Doily Love

“ole people stuff” … that’s what I used to call doilies.

Pretty, vintage, delicate, lacey, genius … that’s what I call them now.

To Diana and Hildred — my older cousins — who thought I had it in me to be a doily afficianado (like they were).   I’m sorry I laughed and thought y’all were old people (at 26 & 32) … just because I didn’t get what it took to be the type of craftswoman you both were.  But I know now.  It’s amazing what you two cranked out back in the day … both in complexity and size … and to think y’all didn’t even know how to read patterns … you just replicated accurately from looking at the stitches in finished pieces …

Bravo cousins!

This isn’t much, but I’m sure you’ll both be happy to know that I’ve finally … after 25 years … joined you in the doily love.

Cheers! ❤

Doily Love

Pattern: Jute Rug motif from publication “Crocheting for the Home” by Margaret Ramsay and Sondra Miller.  Ravelry notes here

Claiming stashdown Scavenger 2015 challenge letters:

  • D: for delicacy
  • K: for kinship
  • O: for Ornament

See the list here.

What have you all been up to craft-wise? 😀



10 thoughts on “Doily Love

  1. Amina May 29, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    oh my!! It is sooo beautiful!!!! Congrats!!

    • Nicky June 15, 2015 / 7:24 am

      Thanks so much Amina! Already plotting the next one.

  2. Alina May 26, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    What a lovely motif! I miss crocheting, I’ve been cheating on it with knitting for the last months! I have to come back to it!

    • Nicky June 15, 2015 / 7:25 am

      Cant wait to see what you make when you do come back to crocheting! 😀

  3. Abigail @ Rosy Hill May 26, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    It is beautiful! And it’s the way of life that we often don’t appreciate things at the time. ☺

    • Nicky June 15, 2015 / 7:26 am

      So very true! When I showed it to my mom she said something similar. 😀 I’m glad I caught the bug now.

  4. savethestationery May 26, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    Love love love this and the story about your cousins!

    • Nicky May 26, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you lady! You also contributed in a big way. You sent me that awesome book! ❤

  5. Syd May 26, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    whew! that is stunning

    • Nicky May 26, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Thank you so much Syd! I had so much fun making it. I’m already plotting for the next three! 😀

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