2.16.2010

exceptional

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This is Mary Werst's Exceptional doily that I started awhile ago from this book. The dense-ness of the stitches is so totally unlike any doily that I have ever crocheted.
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I love that.
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And I also love this exceptional January snow that seems to intensify the sky with a blueness that is so vibrant & jewel-like.
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This is the view from our front yard -- yup, very blessed indeed.

And so thankful that so many years ago a lovely lady took the time during my lunch recess to teach me how to crochet doilies.



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I am using my # 7 steel crochet hook and my very, very favorite crochet thread, Aunt Lydia Bamboo Crochet Thread, size 10.



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My husband is under the very sad, mistaken notion that doily-love is only for grandmas from long, long ago & teases me that he is going to list me as 'Doily Dawn' in my obituary.

But don't worry -- I will properly educate him into becoming passionate about doilies strewn all over the house.

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Hmmm. I wonder what he'd think about a lovely crocheted edging on .... say... some of his clothing?


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I'm kidding, of course........


....but if anyone has the perfect pattern for masculine edgings, let me know.




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20 comments:

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning.

Michelle said...

What a great idea to post it with the pictures outside- gorgeous! I couldn't in my wildest dreams come up with anything like that!

glor said...

How beautiful ... both the doily and pictures. The doily is so perfectly done.

Tudy said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I know how much work is in something like that and I just love it.

willywagtail said...

Loving that raised edge towards the centre. Maybe you could crochet edge hubbies towels so he can feel the feminine love too! Cherrie

L Johnson said...

Priceless!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful! I love that close stitch too.

QuiltedSimple said...

beautiful! i love how dense and substantial it looks.
kris

Suzy said...

I am always in awe of your beautiful crochet doilies. I think this one is my very favorite so far. Of course, I always say that each time I see a new one. LOL!

Jeanne said...

This is absolutely stunning! So stunning, in fact, that I ran out last night and bought the book so I could make one, too (even though I own several pattern books on doilies already). I started one this morning! Wheeeee!

You are quite the enabler and you may not even know it. But I love it and the beautiful projects you share, so don't you dare stop! LOL Ü*

ivoryspring said...

Dawn - you are amazing. This doily is breathtaking.

Anacskie said...

Wow! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I've just started taking classes for crochet and now I'm motivated to make some doilies. Thanks again for sharing this.

Cathy said...

This doily is beyond a regular doily..it is a master piece! Tell you husband that there are loads of us Doily Dawn junkies out here..that use them and appreciate them and collect them! ♥

nanny said...

Your work is stunning!!!!I love the colors in the Hip to be back,,,below. Prettiest I have ever seen!!!

nanny said...

Or Backed!! Sorry

雪糕 said...

cool blog,期待更新........................................

Michelle said...

That's gorgeous -- makes me want to learn to crochet!

Everlasting said...

This doily is perfect!
Your pictures are so beautiful.
I am sure that this doily will be the star of the house!

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