“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 …
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.
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? 😀
oh my!! It is sooo beautiful!!!! Congrats!!
Thanks so much Amina! Already plotting the next one.
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!
Cant wait to see what you make when you do come back to crocheting! 😀
It is beautiful! And it’s the way of life that we often don’t appreciate things at the time. ☺
So very true! When I showed it to my mom she said something similar. 😀 I’m glad I caught the bug now.
Love love love this and the story about your cousins!
Thank you lady! You also contributed in a big way. You sent me that awesome book! ❤
whew! that is stunning
Thank you so much Syd! I had so much fun making it. I’m already plotting for the next three! 😀