Friday, April 30, 2010
Finished last night. I don't know what the glitch was that I hit last week and had to put it down for a bit, but I'm not complaining as it went very well to the finish this week and so I present Stephie's Doily.
Stephanie passed on quite a few years ago now. I didn't know Stephanie, I did know her daughter. We went to grade school together. Didn't see her again until around the time that her mom had gotten sick. She was a really nice kid, she hasn't changed, she's still a really nice, great person. Her best friend is one of my best friends who I helped to learn crochet a few years ago. My friend was so excited to be able to do thread crochet and herself has done some beautiful doilies, always mentioning the work that Stephanie had done. In her house is an angel in thread crochet done by Stephanie. It is very beautiful. I have seen other pieces as well, they all are exquisite.
And so when Stephanie's daughter recently found a pattern that was Stephanie's she gave it to her (and my) friend who asked me could I crochet it and try it out as she was having some difficulty with it. Well, I really enjoyed this pattern and now that it is finished I would like for my friend to have it. The pattern instruction is something like I have never seen, its a huge piece of paper, folded into fourths and worn over time, there wasn't a name. And so I call it Stephie's Doily. The pattern itself is a treasure. I worked from copies my friend made which made it much easier.
Loving crochet as much as I do, I love this pattern even more as I know how much Stephanie and her daughter mean to my friend, you couldn't have closer family. And so I feel blessed to have been able to do this for her, for Stephanie.
This weekend Stephie's Doily will go to its new home.