Tuesday, March 27, 2007

37 Doilies....

I believe I to will take the 37 Doily challenge! I saw this on Anna's Lullabies and Lace blog. Thank You Anna! She has done some amazing pieces. It will be fun...especially since I have yet to make one for myself!

"I suppose it would be impossible to keep house with only 36 doilies."

~Anne of Green Gables~

This one is a pattern for purchase at Crochet Memories. It is done in size 20 thread.

This is a Crinoline Lady Doily. It's a vintage pattern, I made a while ago, and had put it away. Imagine my suprise when I found it! She is holding a fan up to her face. There are 2 Ladies in this doily.

These next three are from Lady Anna! Thank you so very much Anna. They are beautiful, and I cherish them. They are my personality, I love the roses, and the hearts, and the tiny one too! Thank you again, Miss Lady Secret!

This Sweet Angel and the next 3 Hearts are from Catheryn for me, and I've added them because thay are so beautiful, and they are adorning my home now. Thank You Catheryn.

I made this for Catheryn, it was in her "Reveal" package.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Miss Lady Secret...

Ta~Da!.....Is the Lovely, adorable, thoughtful, generous, kind, absolutely devine, Lady Anna! Lavelle26! I have enjoyed this amazing experience. You have been so unbelieveably thoughtful. I cherish our "unknown" time, and am looking forward to becoming even better friends! We are kindred spirits as you say. We share a love of all things Anne Of Green Gables, herbal tea's, beautiful thread crochet, chocolate, dainty and most of all.....the very essence of being a Lady. I simply adore you Miss~Not~So~Secret~Lady~Secret!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Lady Secret is Enchantment!

There was special thought behind every single item! The thoughts are so special and the gifts are too! The books and the bookmark are just the best! and the Chai Spice Tea..a more pleasurable flavor I think I have never tasted! I simple adore you Miss Lady! I can barely wait to discern the clues and guess who you are! I forgot to add in my original post at the ville, the patterns and the patons are perfect too!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Simply Happy!...My thoughts....

I have so many things to be thankful, humbled, and happy about! I've been asked to tell the Easter Story to the pre-schoolers at our Easter Egg~Stravaganza. Wow! and I am making this amazing doily, I don't usually make doilies, I don't know why, I adore them, so It's odd that I haven't made many, well it's not exactly a doily, you will see as soon as I finish it. It is from Crochet Memories, and I will post it here, and then when my Secret Pal receives it in the mail the last week of our Secret Pal swap, if she's been reading my blog, she will know who I am! Yay! If not, then she will have some super sleuthing to do.

I love photos of crochet almost as much as I love to crochet. It is an heirloom artform, and I simple cherish it. If things could be my way, we would still wear beautiful lacy gowns, with parasols and lace gloves. My mother in law wore lace gloves to her wedding. She had my husband later in her life, her oldest had already left home by the time she had him. He even has an old fashioned name! Walter! lol, However, we do have another name for him on a daily basis, as he doesn't like to be called by his given name. She had the most elegant and Victorian thread crochet hats and butterflies and doilies. Of course she made all these things before I met her. She used to have this hat on her dresser, it was cream with burgandy ribbon with baby's breath, and it stood on a wooden hat form.

I am in~love with the entire idea of being a Lady. It is just perfect that my Secret Pal's name is Lady!

Later in her life, my grand mother used to have a garden fit for an english queen, it was filled with large rose bushes that reached the roof of her home, Queen Elizabeth roses, and large white ones, even wild roses, hibiscus , 4 0'clocks, enormous elephant ears...it was devine. I love to day dream......I could lazily dream the day away, with a cup of tea, by the pond, soaking in the warm sunshine and cool breeze...

There I go again, turning a simple thought into a novel....

If you are reading this, I hope you take the time to feel the sun kiss your skin and listen to the birds singing and I hope you have an absolutely beautiful afternoon.....

Monday, March 19, 2007

Crinoline Lady

I just love her! Isn't she a doll? I truely am thankful to Jesus for the art of Crochet, I enjoy it soooo much! She is from an archive from the potholderlady's site. You can find the link on stargazers crochet website. I believe it is actually a vintage pattern. Anyhow....Here she is!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Crinoline Lady CAL

YAY! I'm hosting a Crinoline Lady CAL at the Ville! Thank you Yarnlover66 for the idea and for Co~Hosting it with me! I'm really excited about this! It will be so much fun! Thank You Lavelle26 for the lovely, beautiful and amazing button too! I believe this CAL will last quite awhile!

Monday, March 12, 2007

YAY! Thank You Miss Lady Secret!

Thank You Lady!!! This is beautiful! I just love everything! Especially the Crinoline Lady! In # 50 thread no less! She is just devine! I love her, she will be framed and hung on the wall, now...which wall is the lucky wall.....hhhmmmmm

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Thread Baby Dress

Yay!! My Annies Attic booklet Frilly Frocks came yesterday! Here is my progress so far. It is done in # 10 thread with a # 7 hook. I'll post more photos as I progress. They are for babies.

My kitty wanted in the photo, so I took another one of her. Isn't she georgous! The porch could use a coat of paint, but we have an old farm house in the country, and the fresh air, green grass and flowers are amazing! The house has a lot of charm too!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Crinoline Lady....

I just love Crinolines!!!! This pattern is from www.crochetmemories.com under the Doll Menu. The pattern is beautifully written and easy to read! Yay!! Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Thank You Lady Secret!!!

Thank you Sweet Jesus! My PC is working! Yay!

Thank You Miss Lady Secret! I received some goodies today! 5 lovely dish cloths, and 1 will not be used b/c it simply is devine! They all are, some great recipes, a note and handmade Birthday card! YAY! 3 Hershey's bars..and one is dark mmmmmmm.......and Earl Grey Tea! Which the scent is driving me absolutely batty, I simply must have some now! So Here's the photo of my sweet goodies! Thank you again Miss Lady! You are such a thoughtful, sweet and special blessing! I know you are putting thought behind every single card, e-mail, package, question and you are sending me something more than that, your friendship! Thank you very much!