Monday, July 25, 2011

Doily No. 4

How are you my friends?  I am sorry for being absent for two weeks.  As usual, life's so busy.  When I was a stay-at-home mom, it seems that there's not enough time to do all the chores at home.  And now that I'm working, I want to stop time and do everything that I can and most of all finish all my cross stitch pieces and crochet projects.  Oh well, what can I do....

I still crochet regularly at the office during lunch breaks.  And the good thing is, I have crochet buddies there so every lunchtime, we eat hurriedly so we can have as much crochet time as we can .  And there's one officemate who's into knitting and maybe someday soon, she will teach me how to do it.  We will see....

Crossstitch-wise, I do it regularly every night but for only an hour or so, that's why there's not enough progress to show you on my "Tropical Fruits".

I wanted to share with you the photos of my Doily No. 4.  I finished it maybe two months ago but it's only recently that I was able to photograph it.

Unwashed and unblocked:

White still wet and being blocked:

Dried and blocked already:

This doily is very textured and the thread I used, DMC Cebelia No. 10, is a bit stiff so I have some struggling with it.  I got spoiled by the pearl thread which is soft and very easy to maneuver.  But one thing I like so much about Cebelia is that blocking is very easy since the thread is stiff.  Anyway, here's the detailed photo:
I've got the pattern from this book:

On my last post, Raine thought that the cat in this photo is a toy:
But it is a measuring tape:

This is all for now my friends.  Take care always and have a nice week ahead of us!

P.S.  Deb MN was asking about the Tropical Fruits pattern.  I think it is only available here in the Philippines  as it was published by DMC Philippines.


Donna said...

The doily looks stunning, really intricate! I would love to try crochet one day, your work looks great!

Raine said...

The center of the doily has an illusion that it's sort of has a raised section when it's flat all together :D

Ninu said...

thats a beautiful doily!

nima said...

gorgeous doily toni

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

Hi Toni,what a beautiful doily It is lovely that you have work friends that crochet too.
Hope you are enjoying your job.

Anonymous said...

Your doily looks amazing =)

A life's journey.. in a stitcher's nook said...

the doily is so lovely.. great and superb work sis.. keep it up. congratulations.. c",)

Lostinblue said...

Toni that doily is amazing!! It's so beautiful colourwise but also the pattern is beautiful. I still haven't blocked my one and only doily so far. I need to get something suitable to block it on.

I am so looking forward to seeing the other doilies you've done now. How long does it take you about, to create one of these?

I'm so glad you have friends at work that crochet as well, so nice to be able to share it like that.
Hope the job is going okay for you.

Missing you sis, take care.
x x x x