Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Red Doily

After my original 1918 Doily, I was anxious to do the "real" one in red.

It turned out a bit bigger than the trial run.

...by a LOT more than I expected!


But to give you a little perspective on just how big it really is, here's a pen on top of it.

And this is the hook I used.
I haven't starched it yet, but I'm hoping to maybe give it as a gift... someday... Do you think it's too big to be used? It's much larger than a dinner plate, and I know doilies don't have a reputation for practicality to begin with, but is it something people would use?

Either way, it's wonderful to have accomplished it.

16 comments:

  1. I have some doilies hung up as framed artwork in my home so even if it turns out not to have a "function" it could certainly have a purpose in a home. It's beautiful!

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  2. That's so pretty! Doilies are a little intimidating to me. I knw my mom would love one.

    Great job! :)

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  3. Well, I like it! But I don't know what I'd do with a doily. No, I take that back. I would place it on my dining room table over the table cloth with some kind of something on top. Hmmm. Maybe I should make one for myself....

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  4. I love it soooo much! Beautiful. The reason I learned to crochet. . .I wanted colored doilies! Love the red sister.
    machelle

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  5. I don't think there are any hard and fast rules on how big a doily should be. I think larger would work well for setting a table centerpiece on. It's beautiful.

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  6. OMGosh! I love this! I cannot believe you made it. I so wish I knew how to do it. Very nice and I love the red.
    xo,
    Sena

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  7. Oh my gosh Mindy this is just "out of this world" beautiful!

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  8. You are all so kind--it's so humbling to be complimented by some seriously talented crocheters like you all!! Thank you.

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  9. I love it..it would look amazing on one of those little round tables or a dining table with a white tablecloth under it..lovely too at Christmas..or an apple green tablecloth to give it a retro feel!

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  10. That's amazing that you MADE that! Wow! I think I know how to crochet a dishrag!
    I am coming over from Homemaker on a Dime and am now your newest follower!

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  11. I do not crochet so I admire those who can. Your doily is very pretty....Christine

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  12. Mindy-

    Love! It think that could be a part of a gorgeous Mother's Day vignette...

    Thanks for linking up.

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  13. Woohoo! This is something my mom would covet. I love it. I've crocheted a lot before I had children and I know the time involved in making one like this. Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  14. I think it is wonderful..Sone lucky person will be blessed to receive this as a gift..never doubt yourself..it is lovely

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  15. I think it's gorgeous! I would certainly use it! Thanks for linking up!

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