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Tulip Doily

My latest finished crochet piece. Isn’t it pretty?

I made this Tulip Doily for my cousin Roberta as a small thank you for letting us stay at their place last month when we had to evacuate due to the Monument and Antelope Wildfires. This was a quick and easy pattern to whip up; I started it Tuesday evening while watching television and finished it Thursday morning, probably five or six hours crocheting time. I really liked the way it turned out.

The Tulip Doily pattern came out of a Leisure Arts Publication book, titled At home with crochet (Crochet collection series). I have owned this book for probably fifteen years and it has become one of my favorite. These are all the items I have made from patterns in this book:

  • Kat’s graduation afghan, Bold Appeal. I thought I had a photo of this, but I can’t find it and my scanner isn’t working properly right now. I’ll try later to add a scanned picture of this afghan.
  • David’s graduation afghan, Building Blocks Quilt, which I am sure he would appreciate it if I would finish this!

  • Quick Feminine Scarf – I made several of these this past winter, giving many away and even keeping a few for myself.

I think my next doily will be from this book also, a Wheat Doily. But first I’m making a shrug for myself from a kit I ordered. I hope to begin it today!

Lovely weekend

This past weekend was just about perfect. Warm finally, warm enough to take a stroll around the Southwood Nature Trail Sunday. Saturday was spent watching racing at Daytona and crocheting. Here’s my latest project, a Crochet-A-Long with some of my online crochet friends. This is how it’s going so far up to row 12 (out of 32 rows!).

I find that watching a race and crocheting work well together. I can listen to the race, watch what I’m doing with the crochet project, and if there are any crashes or some other excitement on the track, there will be at least a dozen replays to watch! And I can always hit rewind on the TV if I miss something.

What else made this weekend perfect? Oh, cheesecake and strawberries!