Saturday, October 25, 2014

Doily-Along Part 2

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Ready for Part 2 everyone?! Today we are going to crochet the rest of the motifs and join them as we go!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Doily-Along Check-In

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Just a quick little check-in with the doily-along! I see there's been a ton of traffic to Part 1, and I hope everyone who is crocheting along hasn't had any problems with the directions!

One thing I'd like to mention about doilies is that they NEVER look perfect while you're working on them. They tend to look, for lack of a better word, "crumpled," as you can see in the photo above! So don't worry if it seems uneven or doesn't seem to lay flat. We'll work magic on them in the (final) Part 4!

See you tomorrow for Part 2, where we'll be crocheting and joining the rest of the motifs!

p.s. You should check out my friend Ale's progress on her blog! She's working the doily in bright and beautiful acrylic yarn!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Doily-Along Part 1

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Let the "doiling" begin! Are you guys as excited as I am? I'm going to make mine with red and teal thread. I thought for photo purposes, the colors would be easier for you guys to see what I'm doing!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope you have a wonderful day, and maybe I'll see some of you back here tomorrow for some doiling?! (Yeah, that's not a real word, just go with it.)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Smiles

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Happy Sunday everyone! What's been making you smile lately? We've had some lovely skies with some fantastic clouds! I was driving through some rain showers on Thursday near sunset and so badly wished I had my camera with me and a place to pull off and take pictures. Sometimes the sky can be more beautiful on stormy days, especially when the sun starts to peek through. I'm reminded of this often seen quote:

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene

I've also been smiling because I seem to have a lot going on, and it all feels good and right, and I feel on top of everything so far (knock on wood!), when I could otherwise be feeling overwhelmed! I suppose you could say I'm doing my own little dance in the rain!

Wishing you a day full of smiles my friends!

(p.s. This is my 500th post! Another reason to smile!)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Doily-Along Announcement!

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Cue the trumpet fanfare! I'm here to announce the first ever Doily-Along here at Signed With an Owl! Does that sound like fun? Heck yeah it does!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wedding Embroidery

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Ok, another wedding gift to share! I made an embroidery based on my friends' wedding invitation. It had doilies on it. How awesome is that?