Monday, June 13, 2011

An Award and My Doily No. 2

Thank you very much Ninu for passing this award to me.  I am so grateful to you.  Now, I have to say something about myself and then pass the award to some creative blogs that I love.  The only problem is, I love reading so many blogs that choosing only a few will be very hard.  Okay, here are some few random facts about me.
  • I am so much addicted lately to making doilies
  • I love listening to old music, brings nostalgia, but I love, love Rob Thomas and Matchbox 20's songs
  • My two favorite authors are Tess Gerritsen and Harlan Coben, love their books!
  • I love Peter Bishop of the TV series Fringe, can't get enough of him, LOL!
  • I used to be a makeup/product addict but not anymore, cross stitch and crochet took over
  • I put handcream and eyecream religiously because they said that true age shows in the hands and eyes of a woman.  I don't know if it's true, but nevertheless, I will continue using them all my life :-D
  • I love, love red nail polish, like fire engine red
  • Although I am a makeup artist, I am very lazy in putting makeup on my face.  Foundation, powder and lipstick will do.  Oh, I forgot lipliner.  I cannot put lipstick without lipliner.
Now, this will be the hardest part - passing the award to only a few since I follow so many wonderful blogs.  So what I will do to make it easier is to pass the award to the two really creative bloggers who's always been there with me and who never fails to leave a comment or two in ALL of my posts. 

Kim who does cross stitch, sewing, crochet, hardanger, flower arrangement, the list goes on, LOL!

Lesley who also does wonderful hardanger and cross stitch (Lesley, I know you've said before that you want your blog to be award-free, but I still want to pass this to you)

Now, here is my Doily No. 2.  Actually, I'm on my 5th and 6th already, but wasn't able to take good photos of the 3rd, and the 4th is still unwashed.

This is before washing.  Noticed how it looked like a potato chip? :-D

Close-up photos.  Can you see the raised flower in the center?

After washing and while being blocked
 I love looking at these colored pins!
Now dried and on the table

This is the book where the pattern came from

And although the book is in Japanese, the pattern is very easy to follow since it is in a diagram form like this

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a nice week ahead and take care!


Ninu said...

Love your pineppale doily!neat and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your crocheting looks so lovely :)

Lostinblue said...

Oh wow sis, that looks amazing! I absolutely adore it!! You are SO talented!

What size thread and hook do you use for something like this?

When you have finished do you just wash it and pin it or do you spray anything on it as well?

I really need to be there for you to show me all this, haha, if only!!


Lesley (Home Is Where My Heart Is) said...

Toni, thank you for choosing my blog as one for the Kreative Blogger award..I could never be mad at you :)I accept it in the spirit in which it is given and I will choose a couple of blogs to pass it to. There are so many gifted crafts persons in Blog land.
I love your doily,it is so intricate and it looks fantastic on your table.How long did it take you to crochet this pattern? I can't wait to see more of your work.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely doily. I love the casual way you say "The pattern was easy to follow" it looks like a lot of lines to a non-crocheter like me! Much like knitting patterns, they might as well be written in Greek for me!

Congrats on your award.

Hillery said...

How beautiful that is! Looks so complicated and intricate. Great Job.

Lauren said...

I have to agree with you on Peter Bishop... he is by far my favorite character on Fringe! I was so confused by what happened in the finale, but I know that the writers will have it all figured out.

As always, your work with the doilies is fantastic. You always make it look so easy!

Lesley (Home Is Where My Heart Is) said...

Five days,for an hour or two each day is impressive :) and I have never seen a pattern like this before. I wouldn't where to start, to interpret it!!

Raine said...

Congrats with the award!Beautiful doilies! Btw, you made me post my high school projects. Lolz. My only surviving one. Waaahhh.

nima said...

wow...gorgeous doily...i love it...