Wednesday, January 5, 2011
White Crochet Doily No More
What would Grandma Say?
I'm not a fan of white crocheted doilies but I do think they look a lot better once they have been aged a little bit. With a little bit of tea in a skillet and just a touch of peppermint to make the house smell good these once white doilies are now a nice aged tea stain. I had two grandmother's that crocheted not sure what they would think of me dipping doilies into tea!
If your wondering about the sweet little needle book my dear friend Betty stitched up this one and isn't it just lovely. What tiny stitches!
I had several doilies that I had purchased in antique shops and thrift stores so I just stained up some more while I was at it. The lovely cross stitched pillow was done by Kelley. Just love this lil' pillow!
There were several questions about the oxford punch and I put the post about how I go about doing it on the left side of the screen. Just click on the picture and it should take you there or you can just click HERE. I do use wool yarn and wool strips and for the most part a #10 regular oxford punch needle. Hope this helps.
Well I'm off to find that needle it's time to be whipping a mat while someone is sleeping!