February 15, 2014

Pineapple, Anyone?

Yes, I'm talking doilies again, and yes, pineapple doilies again.  That seems to be the most popular theme with doilies, but that's ok, I think they're pretty, and fairly simple to do once you get going and figure out the sequence.

Pictured here is one I finished a week or so ago but set aside and forgot about.  It's worked up in Aunt Lydia's #10 cotton thread in ecru (or whatever that brand calls it), in a pattern called Pink Pineapple.  My finished piece measures approximately 18" across, so it's another good sized doily suitable for a larger end table or a dining table centerpiece.

Ecru 'Pink Pineapple' doily straight off the hook,
 before washing/blocking

I've made several more from the same pattern, but stopped short of making the pineapples (I think I quit at Round 13).

Here's one of the abbreviated doilies in a light purple/lavender:

Doesn't look like the same doily does it?  

My current project is a smaller version of another pattern that I'm working up with a beautiful teal color called peacock.  It's more of a filet-type pattern, and I can't wait to see how the color turns out.  I should have photos of that in the next few days.

Gee, for someone who insisted for decades that she couldn't work with thread, I sure can't say that anymore, can I?

~ Marie Anne

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