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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dangerous Doilies



Friends and Kitties!

Sheebie here.


Several of you requested to see the finished doilies (that I injured myself making).  Of course I thought of this on my way out the door to work so you get semi-awful phone photos--sorry about that.
This is the one that did the dirty deed!  It's made with 20# hemp twine and lots and lots (and LOTS!) of double crochets...all the twisting and tugging of that heavy string is what torqued my wrist.  I am pleased with how it turned out, though, and it fits the 18" table perfectly. 

The second doily is smaller and fancier.

Please ignore the cat hairs...
This one is made from hemp cord which was much more malleable, and took a lot fewer stitches.  I really liked using this cord and I'm going to buy some more to make some sturdy shopping totes and a clutch.  (It comes in colors!)

Anyway, my poor beleaguered wrist is almost back to 100%.  I went to yoga class on Friday and the only thing I had to modify was chaturanga (a sort of reverse push-up) as it was a wee tad painful.  So it's all good!  Right now I'm working with some pretty (and soft) cotton yarn, making place mats to match my Fiestaware.

Last week I baked whole wheat bagels and they disappeared just as quickly as the last batch.  I also made a blueberry-raspberry cobbler per Scott's request that was gone pretty damn quick, too.  Next week is toasted millet-seed bread and oatmeal cookies!  I may try the pretzel rolls again too--they are fairly quick for a yeast recipe.  Having three day weekends is so great...I feel like I actually have time to do projects again.

I saw my coyote pal at work again, this time in the daylight: 
She's in the center of the frame.  
She was moving a lot better, but still lame.  I think her day time sleeping spot is up in the bushes to the right of the photo, so she sat and watched me for a long time while I was outside doing stuff...she's very acclimated to humans.

And speaking of work, here *I* am hard at it: 
This is for the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop--
Hi everybody!



And that's all for this week, folks...


Happy Sunday!

XX  Sheebie  XX

40 comments:

  1. Those doilies are COOL, Sheebie! Glad your wrist is almost back to normal.

    I always wonder what wold animals like that coyote are thinking when they and a human just sit there looking at each other...

    Happy Sunday!

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  2. Love the doilies, they turned out great and glad your wrist is feeling A-OK!

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  3. So glad your wrist is feeling better. The doilies are spiffy.

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  4. Your doilie work is lovely.
    It will look great in the floor with a pulled place in it and hork on it.
    MOL!

    Happy Sunday!

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  5. Wow. The doilies are really nice. They also look very complicated to make.

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  6. Lovely doilie ! We're glad your wrist gets better ! Purrs

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  7. Those doilies are really nice! My human used to crochet - many years ago (generations in cat years), she made some lacy doilies from some sort of string, and one of them even actually laid flat, MOL!

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  8. Blimey! I thought you were talking about hemp dollies!! Nice work :)

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  9. We can JUST see getting our claws entangled in that lovely stuff!

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  10. Wow, those dollies are great looking and it does look like a lot of work. Glad to hear that the wrist is better.Happy Sunday to all of you.

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  11. Oh your doilies are just wonderful. And your selfie...just great

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  12. Those doilies are really nice, and cat hairs can only add to the look :)
    We like the coyote pic and your selfie :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  13. Those doilies look great. I am glad your wrist is much better now.

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  14. Grammy did a lot of those before. She taught Mom to do it too. She did a few but that was it. That one is really bootiful!

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  15. A modified chaturanga? I don't think that's legal in most states.

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  16. Absolutely love these doilies. You are super talented. You should sell these in Scott's Etsy shop. Mom says she'd buy them. That is pretty cool seeing that coyote. Thank you so, so much for joining our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop as well as promoting it. We couldn't have better furiends. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  17. Beat dollies I've seen in a long time. Making place mats will be so cool! Just be careful!!

