I completed two of these gems last October, but I moved, then it was Christmas and then I started nursing school so I never got around to posting them. I am on my 5 week summer break so I thought I'd share them now.
This pattern was my first big project. At the time I had been crocheting less than 7 months. My mom tried to teach me how to crochet when I was younger but I had zero interest, but then I started working with a lady who could make the most amazing things, and little ami stuffed animals, so I had to pick it up again. I fell in love with this doily pattern when I saw it in the July 2007 Crochet Today Magazine and asked my Mom how difficult it would be. She said that it was way out of my league (and maybe she was right!) but I just had to prove her wrong.
The photos were taken outside and not on my wall (obviously) and there are a few action shots of the blocking process (this was my frist time blocking something too! Every time I read "blocking" I was like, WTH are these people talking about? Now I know!).
I hope you like them!
Thanks for looking!