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,

23 comments:

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

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

    linda

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

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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,
    Meredith

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

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  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?

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

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    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!
      Blessings-
      Ren In Az

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

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  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

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

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  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 :-)

    Ranjitha
    www.hookingtheyarn.blogspot.com

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  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.

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  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!

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