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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pearls and Lace Thursday #79 Crocheted Edges

Hello Everyone!
Hope you are all safe and warm.  The sun is shining brightly here, and last night was cold, but today and the rest of the week we are warming up.
For all of you who are slushing through snow, I really feel for you.
I would make you a hot cup of chocolate and sit you near the fire so you'd be cozy and warm!!

During December I stayed busy making some small stuffed hearts out of a piece of embroidery I found at a garage sale.  I met the little lady who had spent so many of her days working with her hands to make these squares for a quilt. 

She was moving, and all of her sewing items were having to be sold.
I always have a feeling of sadness when I find things like this.  Especially if I've met the woman who made them.  But this time, I think she was ready.
I ask myself the question too...will I someday be ready to give all my prized sewing items up?
I think it will be easier if I know they are going to someone who will cherish them as much as I did.
I hope she would think that I did a good job of carrying on with her work.

While I was in the crocheting mood, I grabbed my favorite heart pillow from the guestroom bed and decided it needed a crocheted edge as well.  I think it's just what it needed!

I loved the pastel colors of these roses so much that I couldn't give it away!

And I've see so many of you talented ladies making these little strawberries that I thought I'd try some!

The crochet thread and hooks are put away, and I'm doing something now that I haven't picked up in years.  Can you guess what I'm working on now??

I have a question for you.  If you have cases of DMC floss, how do you prefer to order them in the cases?
I started with one box, so easiest to do was by number.  Now I have ALL of the DMC floss colors (thanks to my dear birthmother) and she ordered them by color group according to DMC.  Hmmm....seems like I can't find the right color very easily.  Should I go ahead and redo ALL 10 BOXES?????

It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
Please know that I have tried to get to each of your blogs this week and leave a comment.  Many I have had to do with my iphone!!  My computer keeps freezing up on me when I open a new page (argh!!) so it's very hard to get to your blogs!!  I'm trying all kinds of things on my end to fix that!

I am in love with so many of your blogs!  I am enchanted by your talents!  And I'm so fickle.  I go from saying, 'oh I love that', to 'oh...I love THAT' so many times it's silly!
Y'all have made my week too by so many of you joining me!  I'm so excited!  And honored!
Many many thanks to each of you, and a warm welcome to the new followers!

Please join me again this week and add the url code from your blog post to the link below.
I hope you all have a marvelous week!!
Blessings, Doni


Diane said...

Very sweet and elegant hearts. Love all the embroidery. Thank you for hosting my friend. Diane

Loretta said...

So much elegance in your stitchery...I love all of them! Great job, and I know she will be proud of your work! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Loretta

Cinner said...

Oh I love the hearts, I believe the little lady would be so honored the work you did with her embroidery. take care, wishing you a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

The little hearts are so sweet. I love all of the details in them. So pretty! Thank you for hosting too :)

The Paper Princess said...

Hi Doni

Hope your year is off to a fabulous start! I am hosting two new parties this year - Inspire Me Monday and Friendship Friday - I hope you will stop by and consider joining the fun!

Thanks for hosting and sharing your lovely hearts!


Sarah said...

Sweet hearts! How wonderful to have all the different floss colors. I keep mine grouped by color/# . But I don't have all the colors. ;-)

jeanetteann said...

Doni, it's the first time over here. I came from Colorado lady. I think your hearts are so pretty. I am crocheting at the moment, so they interested me. I will be posting a sewing post next week, so will be back then to join in your party. I posted china this week. x jeanetteann

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


Coloradolady said...

These are great and so pretty!! I know what you mean, sometimes I feel so sad too..Happy VTT

Cottage and Broome said...

Your stuffed hearts are beautiful! Laura

April said...

These are SO beautiful. I think she would be DELIGHTED in what you've done with her work!
Now I am trying to remember how to start on those edges...my DAD taught me that when I was nine or so. :)
It would be fun to sit and do pretty edges awhile!

Lorraine said...

I just LOVE your hearts!! Vintage hand crocheted linens are my favorite!! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Come and see my PINK, you can also link with my Color Connection meme. Happy Pink Saturday.

chubskulit said...

Lovely pink!

My PINK is inviting you to come and see. Have a nice weekend!

Gail said...

Your handwork is adorable and pretty, course. But addotionally, it shows a loving respect to the other lady whom you wrote about.

LV said...

Very pretty work.

bohemiannie! art said...

Those hearts are totally beautiful. I'm SURE the lady who embroidered them would be thrilled to see what you've done! And the little strawberry! How cool is that?!?

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could crochet! I have thought about what I would do with my "Stuff" I would love to give little bits to each of my crafting friends. My son just shakes his head and says "It's going to be a really big sale" I think he means ESTATE LOL! Glad I could help with bloggers latest glitch


Diann said...

Oh Doni, all the squares are so pretty and I know what you mean about feeling bad for the lady who worked so hard on them and then had to sell them. But, I think she would be so happy seeing what you did with them! They all turned out wonderful and so lovely! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great week!

merumo said...

Ohhhhhh, you are so spoilt by all the fancy stuff - pearls, laces and other vintage stuff!! That was the area where I got into at first when I barely started needlework years ago. I found a local Victorian style needlework shop which she has closed the door shortly after that. I'm always fascinated with those treasures, besides beautiful Dachshund!! Your pups look so cute on your website. I don't know how you can let them go to others.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I so enjoyed that you are loving the heart pillows with kindness towards the woman who originally made the blocks. They are perfect the way you made heart pillows!
I love them, too!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine said...

I'm sure that little lady would be happy with the beautiful creations you made from her handwork.

I'm late with my Pink Saturday visits, but I hope you had a great one!

Alicia said...


Paulette Adams said...

Hi Dori,

Your sweet little hearts are so adorable! I feel certain the crafter who originally embroidered the piece would be smiling from ear to ear if she could see this post.
Thank you for sharing the beauty and hosting the fun!


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