So here I am today ready to share with you another one of my loves....old crocheted lace and doilies. I am always amazed and in awe of the time and devotion that went into creating such beautiful handiwork.
Look how tight these stitches are!
A doily with a cloth medallion. Yesterday, I learned about doilies that were made to cover pitchers of lemonade and such. I imagine that these smaller ones were made to cover beverage glasses or maybe jelly jars. Am I right?
I love the ruffled effect of this one.
Whether made years ago or weeks ago, those of us who create handmade items to give to loved ones or sell in the marketplace have come to learn that the value is not in how much we think a piece is worth but how much a piece is appreciated and loved.
That's what makes it so hard to decide which pieces to keep and which pieces to use in my craft projects. Each piece is worthy of being appreciated and loved. Once I decide what to do with them, my hope is that others will appreciate and love my handiwork in return. Isn't that what it's all about?
Now, I'm off to start creating!
Have a lovely weekend~