Saturday, August 27, 2016

November doily

This is the November doily from the book A Year of Doilies book 4, designed by Ocie Jordan.  It is 35 rounds and has well written easy to follow instructions.  There are 35 pineapples all together, the first set has 10 and the second set has 25.  It measures about 15" and I used Aunt Lydia's size 10 ecru colored thread with a 1.5 mm hook.

I really like the A Year of Doilies books.  In my collection I have books 2, 3, and 4.  So far I've made a few of the doilies from books 2 and 4, none yet from book 3.        

Took this picture on round 29

On the blocking mat

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

October doily

I'm starting to get my etsy shop ready for Halloween!  Some of the things I plan on making are doilies, pouches, bookmarks, and a few other things (I know i'm being too ambitious lol)  I made this doily a few times last year and really like the design.  The pattern is called October by Delsie Rhoades and can be found in A Year of Doilies book 2.  It's made with Knit Picks Curio black thread and a 1.5 mm hook and measures about 14 1/2".

Here are a few more Halloween and Autumn doilies that I've made.

I wanted to see how this would look using black thread.  The pattern is available for free here- Primal Light.  I used Aunt Lydias size 10 thread and a 1.75 mm hook.

 Fall Splendor by Gemma Owen.  I used Knit Picks Curio thread and a 1.5 mm hook.

October Pumpkin doily by Karla Hartzell.  The pattern is in the A Year of Doilies book 4.  I used Aunt Lydias size 10 thread in ecru, myrtle green, and orange.

I will post an update soon with more Halloween items :D  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Plants and flowers

 We recently bought our first home and have been working on getting everything ready so we can move in!  In two of the rooms we found hardwood floors hidden underneath plywood and tile and we've been working on that.  Around the outside there are a lot of plants, some of them we brought but most of them came with the house.  Here are some pictures from around the yard- 
Dead nettle has taken over most of the front yard!  

Queen Elizabeth rose

Butterfly bush


Alabama Sunset Coleus

The larger shed has one of these on both of it's doors.

A lantern found in the shed.