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Monday, March 5, 2012

"Tenderness."

Hello and a big "Happy Monday" to you.

Today we have a holiday here in Western Australia. Nothing like a long weekend to make you happy. The rest of Australia has to wait until next weekend for there Labour Day holiday.

This week I am happy to have completed a crochet doily. I have started going back to a crochet group that meets every Tuesday morning. Thoroughly enjoying the outing and company.



The group has stacks of  "Crochet Monthly" magazines to get patterns from. I chose this one called "Tenderness".


Marina kindly sent me the cotton last year. Thanks so much Marina, it is being put to good use. This was crocheted  with a size 20 cotton which took 20 grams to make up and I used a 1.25 hook.

No spiders to scare you this week.


 I do have a photo of the view we get from our home each evening.


It is that time of the year when we are blessed with beautiful sunsets each night.

Happy Monday.
Bev C

22 comments:

Pauline said...

So there you are, Bev!

I haven't seen any post from you for three weeks and was starting to wonder what you were up to! But today all your posts are all back - go figure! I make those bath bombs, but mainly to put in my drawers, etc as I only have a shower. And I had the same problem here when I went to buy some Alum powder!

I want to join Ian for some of that Banana Cake! :)

shez said...

how beautiful is your pink doiley,love it Bev,well done and also love that gorgeous sunset.xx

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marina said...

your doily is just gorgeous. I have bought a few issues of crochet monthly in the past and love to use the patterns. I must say that if I tell 'non crafters' that I bought a mag called 'crochet monthly' they look at me so pathetically. lol I am so glad I have crafty friends who have the same interests!

Sharon said...

Hi Bev, you did a great job on the pink doily. I have the exact same one, only in white. My Grandma did lots of crochet before passing away, and she made some beautiful things for me. Sadly I never really appreciated them all that much when I was younger. I really treasure what remains, now that I am older. Love the quilt in the background, those colours are my absoloute favourite. Hope you are finding some way of staying cool!

Michelle said...

That doily is sew pretty...

Karen said...

Your doiley is lovely. What a great idea to have a group like that to share ideas.
Love the sunset.

Cheryll said...

WOW.. just a stunning sunset!
It's good to go to a new or to renew a past craft with new friends. Hope you enjoy it! :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good on you for crochting Bev...I only ever really tried once...The sunset is absolutely stunning...I love it...what a scene it must make for a 'sundowner'...do you have those...I read that in a Di Morrissey novel...

Deb said...

Bev, I just LOVE the pink crocheted doiley!! I don't crochet, but after seeing your lovely creation, I'd love to learn! Love your Australian sunset, too! :)

Terriaw said...

Yay for a 3-day weekend! Lovely crochet doily, especially in such a soft pink color. Sounds like a fun group to hang out with and learn from.

Beautiful sunset! They are a treasure to see and capture with a camera.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful name for the little mat!
And wow, what a view you have in the evenings.

Fiona said...

The doily is lovely.... such delicate stitches... and so is the sunset... I just love watching them - they are different all the time... You got me all excited about a long weekend... Qld (gotta be Qld) is waiting till May!!!
Hugz

Robyn G. said...

It's a beautiful doily Bev.. so delicate and lovely and so is the rose. Gorgeous.. and so is the sunset.
Glad you're enjoying yoru crochet group x

Melody said...

Beautiful crochet and wow what a sunset.

Lounging with a Latte said...

What a beautiful doiley, you've done a superb job of crotcheting it.

Kelli said...

What a gorgeous (spider free) view that is!! Breath taking. Beautiful crochet work on the pink doily too! xo

Sharon said...

Your doily is so pretty and dainty and makes me want to get back into crocheting again, but I have so many BOM projects to keep up with. LOL
I'm LOVING the beautiful quilt under the doily! :)
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous sunset with us!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Lovely doily and it goes well with that beautiful quilt. Thanks for the beautiful sunset photo. Have a wonderful day.

Margaret said...

Sunsets and the sun rising , presents a show that can not be surpassed--- Lovely creative photo.

Crochet doileys are a favourite of mine too.

melanie said...

Hello, I am in the UK and am looking for a magazine like the one you mentioned in this post, "Crochet Monthly". I dont suppose you know if this magazine is available in the UK, or if the company who does this magazine posts to the UK?
I love your blog by the way, you make some wonderful things which I am enjoying looking at :)
Take care
Melanie x

Cubby House Crafts said...

I have to have a giggle Bev as I started a doiley a few years back and never finished it until today, but turned it into a Jug Cover...the pattern Tenderness!(Can you believe???)
I have only just finished attaching the beads and having a blogging break when I noticed your pretty doiley! Lol!
Lisa