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[ENDED] Crochetville Doily Swap - LAST DAY to mail your doily IS TODAY!!


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#41 CatsCradleCreations

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 08:10 AM

There's always the option of folding the doily neatly and shipping it in a 6"x9" envelope. The person receiving the doily could easily steam block (or fully block) it if desired upon arrival. This would help reduce shipping costs as well. Just my :2cent

Side Note: I never starch my doilies; I've always left them soft. Blocking is all I've done with them. If you look at most homes with doilies, the doilies are soft.



#42 losingmymind2

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 11:14 AM

I'm hoping someone will be here to talk me thru blocking and starching if I have to do that...the only doily I ever made I left soft I think...that was when the kids were little, and I didn't keep sharp objects around.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:29 PM

Okay. :wink So far I have four doily patterns picked out. Is it the 26th yet???? :yay :yay :yay :yay Can hardly wait to find out who my partner is and what they might be wanting.

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:43 PM

I've always just blocked mine too, I prefer to leave them soft.

I think blocking them and sending them is the best way.

Julie, where's the button? ;)

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 08:37 PM


Julie, where's the button? ;)

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I'm working on it, I'm working on it! :wink It'll probably be sometime tomorrow before I get it posted. And that being said, I posted on my blog tonight about our ISP switch yesterday, which has caused all kinds of problems today. HOPEFULLY we have it fixed and working now, but if I seem to disappear for longer than usual don't worry, I'll be back. Just know that I'm yelling at ISP tech support people and threatening to switch back to the old (but still unsatisfactory) service. :rant

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 09:08 PM

I looked at the other doily pattern book Walmart had, but didn't like the patterns. So, hopefully my partner will like the one I have. Also bought some :hook. Got a set with 0. 1, 7, 8, 9, and 10 and then got loose hooks in sizes 00, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Hopefully this will take care of any gauge issues I have. The pattern calls for 'bedspread weight cotton thread (size 10)' PLEASE tell me thats the same as Aunt Lydia's Classis Crochet Thread size 10 or South Maid Crochet Thread size 10, because for some strange reason I have stocked up on that stuff. Have green, red, blue, red/white/blue and some ecru or cream...hope my partner likes one of the above colors, or it's off to Walmart again. (not that I don't go every week for general shopping anyway).

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 09:31 PM

Just breath, that's the right kind of thread. Sounds like you have the hook market cornered too :D I'm jealous, I only have 1 steel... :lol

Okay, time to go a froggin'... :frog

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 01:50 AM

I'd love to do this! It will be my first swap. Can't wait. :clap
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 12:18 PM

I just bought the same set losingmymind just bought so I'd have good steel hooks to work with.

I've started a doily in Aunt Lydia's big ball in ecru. I loved the pattern even though I was actually looking for a pineapple pattern to do when I found it. It's really pretty and should work up fairly quickly for one bigger than 8".

That was also what I was looking for, one that would work up fairly quickly cause I knew I would be frogging and I did several times before I got to row 7 but now it's going really well.

At least ecru shoudl go with just about any decor, I might splurge on some colors and make a couple of doilies.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 05:06 PM

Finally, the button is added to the first post of this thread. :)

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 05:15 PM

Finally, the button is added to the first post of this thread. :)


cute button, Julie! :manyheart

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 05:28 PM

Yippie...I added the button and it works, I linked back right...how about that? lol:P

Nice button:clap

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:16 PM

Are we allowed to do freeform doilies? :think I just thought I'd throw that out in case anyone (besides me) is thinking about doing a freeform piece. :devil

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:40 PM

:clap Yeah!! My first swap! I'm so excited. Got to find a pattern now. :yay

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:47 PM

I'm excited too. I love making vintage doilies. I can hear my steel #10 Calling my name!!!!:hook

I've added the button to my blog as well.:D
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 08:01 PM

Are we allowed to do freeform doilies? :think I just thought I'd throw that out in case anyone (besides me) is thinking about doing a freeform piece. :devil


I think so long as it is a doily it should be fine, but then I'm not so sure what a freeform doily would end up looking like (hence the free and form in the descriptive :wink). It's all about being creative, but if you're not sure you can always check with your partner to see what she or he is leaning toward receiving. Ultimately, my standby 'have fun' comes to mind. :hook

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 08:03 PM

Yippie...I added the button and it works, I linked back right...how about that? lol:P

Nice button:clap


cute button, Julie! :manyheart



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Posted 19 June 2005 - 08:07 PM

Planned or not, I have a feeling my doily may have a tendency to go freeform :eek , Maybe I should do a practice one now, to see if I CAN follow a pattern :think and get used to the tiny :hook that I need a magnifying glass to see. I'm used to working with a K as my favorite.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 05:09 AM

Nice button, worth waiting for, the doilies are in my favorite pattern :D :yay

I think a freeform doily would be very interesting.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 08:13 AM

Nice button, Julie! :clap

I'm so excited about this swap too. :hook
I can't wait to know who my pal is going to be! :)

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