About once a year my parents come visit us from Iowa. With them they normally bring some fun trinkets and items we need but don't always have on hand, ie. rubberbands, dental floss, chapsticks, etc. And then other presents! :D My mom is really a very good gift giver. She's thoughtful and keen to observe when there is a need, she's always trying to make a persons life easier, if she can fill a need with something for someone she does it. I grew up watching her do this so I truly attribute my own gift giving "eye" to her teaching me to be observant in this way too. Thank you mom! :)
Mom and Dad had helped my brothers friend out when he lost his parents. :( Come to find out my brothers friends mom was a crafter. She had a lot of cotton yarn (as you might or might not remember) and had started three doilies... One I was able to finish, the other I decided it looked done and now use it as a center piece on our table :). The third one though I would like to finish but it did not come with a pattern. I realize I might be able to figure it out if I had more time (and this was my only project - ha! hahahaha! ;) That never happens :)) I'd say it's been 2 years now since mom gave me this doily. I would really like to finish it. It's beautiful. Every doily that's started deserves to be finished... What with 8 inch doilies being sold for a mere $2.00 made by a machine... saying I have a ridiculously huge doily HANDMADE, well, these are heirlooms then. :)
So my crafty crochet buddies - please take a look at the doily below, if you have the pattern I would be happy to buy it from you. If you have a link to where you've seen this pattern please share it in the comments. Please also pin this asking if anyone has seen/used the pattern if you like. I know I plan to!
Ta-dah! Thee pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247416573253370485/ ;)
I realize with all the doilies out there this might be a long shot, but I am also hard pressed to think this late ladies work should sit unfinished like this when it's so close to being finished.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Much love, Dawn