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crocheted doily rug
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janicec message #1
crocheted doily rug
August 14, 2014 at 8:55:18 AM
 
Saw this rug in a YouTube video linked from someone on your site, but it was one of many in a gallery, but had no instructions.  I would love to have the instructions in written form.  Could you please tell me if it is available from someone?

Thanks,
Janice







 
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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 15, 2014 at 12:42:22 AM  (in response to janicec message #1)
 
Janice,

Wow, I have to say, that's a gorgeous rug...you have great taste!  Smile

I did a little digging and found the pattern here...it's not in PDF format, but you can print it up from the page and make this lovely rug!
http://www.danceswithwools.net/?p=349


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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 16, 2014 at 7:38:32 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 


Melanie,

Thank you so much!  I had searched many sites, but no luck except for the picture.

You're wonderful!

Janice 


 
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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 17, 2014 at 12:17:36 AM  (in response to janicec message #3)
 
Janice,

You're very welcome...and please do post some pics when you make this!  Kiss  I definitely want to make one now and am thinking about putting it on my "to do" list!


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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 18, 2014 at 6:52:05 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
Melanie,

I was so tempted to run out and get yarn today, but I looked around at the many started projects and decided I should finish something first.  I'm always gung-ho about getting started, but ...

I also decided I needed a center that had more sculpture to it, so spent time online searching for something.  Here is what I came up with (for now anyway):

The flowers in the center are called Mollie flowers (http://www.molliemakes.com/craft-2/mollie-by-name-mollie-by-nature/ ). The next off-colored circles would need to be figured out, but even though I really liked the original, I like this better.  It seems more balanced to me.  

If you finish yours first, send me a picture.  

Thanks again.

Janice



 


 
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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 19, 2014 at 12:06:55 AM  (in response to janicec message #5)
 
Janice,

I'm absolutely melting over how gorgeous that center is!  Kiss  I like it so much better, as well!  Kiss  The original pattern is pretty, but the flowers in the center absolutely make it pop!  Kiss

Are you going to do this in different colors?  Because the white is nice...but I think it could definitely use some color to it, as you did with those beautiful center flowers!

Awww, I'll be happy to send and/or post a pic...but it's much more likely you'll finish first.  We're entirely focused on moving within the next month, and when I say the next month, I mean earlier than that, if we can.  Next week would be ideal for a start!  So pretty much everything is on hold.  I actually don't mind terribly.  We've been wanting to move for a very long time now, so this is mostly a positive thing...as long as it works out the way we want it to.

I hope you don't mind if I live vicariously (and enviously, LOL) through your work in the meantime!  Kiss



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janicec message #7
Re: crocheted doily rug
August 19, 2014 at 3:04:06 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #6)
 
Melanie,

The pic of the Mollie flowers online was in the rose, I just snipped it, got rid of the background, and popped it in the original rug photo.  Did the same with the other round section.  That's why they are not white.  But I had thought to use only one color, but it depends where it will "live".  

It might be a wall hanging on the sunporch (will use lighter weight yarn if that is the case), or it will live on the family room floor (except when the Christmas tree/village is up - that's another story).  

Swatch of curtains (wip) below.  The side panels are up (not hemmed yet), but the 3 panel valance still has much work to go.  Thinking of short jabots between the valance panels and at the ends, and attached to the tiebacks at the wall as well.  

Thinking of lining the jabots in cranberry fabric with narrow strips of the botanical fabric sewn on top to create stripes.  The curtains are edged in cranberry cording, as well as both top/bottom of the curved tiebacks.

If there is fabric left over (bought this fabric years ago, so no chance of getting more), then I may do the rug in ivory yarn, but crochet from the botanical print the double or treble stitches in the two rounds inside of the outside round of popcorn, and perhaps the curved round before the edging.  Long time before this is finished.  You will have celebrated anniversaries in your new home.

Have also thought of snapping a photo of some section of the botanical print fabric (which I love), lightening it alot (it has to be pale), then using in your cross stitch program as a background for some picture.  Don't know what that cross stitch pic will be yet, but thought it would be neat. 

Congrats on this new chapter of your life.

Fun sharing with you.

Janice

 


 
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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 20, 2014 at 1:01:54 AM  (in response to janicec message #7)
 
Janice,

I really, really like the way the rose-colored Mollie flowers look in the center of the rug.  And I'm still thinking the entire rug would be gorgeous in colors.  But you're right...it really does depend on where it goes, as it could clash with some of your decor!

