Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Works of Art

I've visited and knit with Susan S. several times in the last two years. At every visit, I admired her beautiful, crocheted doilies and her knit blankets. My readers may remember the pattern that Susan agreed to share with me and with you.

Sheila mentioned recently that her mother was willing to sell some of her work: I was thrilled at the opportunity to own some of Susan's works of art. I wanted larger, white doilies for the center of my kitchen and living room tables.

Sheila selected a couple of doilies she thought I might like but also suggested I look through the entire box of doilies. Oh my, I was in heaven!

From that box, I selected three other doilies and came home with these five beauties:






The doilies range in size from 20 - 22 inches in diameter.

Thank you, Susan and Sheila for allowing me to become the guardian of these works of art!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!! They look like snowflakes :) I have some from my grandmother.

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  2. They are all beautiful - true works of art. Wow! The 2nd one is my favorite and it's a design I've not seen before. I have a couple of these that my grandmother made and this makes me want to get them out and use them again.

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  3. They are so pretty and represent hours and hours of work. I think my favorite is the second one.

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  4. I have several like the third one! I love doilies too! Do you starch yours? :)

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  5. Oh my! These doilies are definitely amazing works of art! Oh the hours of work!! You've got some treasures!

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  6. Holey smokes but she does beautiful work!

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  7. They are so beautiful. Lately it has been the fashion here for people to buy them from op shops and sew them onto shopping bags, aprons and dresses etc. and while I'm glad people are appreciating them, it distresses me to think they do not appreciate the amount of time and devotion to pattern concentration that these take. I still remember my first doily making attempt; Sr Peter valiantly trying to "help" me with the pattern in Gr 5 but unfortunately I was more experienced at crochet than she was and at age 11 that wasn't much!

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  8. Oh my! Those truly ARE works of art! I am so glad that they continue to be loved and appreciated. I can not imagine the work that went into these...just beautiful. I would be tempted to frame one or two.

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  9. Oh, they are beautiful. I'm so glad they are in safe care.

    Linda

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  10. Doilies are so amazing. What workmanship and patience! You scored.

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  11. Gasp! I don't think I've ever seen anything so intricate!

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  12. My mother framed a similar piece on black velvet - under glass. My paternal grandmother made the lace, and it is one of my most beloved pieces of art.

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