The latest doily finished from Emilyandthe Handmade Volume 1 is Poppy. This is the sixth one I’ve done from the book, and that only leaves Ophelia undone from this collection. But I’m not sure if I will do that one or not. I’ve made at least one ‘full size’ doily from each of my thread colors. Now I’d like to do some of the smaller ones, some more of the free patterns available on the website gracefearon.com, and maybe some smaller motifs from some other sources. I’d like to use of the leftovers of my threads, and have enough smaller doilies to mix in with the larger ones as I fill in my living room mantle space.
I am getting closer to the end of this project (I think!) and it’s a good thing because my hands are getting sore and I probably need to take a break from thread-work but I really am excited to see how this turns out.
Speaking of turning out, I had a bit of a surprise with Poppy. The pattern lists the finished size at 11 inches. I have consistently been at least one inch larger on every pattern I’ve done, until now. Poppy came in at barely 10 inches, after blocking. Maybe because there was a bit more single crochet? Anyway, as usual, it is lovely and will definitely work with the mantle space project.