That's a really pretty fabric for your curtains, and I love your ideas for them!  And the cranberry will be such a fantastic accent color, which will set off the entire piece, yet not take attention away from that lovely print!  Kiss

LOL!  Never mind the tortoise and the hare...make that two tortoises not quite getting to the finish line, to see who is the slowest!  Laughing  Seriously, I'm loving that idea of the leftover fabric for the rug.  That would be such a lovely accent, especially in those particular places.  Kiss  There will be just enough color in it, without overpowering the rug...hope you have enough fabric left over!

Oh, yes, I can see how that would be a nice cross stitch background, to use the botanical motifs with something else going on in the foreground!  Kiss  If you do decide to do that, please post pics!  Kiss

Awww, thank you.  Kiss  We're both really anxious for the entire thing to be done already.  We're both in a fog and aren't happy with our lives being up in the air...though I'm sure on the other end of all of this, it's going to be great!

I'm enjoying sharing with you, as well!  Kiss  Anytime...your work is soooo beautiful and your ideas are something I'd love to see when they're finished!  Kiss


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janicec message #9
Re: crocheted doily rug
August 20, 2014 at 8:30:02 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #8)
 
Melanie,

Thanks for your kind words.  OK, I know when you do your rug it will be in color!  What colors do you visualize, and where? 

And if it were to go on my sunporch (pale peach walls), I like your color idea.  The center flowers could be a medium peach, the next bands a lighter peach and then mostly white, with maybe a touch of light peach elsewhere.  But the thing I would add would be a couple (only a couple) of green crocheted leaves by the flowers to set them off more, and maybe a touch of pale green somewhere too.  In fact, it could be a much smaller round with some different patterns as well.  Oh no! Another project!

Unfortunately my hands can't keep up with my head.  And I only like detailed projects, which metamorphose many times from start to finish.  

If I'm not mistaken, you like detailed projects as well.  I believe when I first joined I saw some beautiful Mirabilia cross stitched gowned ladies, were they yours?  I love those!

Well I gotta go.  I am trying to learn the stock market, so I can wisely invest dollars that I recently rolled from my 401 into a self-guided IRA, a friend is mentoring me, but I want to understand it all.  Long learning process.  You see, the word "bored" is not in my dictionary.

If you have projects you'd like to share, I would love to see them.

Janice



 


 
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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 21, 2014 at 1:24:32 AM  (in response to janicec message #9)
 
Janice,

LOL!  For sure, the rug is going to be in color!  Smile  Which colors will depend also on where this one is going.  And what colors our walls will be!  Smile  The one house we're hoping to get has bright, somewhat hideous colors, and I'm guessing we'll paint those over pretty quickly.  Not that it will be neutral or anything, but probably pastels.

Love your vision of the rug for your sunporch!  Kiss  The shades of peach would be stunning, and just a couple of leaves would make a lovely accent.  Kiss

LOL, I have the same problem, sigh...hands can't keep up with the visions of loveliness.  Undecided

Awww, thank you...I do like detailed projects!  Kiss  I haven't cross stitched in a while, but my faves were the Mirabilia/Butternut Road/Lavender & Lace.  Kiss  Are those patterns with the gowned women gorgeous, or what?!  Do you also cross stitch, and if so, have you made any of those?  Kiss

Awww, good for you, learning about the stock market so you can be sure to have a nice nest egg with your IRA!  Kiss  Most people simply trust someone else to take care of their money, and that can have some seriously bad consequences.  Cry

Same here...I'd love to see a lot of your work!  Kiss  Most of mine is kind of up in the air...well, it's in limbo, just because of this pesky moving thing.  And I'm definitely hoping it won't take too long to regroup and get organized when we get to where we're going!

