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Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday and Tea Talk Thursday with Ruth

Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady is a fun meme. 
Fine something you love and share with us.

A few weeks ago I showed my packet of fine steel crochet hooks that I was given in 1957 by my dear friend and x-ray instructor.
She also gave me this fine DMC crochet thread made in France. 
I still have 4 skeins after all these years.

She and I became very close.

She was an older nun and her family lived far away and she sort of took me under her wing.

I stayed at the hospital a lot and in fact since I lived several miles away became part of the family of nuns that lived there.
She taught me to crochet.

This is one doily I still have.
Didn't remember I still had it until I found the thread.
I have made this pattern many times with bigger cotton thread.

She also taught me to tat, but I cannot remember how to do that nor do I have the tool for it.
This thread is many years old since she had had it a while.
I don't believe I can see well enough to do work with this fine thread and a tiny steel crochet hook anymore.

DMC is still in business and this is what I found when I googled it.
I was looking for the date of the founding of the company.

DMC® has maintained the same high standards of quality today since its founding in 1746. DMC's® quality products and their extensive color ranges stand the test of time. DMC® threads and your fine workmanship -- 250 years of tradition and a lifetime of memories.

Tea Talk Thursday with Ruth

Having.......Twinings Earl Grey Tea in my favorite china tea cup. 1/2 banana is my snack today.
No sunning on the deck today, it is cold again.
I'm feeling..........totally at peace with trust in God's goodness
 On my mine........I keep up with the goings on in the world and I am totally confused about the events we are involved in in the middle east. I pray a lot.

I hope...that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin
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Carol said...

Your doily is really beautiful!

Shelly Ward said...

Oh Peggy, Thank you for your story. My great-grandmother taught me to crochet when I was ten and she was in her nineties. I am enjoying teaching my ten year old daughter now. Crafting is so healing.

Karin said...

Beautiful job on your crocheted doily! I love that you are totally at peace with trust in God's goodness! What a pretty tea service!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I can't imagine crocheting something like that. That's a true art. Your doilie is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous doilly, beautiful work xxx

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful doiley and wonderful memories to go along with it. ~~Sherry~~

LV said...

You did a very nice job on your crochet. I never learned to that. I have lots of different pieces that I have inherited. I use it all over my hours.

Friko said...

Appreciative and thoughtful as always, dear QMM.
If we you continue this way, you can't ever go wrong.

Anvilcloud said...

Just picked up a package of Twining's Breakfast Tea yesterday.

Illinois Lori said...

What lovely crochet-work! And a lovely story to go with it...thanks for sharing!

Lori (from Tea Talk)

Ruby said...

Some great vintage thread. Lovely doily!

La Petite Gallery said...

That company has been around a long time. You are lucky to know how to
crochet. It is a dying art like china Painting. We are losing so many beautiful ways of life.


Christine said...

The doily is beautiful! It looks so delicate and elegant. What a treasure.

It is good to know that God is in control, and He has the future in His hands. He knows what He is doing, and He has wonderful plans for us. It's comforting to remember that during these turbulent times.


Vee said...

The doily is so lovely. I hope that you'll be displaying it now that you've found it. (Funny thing, I've been finding doilies nearly finished down inside the rolls of thread. They are my mother's work. I hope that I can figure out how to finish them off.) I've always wanted to learn tatting. I think it looks so beautiful and I have a little tatted snowman for the Christmas tree. It's the only tatting I have.

Stay warm and cozy. It's early yet. Another week or two and it'll warm up substantially...I hope!

GrandmaK said...

I have doilies my mother and I have made. The crochet cotton seems so thin now. I am usually crocheting baby afghans now! Maybe I will try a doily or two again soon! Thank you for your lovely post! Cathy

Southwest Arkie said...

Hope the sun is shining on you today QMM- love the doily- I just found one that my grandmother made, along with a plastic cup of metal hooks...they will be forever treasures.