Throw Back Thursday Crochet… The love of doilies!!

Last week I showed you a beautiful afghan my Grandmother Beatrice Ryan Ramshaw had made for her sister-in-law…  I loved pulling it out and wrapping up in it… Great memories of my Great Aunt and my Grandmother!!

This week I pulled out a small part of my Doily Collection…  She was known for her thread work and I remember many times watching her work on a doily or tablecloth!  When I was growing up, I would get to spend the night with my cousin at our Grandmothers house… She watched Big Time Wrestling and Crocheted…  Our treat was 7 up and Mothers Chocolate Chip Cookies…  We played dress up with her fur coats and beautiful dresses and we even were allowed to try on her gorgeous costume jewelry!  Great memories!!  So here are just a few of those doilies I inherited…

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I use these doilies all around the house… I may have up to 50 of her doilies in my collection!!!  I do love working with thread… Just a month ago I found a beautiful ball of Peacock colored thread and whipped up my own doily…  I thought of her so much while I was working on it!!!

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Love this color!!! I would love to make a table runner out of this thread… Wouldn’t that be beautiful??

 

What about you??  Have you worked with thread…and if you have what have you made… Any tablecloths,,, table runners or doilies?

 

Happy Crocheting….

Elena

Craftsy

Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite…Week 24

Have you ever thought of your crochet season??  That’s when you tend to crochet more… mine is September-April… That’s not saying I don’t crochet the rest of the year… But, those colder months I have some sort of desire to work on things that keep me warm!!  I can see that in our Facebook Fan Favorite Series...  Each week over the last few months, there has been way more of you talking about and sharing these Daily Free Pattern finds…   This weeks winner had almost 2000 comments, likes and views all on its own… And many of the other weekly finds had close to the same!!  So here is the weekly Facebook Fan Favorite…

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Patchwork Purse by Patons

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Patchwork seems to be a hot trend this winter and if you are a bag/purse collector this stylish  design may be just right for you!

If you are new to our Facebook segment,,,  Each day I present a Daily Free Pattern Find that I have found while browsing the internet…  The winner is selected by your views, comments, likes and shares!  Also, Past segments (and there are tons of Free Patterns) are stored in my Facebook Photo Library…  There are now 2 Photo Albums for this series,,, One album for 2013 Free Pattern Finds and a new 2014 Album…

CAL News:

We are having so much fun working on our Crochet-A-Long!!!!  Last Friday on our Facebook “Show and Tell”, There were so many beautiful pictures posted…  I have had a sneak peek already of a few week two projects… love them!!!  It isn’t to late to join in the fun,,, Week 1 and 2 pattern sections are posted in the Crochet-a-Long tab at the top of the page and are easily completed…

Also you can follow along with the other 118 members over on Ravelry… And we have our own Pinterest Page just for our CAL progress pictures… Hop over and check all the great pictures out!!!  If you would like to post your CAL pictures on the pinterest page,,, Just shoot me an email to [email protected] and I will have an invite sent by Pinterest for you to join in…

How is your CAL afghan coming along??  Mine is lovely so far… and I think you are going to LOVE week 3 pattern section!!!

Happy Crocheting…

Elena

Craftsy
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