Oh, I do have a couple of pics to share.  Smile

This is my beaded cat box:

And these are the dishcloths I made for holiday gifts (4 sets of 4):
Set 1


Set 2


Set 3


Set 4


All different, and it was nice to be able to go back and forth instead of doing 4 of the same at a time, yawn.  Smile

So please let me see what you've done!  Kiss


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janicec message #11
crocheted doily rug
August 21, 2014 at 9:50:03 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #10)
 
Melanie,

Beaded box is cute, and I really like the dishcloths.  Had done some a long time ago.  I haven't crocheted or knitted in over 30 years, yes 30.  The same was with cross stitch, which I picked back up about 2 years ago.  (My job went away the end of 2012, so I started SS a little earlier than I planned, and hope not to have to find another job at this point in my life. That's why I'm trying to manage my own investments.) I had been an at home mom while my girls were growing up, and did handmade crafts as Christmas gifts every year.  Don't have pics of any of those.  This blue house cross stitch was done back then, one of few that hang in this house (I had worked part time in a cross stitch shoppe way back then).  Love Victorian houses.  This was one of my first cross stitch projects, so aside from colors, very few changes from the chart.



Last fall I picked up this stocking that had been started 30 years ago and did some work on it, but still wip.  I decided to make the stocking longer because of other stocking patterns that I like, that I "plan" to make.  I have a 2-story house, and thought it would look nice to have multiple stockings hanging on the railings, but I want them to be uniform in length even though not all on the same cloth.  This pattern is from an old Cross Stitch & Country Craft magazine.  Many changes from the original chart.  There was supposed to be a name at the top which I changed to a window with a snow scene and added the ribboned holly. Wallpaper is changed as well as the items on the hutch, plus lightened the colors of the tablecloths.  Not sure how the rest of the bottom will work out.  So it was put aside to contemplate.
 

Started this pic then.  I picked up this kit "Red Tea Set" on clearance, but too much red for me, so decided to convert to a Christmas pic instead.





Going to be a silver teapot in the left back.  The revised design is not all worked out yet.  Thinking of a window on the back wall, perhaps an evening sky.  I found a buffet image online having a fancy designed drawer for the display to be sitting on.

The last piece I'll share now (started a couple months ago) started as the top right quilt on this cover:
 

then I shifted the window to be centered behind the quilt, changed the railing to have turned balisters, used the plants on the ground from the butterfly quilt lower left, decided to add a screen door from the quilt upper left, choosing to recess that part of the porch.

However, the screen itself will be in shades of gray as if the door is opened behind it. Added the chair from an online image run through your cross stitch program as well as the screen door to make them proportionate to the rest of the pic. Adding a couple steps, and climbing roses to frame both ends.




I'll send more another time.

No, I've never done any of those gowned ladies, just admired them.  I've not done beaded work either, but I love the beaded Victorian purses someone shared on your site.  I may just have to introduce myself to beading.

The walls in most of my rooms are also pastel, but almost every room has one of more accent walls.  The master has a deep periwinkle blue accent wall behind the bed.  The dining room a deep blue green accent wall behind the hutch.  The family room also the same deep blue green wall behind the armoire.  I think I have pics of the rooms when I refi'd 3 years ago. 

Janice




 
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Re: crocheted doily rug
August 22, 2014 at 2:21:11 AM  (in response to janicec message #11)
 
Janice,

You're a genius!  Kiss

I love all of your work.  The Victorian home pic is one of my faves...it's perfect with whatever changes you made to it, and undoubtedly looks much better than the original pattern!  Kiss

Also love what you've done with that stocking.  I like the window at the top.  It makes perfect "sense" for the picture!

LOL, have to agree on the red tea set...all of that red would drive me batty!  I like how you've changed it so far, yet kept the essence of the original plates, without the crazy-making red!  Even the bowl is much easier on the eyes in your version, in a very good way.  Kiss

Love what you've done with the quilt piece!  I never would have thought of doing that, and it looks more airy and less cluttered.  That's what has stopped me from stitching certain things...that "gotta have more stuff in it" cluttered look.  You've managed to fit a lot in there, yet it doesn't look at all cluttered.

You must be talking about Pam's gorgeous beadwork...she's amazing!  Kiss  Beadweaving is a lot of fun.  I do off-loom only.  I own a loom, but have never made anything with it.  It's so much easier to work with just thread and beads, and if I really want to make something that uses a loom pattern, there's an off-loom stitch that looks just like it.  LOL, beading is very addictive.  That's why I stopped cross stitching, because I found beads.  And something had to go.

I really like the way you have the one accent wall in the various rooms.  That looks sooo nice!  One accent wall is fine...LOL, whoever lived in the one house we're looking at has very bad taste, because all of the walls are very bright colored.  Sigh.  Oh, well, it's a good problem to have!

Thanks for sharing your amazing work!  Kiss


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