Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Adorable....I think so....

I am such a cheat. This was an old post from my old blog. I am moving some of the post over but archiving them. This one I thought would be fun to share again and it's a post for NaBla too.

I'm 14 months young without a worry in the world.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Secret Pals and such

I decided to do the Secret Pals again for the Autumn round. I accidentally revealed myself to my secret pal. I think it was meant to be and so does my pal. We share so much in common. She homeschools, I homeschool my kids. Not only that she was excited to find out that I unschool my kids too and we've been talking about that. We also love yarn, crochet, spinning, making doilies, etc....

It doesn't mean the spoiling will stop. She still might need another PK doily book even though she has one already because you can never have too many doily books. She needs pretty vintage things because that's what she likes. You can read her blog here.

I have heard from my Secret pal a few times too. She asked me some questions to get to know me better which is cool. It's nice to get a happy e-card in my inbox too. I'm looking forward hearing more from her in the future.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Espresso Doily

Espresso is a Patricia Kristoffersen Doily from Coffee 'N' Cream.

I'm a bit disappointed how this turned out. Part of it puckered even after blocking. It still looks okay though. I think I need to work on my tension when doing the outer ring. The upside down picot were challenging to be nice about it!

This was my first time working with a better quality thread too. I use Opera from Coats and Clark. I loved it feel so shiny and smooth. It was almost too smooth! It took me some getting used to because my thread would slip of my hook.

Someday I want to make this again and have it turn out perfect. I need to let my memory fade a bit with the pesky upside down picot.

You can see more pictures of the doily in my doily set.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Amaretto - Doily Number #5

Originally uploaded by sammimag.
Amaretto is a Patricia Kristoffersen Doily from Coffee 'N' Cream.

This book is out of print but I was able to get a used copy off eBay for not too much even after shipping. This picture barley shows the lovely raised stitches that are ( I think) are signature of PK's designs.

Amaretto is now gracing my daughters dresser. You can see more pics of the doily in my doily set on flickr (just scroll down on my side bar to find the link.) I just love the texture in PK doilies. The next PK doily is for me. I just ordered some thread and will start my doily as soon as I get it.

Right now I am working on a doily using a motif from a book. I plan to use that doily in the bathroom. I'm using a dark purple thread so the white porcelain in the bathroom will show off the design quite nicely, I think.