner and threw the pattern up on the screen.  I had exactly enough.
Luckily, I found this small hank of yarn at one of my favorite thrift stores for $0.79.  I love doilies and I want to make some using thread, but I can't make myself go there just yet!

I made it in around an hour.  It still needs to be starched and ironed, but here it is, laid out on the den rug.
You can grab the free pattern HERE
My online friend, Charlotte, makes some beautiful things using thread.  Recently she made a beautiful Christening Dress and bonnet, and is currently working on a blanket to match.
Here's a beautiful picture of the dress and bonnet:
Isn't it gorgeous?
Go visit Charlotte at her blog by clicking here.  Tell her I sent ya over her way!
Robbie is visiting his great grandpa today with Big Daddy's mama.  The Doublewide is so quiet!  I was set to get me a good ole nap after church and lunch.  I laid down around 2:30 and told Big Daddy to wake me up at 5:15 if I wasn't up.
Miss Cookie (our dog) didn't want to be still and wouldn't be quiet either.  I got up at 3:30.
I used my sewing machine to make a quickie little bookmark.  It's nothing fabulous and the ribbon isn't centered, but it beats using a receipt or any stray piece of paper.

Also, Robbie has a project due.  The 100th day of school is coming up and he had to bring 100 of "something."
We have discussed this all week!  My idea was to glue down 100 pennies after flipping each one to find heads or tails.  He would NOT allow me to do that because he couldn't spend them afterwards.
So...we took the easy route.  I took a metal sheet (that goes in the bottom of the brownie pan) and we picked out 100 magnet words.
Here's his 100th day project!

Y'all have a great week! 


3 comments:

Olga said...

The doily you made is so cute. I love doilies too!
The dress and bonnet your friend made are absolutely adorable.

Charlotte said...

Thank you for mentioning my blog and crochet! Glad to see someone enjoying crochet as much as I do. There are plenty of free patterns on Ravelry. i have printed so many that I could start my own library :-) Have a great week!

daperfectmix said...

That thread is beautiful! I'm not sure if I have the patience for that quite yet. By the way, I wanted to let you know that I gave you a blog award! Come receive it on my blog.