Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Doily and a Bit of Quiet Time

Earlier this week I finished a pink pineapple doily. Its vintage pattern is from 1951.

I have a small round table that I occasionally set up in the garden for a cup of tea. My new doily is perfect as a table topper for it. The size is just right.

Yesterday I had a chance to use my new doily. I managed to get both my boys to take their naps (usually the older one does not sleep during the day), so I had a bit of quiet time to myself. Typically I would sit down and crochet, but yesterday I decided to spend my quiet time reading (usually I only read before going to bed). And my backyard seemed as a perfect place for it. 

I brew myself a mug of tea and set up a cozy little spot. I spent about an hour reading.

I’m a big Agatha Christie’s fan, and right now I’m reading The Body in the Library. I’m also reading a book by John Curran called Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks

Both books make great reading and I took pleasure in reading a bit of each. I also enjoyed my tea, my new doily, a few blooms from my yard, and my short solitude.

I'm linking this post to the following blog link parties:
Link Your Stuff @ Annamarie's Haakblog
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Crative Jewish Mom
Home Sweet Home Friday @The Charm of Home,
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home,


  1. You inspire me! I need to try this! Have never done a doily!

  2. That is a beautiful table topper! Diann and I thank you for joining us at TTF!


  3. Beautiful doily and lovely color!! It's good sometimes not to crochet and do something else for relaxation :)

  4. O this is just so pretty and I love the pink, I was just hunting upstairs in the attic and found a multi colored in yellow golden colors doily almost the same and I'm hoping to copy it..well I will be very happy if I can follow it, and I was just thinking pink would be so pretty.. I love yours very much.. Happy Weekend with love Janice

  5. Wow , how nice to have such a wonderful quiet time to relax and recharge. Beautiful doily... It makes the table so beautiful and elegant :)

  6. te ha quedado genial!! un besito.maria:)

  7. A perfect tea time with a perfect doily !
    Have a nice and creative weekend !

  8. Wow, that doily is like a piece of art, so beautiful. Glad you had a moment of piece to read and enjoy the outdoors.
    Hugs to you,

  9. Bellisima la carpeta super delicada y yo llamaría a ese ratito un merecido premio y un adorable mimo a disfrutar ☺... besitos.

  10. Your doily is beautiful and looks soft and serene on your little outdoor table. It's always so good for the soul to relax and do something we love.
    May I ask what size thread and hook you used?

    1. Thank you. I used size 10 crochet cotton thread and size 5 Boye steel hook.

    2. Thank you for the quick reply. I peeked at your doilies listed in Doilies Of The Week and so enjoyed seeing your beautiful work. You are a wonderful inspiration for me to get my little steel hooks out and make doilies again!
      Ren In Az

  11. favorite pattern.
    Have a wonderful week...

  12. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

  13. Hopefully it will soon be warm enough where I am for sitting outside reading, without a sweater. hmmmm,

  14. wow. Your doily is just so beautiful. The pink colour is so plesant. And its so intricate.
    Great work.
    looks perfect for table. gr8 you enjoyed your solitude :-)


  15. What a gorgeous table topper. When it comes to things like tablecloths, bedspreads and other home accessories you really can't beat some of those old vintage style patterns.

    I'm also a huge fan of Agatha Christie. I first started reading her books at the age of 14. For me, she is the queen of murder fiction.

  16. Gorgeous! I'd love to make this one with chunky yarn as a giant doiley to span my dining room table. Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!