Hello friends. Is it hot where you are? Goodness, it's 93 degrees here - and that doesn't take into account the heat index. My eyes are on the skies, watching and hoping for big grey rain clouds. They are in the forecast and the flower garden needs some relief (as do we). My son is fascinated by weather and provides periodic updates - back and forth he runs between me and the Weather Channel. I cherish these moments.
I mentioned our quick trip to the craft store in yesterday's post. What I didn't tell you was that I picked up something else while I was there. Not sure if I could do it, I didn't want to say anything and fail your expectations ... or mine either. I've always been smitten by the doilies all you talented ladies have been showing on your projects. I've swooned over many a card, wishing I had some of these embellishments in my box of goodies. My daughter convinced me to try my hand at making them. I admit, I was intimidated by the thought. She picked out crochet thread (a ball of oatmeal and a beautiful soft shade of pink) at the store, then grabbed a couple pattern books. With her vote of confidence, I had to try. The patterns are just gorgeous and create circles of goodness - most 12" across. I stopped making "rounds" when I felt the pattern was complete and the doily large enough for the purpose.
Here are two I made today. There are certainly mistakes as this is a learning process for me ... so don't look to close. I enjoyed sitting outside on the garden porch, in the shade, playing with my littlest of crochet hooks. What's next? I'm thinking ... LACE!
I'll be back soon ... to show you what has become of these two! Thanks for stopping by.