Tuesday, January 27, 2015

By Request

Thankfully yesterday's morning fog did not make a reappearance today.
As the sun rose, the sky went from a lovely watercolor to blue with scattered clouds.
 
It's amazing how different it can look in just an hour's time.

Over the weekend, a friend from school asked if I could make her some doilies.  She saw a table runner on Pinterest and wanted to make one of her own.  
The Pinterest inspiration is on the left and the doilies she was able to find at the fabric souk are on the right.  Of course, I readily agreed to do it not expecting anything in return, but we decided to make it a barter transaction.  In exchange for the doilies, she would make me some jewelry.

The only problem was I needed some thin cotton yarn to be able to make them, so while out walking on Saturday, I made a detour to the little yarn shop in our area.  Along the way, I met some very sweet friends and can't help but wonder if they might have inspired my color choices.
 
I made some old favorites and tried out some new patterns (there were a few I was not successful at so there was some frogging), but yesterday I was able to give her 10 doilies.
 Unfortunately, the picture is a bit dark as I took it yesterday morning when it was so foggy,
She was surprised to get them so fast, so I'm still waiting on that handmade jewelry.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

28 comments:

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Beautiful doilies! Wish I could crochet that fast :-) Love your new friends!

Betsy said...

I've never seen a table runner made with doilies. It is really pretty. You're fast to have them done so quickly too. Your yarn colors do indeed echo your new friends. It looks like you have plenty to make lots of doilies now. :-). Our fog is back again today and is predicted to hang around most of the week. Not fun to drive in, but eerily beautiful.
Blessings,
Betsy

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Tammy, I really have been enjoying more swapping lately-I did a few last year and may do some this year again too.
Oh I love the friends you ran into-beautiful yarn choices too
anxious to see your handmade jewelry

linda said...

Well done Tammy they are beautiful and wow you are fast too! :) xx

Home Meadows said...

What a nice thing to do and that she wants to make something for you in return. I'm glad you had a nice clear morning for your commute. Enjoy your evening, Heather

bettyann said...

so lovely. I'm sure your friend was very happy with the barter. Take care and have a lovely day.

Acorn to Oak said...

Lovely sky pics! Cute idea to use doilies. And, I'm amazed at how fast you made a bunch of doilies. Wow! Those sheep or goats are pretty. I love the colors in their fur.

Becca said...

Wow! You work fast! How lovely, and I love the cream and wheat colors of yarn you bought. Can't wait to see the handmade jewelry you get! I love foggy days! Take care. :-)

20 North Ora said...

Tammy - what a sweet gesture for your friend. I have friends that I do a lot of bartering with and love it! So nice to have friends you can do that with.

I have always loved that runner on Pinterest. Hers will be equally beautiful.

Judy

Claudia said...

Ah, what a good friend you are! She will love them. I like seeing your 'friends' - awfully cute!

xo
Claudia

Createology said...

First I keep forgetting to say how much I like your banner. Now those doilies you crocheted (so quickly) are beautiful! Love the table runner idea. Yes those new friends may have influenced your color choices. When I am shopping I find I am influenced by what ever colors I happen to be wearing that day. Now that I am aware of this I can better select my shopping clothes. Creative Crochet Bliss...
P.S. Love the barter of trading specialties.

Wanda said...

They are beautiful

Love the yarn choices and how you were inspired to use them.

I love and have doilies all over my house.

Pam said...

Those colors are lovely. You sure a fast crocheter (if that's a word). I'm sure she will cherish you work as I do. I think of you everytime I see the pieces you sent me.

Primroses Attic said...

What a lovely friend you are, they are beautiful.
Rosezeeta

Teresa Kasner said...

Tammy, you are so nice and generous to do that for your friend.. and so FASSSST! I am looking forward to seeing what she makes for you.. I hope it's a good trade! I'm on my 4th newborn hat for Taci to take to Brazil.. I'm think I'm addicted! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
That for sure was nice cotton yarn and you created a nice collection.
Now wait and see your jewelry...

Today around 2:15 PM, Dutch time, Mom went to heaven...

Hugs,
Mariette

Preeti said...

Lovely doilies and you crocheted them so fast !! I liked the idea of barter system :) let me look for friends who would exchange my doilies for something they make and I want ;)

Quinn said...

You do meet interesting companions on your walks :)
I agree with all the other commenters about the speed of your crochet work - especially considering the gauge you are working with for these pretty doilies. I look forward to seeing your jewelry.
The package is so pretty I would have kept it unopened for a while, just to enjoy it. I am not a very good package-wrapper so I always appreciate the enticing effect of others' wrapping skills.
I also do a little bartering when I have the opportunity. So much more satisfying than cash transactions!

Dagmar said...

What a sweet gift! It will become such a treasure.
Xo

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! You WERE fast! Hope you get that jewelry soon. hee hee. I love your "friends"! They are such beautiful natural colors... they would have influenced me, too. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Susan said...

Oh Tammy! Imagine making all those doilies in a short span of time. Incredible. I love bartering, too. Great idea. Susan

Helen Philipps said...

How kind you are to make these beautiful doilies for your friend, Tammy. You are so quick at crocheting and following those patterns too!
Loved the yarn photo, and your cute 'friends' !
Helen xox

barbara judge said...

Such talent and an eye for lovely colors. You certainly are good at your work.

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow! You are an amazingly fast worker!! The doilies you made are lovely and will compliment the ones your friend bought very well. I hope that she likes her runner and you like your jewellery, what a great swap for you both to make. xx

September Violets said...

That's a nice simple idea for the table runner. I like your finished doilies ... and your woolly brown & white friends ;)
Wendy x

Anne Butera said...

Your doilies are wonderful! As is the glimpse into your world. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sam I Am...... said...

Wow, you are fast! It took me months to do those bookmarks. You're amazing! Love your friends!

zana said...

Your doilies are lovely! pinterest has some wonderful inspirations!

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