Crochet doilies always remind me of gentler days. Days when ladies still did tea. Out of dainty cups. Outside, under a huge oak tree. These days ladies either work or play mom's taxi during the afternoon. No chance of gentle tea parties.
But that doesn't have to stop us from making beautiful dainty doilies, now does it? A great friend of mine recently mailed me two balls of the finest, thinnest cotton to create a very special dainty doily (or milk jug cover). I'm
quite petrified to use it. It's a number 40 and will probably require a .50 or .75mm hook. So I've been practising with a slightly thicker cotton (between 3 and 4 ply, I think) using a 2.5mm hook. This is the result and I LOVE it:
So how about a cup of tea, then?
I used wooden, brightly coloured beads on the edging, to give it a more modern twist.
One of the girls from one of my crochet classes do volunteer work at Meals-On-Wheels. Their charity Christmas dinner is coming up during November. The colour scheme will be shades of grey with splashes of red. Last week Wednesday we all got together and hooked some flowers to be used as decorations on the invites, menu's, etc. Isn't that wonderful? So many happy little red flowers!