Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Smiles


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!


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


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?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014



Columbus Day Weekend is always a little sad because docks and boats come out of the water, but at least we had nice weather and I got some pretty pictures as I took the last pontoon boat ride...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Crochet Question for YOU! (Sunday Smiles)


Call me crazy, but vintage doily patterns make me smile! Do you know what else makes me smile? You fellow crochet lovers out there! And do you know another thing that makes me smile? Combining things that make me smile to make me smile even more! Can you see where this is going?

I've been thinking lately about how I've been neglecting the crochet part of my blog, and would love to do something that would involve you, my dear readers. Does some sort of crochet-along, perhaps involving a doily or some other technique that you would like to learn or improve upon, that we could all walk through together, sound like fun? Maybe you've always wanted to try a doily but find it intimidating or find the vintage directions hard to read? Maybe you'd like to try a vintage motif like the one in the picture above that I have started?

So I'd love any input and ideas from you guys, and maybe we can all crochet something together! Christmas is just around the corner...

Happy Sunday my lovely friends!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Turned Taper Candle Holders


I have a couple of more wedding gifts to share with you, including these taper candle holders that I turned from maple! I just love maple, and love how these turned out (no pun intended)!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Stardust Runner


It's been ages since I've shown you any doily type projects! Today I'm sharing a crocheted runner that I just gave as a wedding gift.