Another 1890 Doily

I finished this doily several weeks ago, but took quite a long time to actually get pictures of it. 😛 Click here to see a previous post on a doily made from the same pattern.

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This one I made with burgundy-colored thread (obviously!), and I rather like it. 🙂

Thanks to Margaret for getting the pictures for me. 😉
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1890s Doily

The pattern for this doily I got from an Old-Time Crochet magazine, and the editors of that magazine got it from an 1890 magazine. 🙂
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This doily ended up being about 10 inches wide. It was supposed to be 8 1/2 inches, but I had to use size 10 thread instead of 20 because I didn’t have size 20. 😛

The most challenging part was those boxes in the middle. I had to do them three times in order to get the first two to point the correct direction, but I did master it! 🙂

I’m looking forward to making another one of these. 🙂

"Monogrammed" table runner

I’m not sure exactly what to call this, but I think it might pass as a monogrammed table runner! I made it from a “Crochet with Heart” magazine for a couple who got married this past Saturday. It took only 2-3 hours to complete, and I enjoyed every minute! 🙂

Can you read the last name? 😉

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Success!!!

Last night, I finished the “Kittens” project and this morning, I set to work on getting rid of that nasty yellow stain. I chose to do what Sabine had suggested first–got out a bath towel, laid the kitty on it, wet the stain with a warm and wet facecloth, tamped it with dish soap, stretched it out in a cross-stitch hoop, and ran boiling water over it. Guess what?

THE STAIN CAME ALL THE WAY OUT!!!! No trace left!!!

So thank you, Sabine, for your awesome suggestion!!

Here are pictures of the completed project, which I am planning to enter in the fair tomorrow. 🙂

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Oh no!

My apologies for not having posted in SO long…I haven’t been crocheting much since the weather’s been nice and I’ve been busy. But on Thursday, I decided to get out my table runner and work on it a little. To my dismay, I discovered that this:

…had melted through a pocket in my crochet bag onto this…
…leaving this:
A yellow spot! I was upset initially, but then I decided that I’d just finish the project anyhow and ask for advice on how to get hard yellow candy out of your #20 cotton thread table runner. Do any of you have any suggestions of soaps to use or tried-and-true procedures to do?

The spot is about one inch by one inch–not big at all.

I would appreciate any help I can get!!! Thanks!