Monday, 30 June 2014

I like to call them Contemporary Doilies!!

This weekend was just lovely ... mild and sunny on Saturday, a nice downpour of rain on Sunday, and in between just chilling with my dear David and my crochet work on our new little deck!  Just before the storm, I checked our lemon tree, in case gusts of wind did any damage ... wowwee ... I have beautiful lemons this season ... I see Lemon Curd and Lemon Meringue Pie happening in my kitchen in the little while!



My crochet endeavours took the form of two beautiful contemporary doilies, as I like to refer to them ...  These are not really Mandalas, but also not Doilies in the old fashioned sense!  Although having said that, I have been trolling around Pinterest looking at the gorgeous Vintage patterns available .. I could get quite taken with making one or two! 

This is the first one; it is an adaption of a Vintage Flower Potholder.  The yarn is 100% Cotton in yellow and a variegated blend of colours.




Bright and colourful

The second is a Vintage doily pattern from Lacy Crochet, one of my favourite blogs for all things delicate and lovely!


I love this pattern, and I love the green yarn too, it is a 100% Bamboo 4 ply. The yarn has a gorgeous sheen and slight marbelled effect.

I wish you a wonderful week dear friends, full of creativity, contentment, many cups of your favourite bev, and a slice or two of chocolate cake, if that takes your fancy!!


Till next time
xxx Pat xxx

22 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I saw a lovely idea for you over here. The young girls are wearing pretty lacey crocheted daisy chains around their ankles - sort of a sweet surfer girl look. I think they would be a big hit in SA! Much love from us x x x

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  2. Beautiful work! I particularly like the green one, so fresh and delicate. X

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  3. Hi Pat, I love your contemporary doilies...especially the green one :-) Enjoy using your delicious lemons. Have a great week,
    Tracey xxx

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    1. I will be making Lemon Curd today!!

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  4. Beautiful work I love the potholder :)

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  5. wow Pat, did you mean to interpret the colours of your lemon tree in your doily-mandalas ? Because you definitely achieved that, they are fab! Still can't get over you having actual lemons growing in your garden :)
    Jillxo

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    1. I see that now Jill :) Haha no I did not intend it at all xxx

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  6. Wow! The tree really did mean to deliver abundantly this season! I love the doilies - especially the yellow and variegated!

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    1. I am feeling better about the yellow one already!

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  7. Oh I do love your vintage pot holder and its colour, impressive. I too have been trawling Pinterest and admiring the doilies. My lemons look a bit like your, yellow with a hint of green, a week or two and they will be ready.

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    1. Thank you Zana! We picked a huge basket of lemons yesterday xxx

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  8. Wow, so cheery and bright!! Fantastic ♥. Thanks for the pattern links & have a wonderful day!
    Nata xxx

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    1. And you have a wonderful day too, thank you Nata xxx

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  9. I love Lemon Meringue Pie! The green doily is my favourite, gorgeous colour! xxx

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  10. Crochet is something I really want to get to grips with, there are great Pat, and that colour green is greenlishus....

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  11. Hi Pat apologies for taking so long to get to your beautiful blog. I absolutely love all your pretty doilies and I honestly believe we can never have too many of them. I like the combination with the variegated yarn, it really does look very special. Sending you much love to beautiful Randburg xoxo

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    1. Greetings from a balmy warm day here in Randburg, and thank you for your lovely comments! Pat x

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  12. ps forgot to add thank you so much for joining in to my monthly mandating, I am looking forward to getting to know your blog a little better. Much love xoxo

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