Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Charleston doily

The above doily is the one I started work on back in March on my flight to Charleston SC. So I named it Charleston.
The center motif is the same pattern as the antique medallion that I posted before, and am including again. The pattern for which is in the antique booklet.
The outer round was really ruffled until I ruthlessly pinned it into place while blocking it. At the time, I was tempted to starch it and iron it into wavy ruffles, and may do that in the future. so it is likely that the pattern needs adjusting, but haven't been able to figure just how to do it, another round in the middle of the doily to move the outer round further out might do the trick.
As you can see by looking at the scan, I need to get blocking lines on my blocking board so my circles are round. I didn't get the doily perfectly round.
I will get the pattern written up and posted to my pattern blog as soon as I get a chance.
I thought that I would wait to post the doily until the pattern was finished, but I haven't had a night free since I finished the doily last weekend. I do have Thursday evening and Friday night available for house work as this weekend will be tied up.
On Saturday, I will be singing with the neighboring parish as they are celebrating their 125th anniversary. The Bishop will be down to celebrate the Mass at 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday. 8:30 Sunday morning, I will be singing again as the Bishop says Mass at my parish for a pastoral visit. I will be cantoring the Responsorial and the Alleluia with a good friend of my who sings bass (I am a soprano).
Then my husband's family will get together for the second annual family picnic. After my mother-in-law died last year, it was decided that in order to keep the family close an annual picnic hosted in turn by each of the siblings (there are 8) for all the kids, grandkids. The Chahinkapa park is next to an excellent zoo and there are play areas and a pool so lots of fun to be had by all.


  1. I love the colors in the doily! I hope you have fun at your family reunion. We'll be having one in September by means of my nephew's wedding. I love getting together with family!

  2. I love the soft colors of the doily. Your family picnic sounds really fun.

  3. Hi, I was wondering if you can tell me what thread you used for your Charlston Doily. I love the colors. It is so "Spring" looking. Very pretty.

  4. Hi Ladies, thanks for the comments,
    the thread is one that I found on the seller was kreativekitties Here is a link to the post from last october where I wrote about it.

  5. Your doily looks pretty! That's a cute name for it. I'm glad you addressed the thread because I was wondering the name of the color/tyep of thread, too!

    Have fun at your family reunion! :)


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