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  18. Your dollies are beautiful. With the bad wrists I already have (from years of abuse at a govt job) I would hate to think what that would do to me! Oh my your baking sound divine! Happy Sunday Selfie

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  19. SHEBBIE THE DOILIES ARE GORGEOUS...I CAN SURELY SEE HOW PULLING AT THAT THICKNESS GAVE YOUR A MAJOR PAIN IN THE WRIST.

    MOM USED TO MAKE DOILIES,(ARE DANGEROUS TO ONE'S HEALTH) UNTIL SHE USED ONE OF THE HOOKS TO TRY TO PUT AN EXTRA HOLE IN A CHILD'S SANDAL...THE HOOK WENT INTO HER THUMB WITH THE SANDAL STILL ATTACHED. YEP TRIP TO THE ER TO GET IT OUT. DR. ASKED HER IF SHE WANTED THE HOOK BACK SHE SAID NO!!!

    YOUR COMMENT ON OUR BLOG CRACKED US UP.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  20. OMG - that doily is gorgeous. I'm trying to visualize how hard it must have been on your hands to work with twine or heavy cording. Owie! You did an excellent job. Nice to see a selfie of the human too!

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  21. Just looking at that top doilie, which is fabulous by the way, my wrist hurts thinking about all those double crochet stitches. I'm glad your wrist is getting better. Both doilies are beautiful!

    I'll be interested in your oatmeal cookies. I love baking those.

    Great selfie!

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  22. Beautiful doilies, I love them very much! Totally worth the injured wrist! Just kidding...I'm glad you are healing :-)
    Great selfie shot. Have a wonderful new week!

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  23. Selfie showing you hard at it...snigger snort...whered'ya hide the crochet!
    Jane x

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  24. Glad your wrist is feeling better. The doilies are gorgeous; I'd never have though to use hemp cord.

    Have a great week!

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  25. It's good to hear your wrist is better. Cool shot with the coyote, too. We hope she recovers fully.

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  26. Those awe pawsum. Yous be so talented. :)

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  27. Doilies, coyotes and you, oh my!

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  28. Wowee! Now way could I ever make something like that!!!
    And the coyote at work, what a bonus to catch a glimpse now & then!

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  29. what about downward dog? it kills my wrists. awesome crochet work. i envy your skill and patience. i hope the coyote improves. i used to make bread but now i experimental bake meaning no measuring and no recipes. it's like alchemy. made some hybrid cookie/muffins with coconut flour.

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  30. what about downward dog? it kills my wrists. awesome crochet work. i envy your skill and patience. i hope the coyote improves. i used to make bread but now i experimental bake meaning no measuring and no recipes. it's like alchemy. made some hybrid cookie/muffins with coconut flour.

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  31. Wow, I love the doilies! They may be worth the wrist pain. Then again, maybe not. ;) Great selfie, too.

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  32. Oh, those are cool! No wonder you kept going in spite of the injury!

    I have a quilt that I need to finish one of these days, but I am not up to the aches and pains I get hand-quilting. That darn thing has been sitting in there for YEARS. Ugh.

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  33. My grandma used to crochet doilies, with really fine thread that made them feel like silk. I love your hemp ones, and I'll bet they stand up to cats!

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  34. Sheebie you do beautiful crochet work! Love the selfie :)
    Marty and Mom

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  35. The doilies came out great- sorry you were harmed in the making of them. Nice selfie.

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  36. Gorgeous crochet work! I crochet some but find circles are difficult. You obviously don't, LOL!

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  37. Wow!! Love the coyote, and THAT'S A LOTTA SCREENS! If you keep looking all professional like that, I'm gonna forget you're a crazy cat lady (like me.)

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  38. Love the doilies! I crochet as well, but I haven't done anything as fancy as those! Very cool. I'll be looking forward to seeing your totes and clutch!
    Cool selfie too - so many computers!!!

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  39. When you said what you were making those out of I expected not to like the finished project, but I am so wrong, those are very cool!

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