I never know what to do with all of the doilies I've collected over the years. I used them on just about every surface in my college days, but for far too long they've been tucked away in a little suitcase. It's not like I haven't seen some fantastic and totally inspiring ideas...
*the doily bowl
*the frozen doily snowflake
*Country Living's ideas
*amazing creations with Apartment Therapy
*Amanda's chair in her new book: Handmade Home
But it wasn't until I was sprucing up my studio (tour coming soon!) that I remembered Resurrection Fern's hoop doilies. (Margie really is the doily/crochet queen!) It was so simple and obvious... my favorite kind of making. I got so excited that I stayed up way too late gently tugging and pulling to get the pattern just right in my quilting and embroidery hoops. I used double sided tape all around the inside of the hoops to keep the loose ends controlled, but still in tact.
I'm really pleased to have this lovely handwork, steeped in history and tradition, above my sewing table. I'm also happy that, at least, four little doilies finally get to come out of the their hiding spot to be honored and celebrated.
Do you have a favorite collectible?
p.s. dare you to say "dear doily" 5 times fast!