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.
I love that.
And I also love this exceptional January snow that seems to intensify the sky with a blueness that is so vibrant & jewel-like.

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.


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


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.



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


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

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



Unknown said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning.

Michelle @ Delicate Construction 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

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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful! I love that close stitch too.

QuiltedSimple said...

beautiful! i love how dense and substantial it looks.

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*

Anonymous said...

Dawn - you are amazing. This doily is breathtaking.

PBF Collection 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.

Anonymous 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

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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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