My trinket boxes have generated some good comments... and quite a few about the doily I used in the photos! Here it is...
It's a bit faded now.
I've been trying to remember when I originally I made this - and I think I've pinned it down to 1983 when I bought my first house. I can't remember exactly where the pattern came from - a magazine belonging to a friend - but I had a photocopy of the pattern.
Unfortunately, last year, I had one of those zealous moments when clutter around the house just had to go - and of course the pattern went then. I didn't think I would ever get round to making the doily ever again so there was no point in keeping superfluous paper!
Sod's Law applies here - once it's gone you suddenly need it. Having featured in the trinket box photos, the doily pattern is now in demand. I've been asked by a number of you for the pattern.
I may have mentioned before (probably quite a few times actually) but I do like to rise to a challenge - so - I'm using the original doily as a template and reworking it so that I can write out the pattern.
Once I'd made up my mind to do this I was quiet eager to get started. I've completed the central motif and I've now started work on the pansies. I'm enjoying the task and hopefully it will be finished before too long.
So keep tuning in, and I'll keep you posted. In the meantime here are some photos of pansies from the garden.