Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wow, it is almost Thursday!

As is with just about everyone this time of year we have been busy too!

You have your normal busy and then little surprises that pop up along the way that make you just one day realize that it is almost Thursday, again! My computer was on the fritz for awhile but I was able to get to it today and restore it's usefulness. We also had the school program and package wrapping...

I have been working on my white doily on and off for the last couple of weeks.  I finally completed it today and will share it with you at the end of the post.

Last week I shared with you that I had finished the dress I had made for Little Companion but we still needed to have the photo shoot. It is nice that my Little Companion lovingly complied and that we now have these pictures. 

We were going for a classy young lady look that was fun and a little vintage. 

I have had so much fun over the years with this.

She has an enormous amount of hair for a 7-year-old (and she is not too keen on hairspray).

Love this picture, gives you a little inkling that she is really full of vim, vigor, and vitality. 

Little Companion is a lovely young lady and a joy to be around.


On to the doily...

Now I don't mean to complain but I have to say this was ummm... difficult!

You had your tr, FPdc, FPtr, 5-DTR decrease, beginning 2-DC cluster, 2-DC cluster, beginning 3-DC cluster, 3-DC cluster, beginning split 6-TR cluster, split 6-TR cluster, ending split 6-TR cluster, and your picot. Yes ... difficult. I would have to put it down and really think about coming back to it. In the end I had to take out 3 rows, and re-do. 

But, in the end it was worth it. I have not washed it yet or blocked it in this picture but I did want to share. Now if you think this is an absolutely gorgeous doily that is because the pattern is from the Absolutely Gorgeous Doilies book by Leisure Arts. It is the Perfect Pineapple pattern. I definitely feel that I have climbed another rung on the crochet ladder with this one and am happy that I continued on to completion. 

Happy WIP Wednesday!

I am joining Marie Anne for Work in Progress Wednesday.
Please go over and visit her at and see what everyone else has been up to.


heidikay_2002 said...

I LOVE the doily!

Liz said...

OMG! That is gorgeous! You really are getting quite good at this doily business! :) I would NOT have the patience for it.

LC is beautiful in her new Christmas dress. :)

Merry Christmas!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a little cutie little LC is.
I sure wish I could crochet like you do. I have tried it and I just can't follow all of those directions!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Both the doily and Little Companion are just gorgeous!! This next year I want to try to concentrate on doilies for presents for next Christmas. We'll see how that turns out. :o) xoxo

Marie Anne said...

I'd say you got just the look you were going for! She's lovely, as is your work.

Love the doily too. I envy you. I'm all thumbs with thread and the little I have on hand here is being donated to a friend tomorrow, LOL.

Piney Rose said...

Little Companion is just lovely - I know a little girl here locally that looks a lot like her, the niece of a friend of mine. The doily is just beautiful. You've outdone yourself, Valerie.

glor said...

What a beauty is your little companion, as is her dress. You are quite the seamstress. And the doily, exquisite! What a beautiful job you did. That is a true treasure, will be quite the heirloom. I often think there must be someway to afix a small cloth on the back with the date made and by whom. This will be loved for all generations.

Shelia said...

HI Valerie! Oh, how sweet Little Companion looks and look at that beautiful hair she has! Her little outfit is just precious and she is one beautiful young lady.
Your doily turned out so pretty. Sorry it was so hard.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Candace said...

LC looks beautiful in her pearls and wonderful new dress. Your doily looks so intricate, I'd have to wear magnifying glasses, lol. Your tree sure looks pretty with it's crocheted snowflakes, too. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

Charli and me said...

What a beautiful little model you have. The dress looks just lovely on your pretty little companion. You make the most gorgeous doilies I have ever seen. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year ♥

Mildred said...

LC is adorable! What gorgeous hair she has.

Love your doily also.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.

the voice of melody said...

Valerie, you are so talented to crochet this doily! And Little Companion is very pretty, those pictures will bring back the most wonderful memories one day.

Merry Christmas!