Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer Doily

Summer is in its prime here in California. I have a lot of yellow-and-red gladioluses blooming in my garden. They are like soldiers standing tall and enduring the hot weather. I like their cheerful and warm colors. And butterflies and hummingbirds are frequent guests in my garden these days. 

All this inspired me to put on hold the autumn hat for my son that I was working on and make something summer-like.

The free pattern (symbol chart) was from Anabelia Craft Design blog. I discovered this blog a couple of months ago, and I really love it. There are so many wonderful projects and free patterns there.

I hope your summer (or winter if you are in the Southern hemisphere) is going well, and you too are enjoying whatever the nature has to offer!


I wanted to let you know that I no longer update Lacy Crochet Facebook and Twitter accounts. To be honest I still don't quite understand the rationale behind all these social media channels and how exactly they are supposed to work. For example, I noticed that a very small percentage of my FB followers actually get to see my posts. Then what's the point of posting updates? 
I'm trying to cut down the overall time I spend on the Internet, so leaving Facebook and Twitter seems like a good start.  

I'm linking this post to
Link and Share Wednesday @ Oombawka Deseigns 
Create It Thursday @ Lamberts Lately
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Crative Jewish Mom
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home,
The Homemaking Party @ Hope in Every Season


  1. Lovely doily, Olga! I too am not a huge fan of facebook, I don't have a twitter account and I don't intend to have one.

  2. Love your doily! I am not on facebook..I think I have a twitter account but don't use it. I think social media is a waste of time. I think you will be less stressed trying to keep up with all of it. Have a great day!

  3. It's beautiful :-) I love the summery color. I'll have to get better at reading crochet charts before I attempt it.
    I don't use Facebook or Twitter either. It can get too overwhelming having so many outlets.
    Have a nice weekend :-)

  4. It's beautiful Olga so pretty. I am on Facebook but it's just to keep up with family and friends really, I think Twitter is a waste of time. :)

  5. Beautiful doily Olga. Your work is always gorgeous. Heather

  6. Beautiful crochet my friend, I am not a Facebook fan, and that is one of the reasons.

  7. You crochet so beautifully Olga! It's very pretty ♥

  8. this is such a beautiful doily ! great work :) I love the little white butterfly you placed on the doily as well. It is a nice touch :)

  9. Ольга, очень красивая салфетка и гладиолусы. У нас пока еще не цветут гладиолусы, но я с нетерпением жду когда зацветут наши персикового цвета, они не такие красивые как ваши, но мне нравятся. Салфетки в блоге Anabelia Craft Design очень красивые и я очень хочу связать какую -либо.

  10. Lovely.....................

  11. Another beautiful doily Olga! I made up your Vintage Doily motif from your June 19 post in a gorgeous green, it looks lovely! Pat xxx

  12. Just stumbled upon your blog! Beautiful doily!

  13. Very pretty, Olga, and I love the color! Blessings, Bess

  14. This is so pretty and I would love to try it, but I couldn't find the chart or instructions on the Anabelia Craft Design website. Do you have the actual URL for the chart? Thank you, Gail