Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Butterfly Doily Extravaganza

Over the course of this blog about thread crochet projects, I have completed several doilies that have butterflies in them.  These butterfly doilies seem to be popular pages, so I thought I would re-cap them into one post for those butterfly lovers out there.

Three of these doilies were created for my lovely mother, Leona, for various gift opportunities.  A few of her favorite things are butterflies, hummingbirds, flowers, crochet, and red.  So these crochet thread projects were perfect choices for her!

I will post the pictures in the order in which the gifts were given.  For more information on the projects, feel free to check out the links to my prior blog posts.

http://exquisitecrochetdainties.blogspot.com/2010/04/beautiful-butterflies.html


http://exquisitecrochetdainties.blogspot.com/2010/10/beautiful-birthday-butterfly-is.html
http://exquisitecrochetdainties.blogspot.com/2010/09/beautiful-birthday-butterfly-wip.html


http://exquisitecrochetdainties.blogspot.com/2010/12/mystery-project-revealed.html
http://exquisitecrochetdainties.blogspot.com/2010/12/mystery-project-reveal-coming-soon.html


The final doily with butterflies also has flowers.  But this one was for ME!!!  I thought it would be such a cheery feast for the eyes on dreary winter or rainy days.  I love my flower garden, and I love my Thread Crochet!  So this is the perfect doily for me.


If you haven't seen my other 2 posts about this project and would like to, here are the links:
http://exquisitecrochetdainties.blogspot.com/2011/08/vintage-floral-doily-ta-daa.html
http://exquisitecrochetdainties.blogspot.com/2011/04/springtime-floral-doily.html


Every doily except the small stand alone butterfly are the designs of Elizabeth Ann White.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Patch Lady



Tonight begins our church's 4th year of hosting the AWANA Club program.  My 2 younger boys finished in it last year and are moving on to our church's next level, Cross Training.  My good friends, Tim and DeLane, run this age group, and they are EXCELLENT.  The boys are thrilled to finally move to them.

But me, 

I am not leaving AWANA

because I am 


 THE PATCH LADY.



I sew on all the patches that the kiddos earn from their hard work of studying God's Word and hiding it in their hearts.  (Psalm 119:11 in action!!!)  One of the kiddos specifically called me "The Patch Lady," and it has kind of stuck.

This year a lot of the workers are getting new shirts.  I am not.  So me, being me, I decided to RE-NEW my shirt.  And since I am 

THE PATCH LADY,


I decided to RE-NEW it with...

what else?

PATCHES!!!


It turned out so cute, and since this is my crafty blog, I thought I'd share the RE-NEW with you.


As I said, I am 





THE PATCH LADY!!! 





Smiley

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crochet in Seattle

My bff went to Seattle to move her youngest to his new life.

Her mind was occupied with sadness and being courageous.

But...she used some of her precious mind space to think about me when she was gone (which I feel is an honor).

She even took a picture with me in mind:





Just look at all those hats and wonderful crochet eye candy.

What a treat!!!

Thanks MB!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Dreaming of a Doily Give-Away



I have been at this blog thing for over a year now.  I can hardly believe that.  And it has been fun.  There has been a little waxing and waning, especially waning of late, but I keep plugging away.  It is fun to be creative.  And it is even more fun to share your creativity with others.  Thank you for all your appreciation of my creations.  I have loved see many of yours as well.

I am approaching 50 followers. 

Wow!  That is SO cool!


To celebrate, I am crocheting up a GIVE-AWAY doily
to be gifted upon the big  5 0  being reached!

I already tried one, but I wasn't satisfied.

So I am doing a different one.

When I am finally done, as well as finally satisfied, 
I will post pictures and procedures.

I am SUPER THRILLEDISH about this idea.

It will be a treat to bless someone since I have been so blessed by your support.

I will tell you that the doily will be one of Patricia Kristoffersen's designs from the Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies thread crochet pattern book.  I LOVE HER WORK!!!





So...

STAY TUNED!!!

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Doilies in Mod Decor



Ladies, Anne over at BellaCrochet
posted a link on Facebook
to this wonderful decorating blog 
wherein the DOILY
is used to decorate a modern home.

It gives the vintage doily a modern twist.

CHECK IT OUT!


Have any of you run across this blog before?
Be sure to vote in my poll!

I'm going to ask CrochetBlogger.  :)


Monday, August 15, 2011

Vintage Floral Doily Ta-Daa!

The Springtime Floral Doily replete with rose, posey, daffodil, and butterfly motifs is finally done!  (Check out the link for the crochet motif pieces and parts separately.) 

It was a great project to use up some of my crochet thread stash.  I used some green and white variegated crochet thread for the base that I, personally, wouldn't have chosen for a bootie or bonnet project.  So this doily was a great way to use it up.  I also used some dark pink, light pink, creamy yellow, as well as the remainder of a lavender spool.

All I had left to do was the ironing and 
the sewing of pieces onto the main doily base.

AND IT HAS TAKEN ME MONTHS TO 
GET MOTIVATED TO FINISH!!!

4 to be exact.

But it was well worth the wait.

I truly do think this will be a fine keepsake.

I sewed the flowers on instead of the recommended glueing.  I know I can wash it and iron it if it is held together solely by crochet thread.  Whereas, I was not sure what would happen if I washed it with the glue.





Once again, kudos to Bella Crochet designer Elizabeth Ann White.  I so enjoy her work.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Honorable Mention by CrochetBlogger


I was honored to discover this week that I was mentioned by the CrochetBlogger in one of her posts in June.  She was listing 25 of crochet blogs to check out.  I had not previously known about her blog, Crochet Concupiscence, and was pleasantly surprised to find my blog listed among so many other fine options.

So a big THANK YOU to CrochetBlogger!

She has a lot of great information about crochet over there.  I'm going to have to check it out!
And I'm going to have to check out the other 99 blogs!  (Actually some of them listed on the same page as Exquisite Thread Crochet Dainties I already know are awesome! 
Like Crochet by the Sea, Crochet Galore!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Finally!


So much for getting to post
more during my break.

Now we are back to school.

With the return of routine,
comes renewed organization
and motivation to get things done.

So I put the finishing touches
on a couple of pairs of booties
and took some pictures to show 
you friends.






Thank you for being faithful friends.

And welcome to a couple of new friends!