There is something so pleasing about a doily.
Perhaps it is because it is symmetrical and I do love symmetry.
Maybe it is because I grew up with them and everyone in the family had them on every table-bed table, end table, dining table....
even our pillow cases had crocheted edgings.
It started because I had to buy some crochet cotton to try and fix this throw rug in front of my shower.
I receive it second-hand and it has seen a lot of use in the last 8 years;
but I don't want to part with it so I tried to mend.
Unfortunately, it didn't go so well because both the warp threads
and the weft rags are deteriorating and it is seeing its last days.
Well, at least it took me to the crochet cotton
and that awakened a doily urge so all is not lost!