apple blossoms & why I love lace

The apple blossoms are blanketing our lawn like pink crocheted lace.


...and I just finished this doily from the previous post.

This is the first time that I have used size 30 thread and I must say that I truly love the delicate feel of it! The thread was actually a thrift store find, but it worked up so elegant and subtle.

Such a delicate lacey look -- do you have such a passion for lace, too?!
This is why I love lace. Crocheted or otherwise.

This book shows a gorgeous bedroom laden with lace & beauty! How breath-taking is this bedroom!? Ahhh. Someday, in my quaint farmhouse, my husband & I will have a master bedrooom just like this.........complete with the exquisite lace that drapes the bed.

More reasons why I love lace ~

...this just steals my breath away.
Last summer we toured a settlers' village and all of these fine examples of lace were showcased in the dressmaker's store.

...and this magnificent, hand-made lace that was made to look as if the lady was about to come back soon to complete.

...or this adorning this antique dress-form.


All of those tiny stitches taken either out of necessity or out of need for fashion speak of such subtle beauty. And if I can come even close to making that same type of lace, well that is my desire.


Suzy said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Sally said...

Oh, my gosh, Dawn! That is exquisite! Makes me want to try to learn crochet....or not....I'm much too impatient to try something that delicate....I'll stick to knitting socks.

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I think I like yours the best. Second would be the white with the flowers and the little balls.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You're an artist with that thread!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Dawn -- that's just breathtaking! Your pictures are so yummy! :)

Please keep up with the good work, so that I can enjoy your creations.

Unknown said...

I think you have not only come close, but you have made it! It is absolutely gorgeous and I hope your dreams of a lace filled master bedroom come true.

Misty said...

Your doily is beautiful! I think the color of the thread really complements the pattern design. Congrats on your finish!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Ooohlala! I love it. You are so talented!

Mary Anne Drury said...

(GASP) .... VERY VERY PRETTY!! I LOVE that apple blossom pink color!

Shari from Big Yellow Farmhouse said...

Ahh, your pink lace is absolutely gorgeous! My goal is to eventually get my crochet skills to this level where I can produce something so elegantly beautiful. This is the ultimate! You always give us some wonderful inspiration here!

Ruth said...

I love your pink doiley! And I love crochted lace, tatting, etc. I have quite a bit of it and I buy it at garage sales when I see something pretty. I have crocheted many things as well, but not for quite a while. I have a table cloth that I haven't worked on for a long time. I need to finish it!! Hee Hee!

Knot Garden said...

All those different types of lace are so interesting. I once knew a lady who made bobbin lace. Your pink crochet lace is just beautiful. I'm sure you will have that lace-filled bedroom one day!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!

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meggie said...

Beautiful! So delicate, & your photos do it such justice! Love that pink apple blossom with the lace.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

That is the best use of a thrift store find I have ever seen! Absolutely lovely! Twyla

Evelyn said...

I have just discovered your blog and I love it. You are invited to my blog. I try to do such gorgeous things but yours are great. I love your bags, where can I find the patterns? Hi from the south of Spain.

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