by lidiad ( edited 17 Apr 2015 ) 17 Apr 2015

Modern Doily with Flair.

For this doily, I have used only Part 1 (of two) of the wing of the FSL Swan (made for 4x4" HUS hoop) from the 3D Lace Swan & Specialty Lace collection by Sue Box.
Hugs, Lidia

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by decojo 20 Apr 2015

Lidia, this is probably my favorite doily. I really enjoy how you put them together. It is beautifully done! Thanks for showing how you do it. It makes me want to give it a try. Joyce

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lidiad by lidiad 20 Apr 2015

Thank you, Joyce. I have uploaded the picture of my software layout because Chris wanted to know how and what I have done it, and I'm happy that it has encouraged other Cuties to try as well.
Hugs, Lidia

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by designgirl 19 Apr 2015

Simply gorgeous.

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lidiad by lidiad 20 Apr 2015

Thank you.
Hugs, Lidia

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by bowlds 19 Apr 2015

That's beautiful!

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lidiad by lidiad 20 Apr 2015

Thank you!
Hugs, Lidia

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by noah 19 Apr 2015

love it you do such lovely work hugs Carolyn

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lidiad by lidiad 19 Apr 2015

Thank you, Carolyn.
Hugs, Lidia

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by kezza2sew 19 Apr 2015

your creations are one of a kind. very lovely indeed. Have you thought of sending a photo to Sue Box to show her what is being accomplished with her wonderful designs...I may give her ideas to make some new doyleys...

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lidiad by lidiad edited 21 Apr 2015

Thanks for your comment, Kerry. Yes, I have sent my photos to them. I agree with you that Sue's designs are wonderful. Hugs, Lidia

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by robertahilde 19 Apr 2015

Beautiful work, one of the best!

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lidiad by lidiad 19 Apr 2015

Thank you, Roberta!
Hugs, Lidia

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by sdrise 18 Apr 2015

So different!! Nice work!

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lidiad by lidiad 18 Apr 2015

Thank you, Suzanne!
Hugs, Lidia

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by jeune 18 Apr 2015

Brilliant! I would have never thought of doing this! Besides being smart, you have opened a whole new world to us! They are lovely! Hugs, Joyce

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lidiad by lidiad 18 Apr 2015

Thank you, Joyce, you are too kind.
I'm happy to have inspired you and hope to see your next projects.
Hugs, Lidia

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by toogie 18 Apr 2015

This overlap would kill my machine but I was wondering....do you ever mess up? These look perfect and you do so well putting them together!

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lidiad by lidiad 18 Apr 2015

Hi Toogie,
You can stitch this doily out in pieces and hand-stitch or machine-stitch them together, as shown in photo #3, without any problems.
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I have been able to stitch this FSL doily out in one hooping because I have a large hoop and software that puts designs how I want, to fit my hoop, exactly, so there is no mess when my machine stitches the doily out.

Yes, I do mess up sometimes and it happens when I want to create a doily with a design that hasn't been designed to be stitched out as an applique and it happened recently. Examining the stitch-out, I understood what the problem was, stitched the same doily out again, and I'm very happy with the end result.
Hugs, Lidia

toogie by toogie 19 Apr 2015

They do say perseverance pays off.

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by awesome1 18 Apr 2015

Oh goodness! That is beautiful..looks very expensive. You've done a very professional job.

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lidiad by lidiad 18 Apr 2015

Thank you for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by loriziegler 17 Apr 2015

Wow they are very nice!

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lidiad by lidiad 18 Apr 2015

Thank you, Lori.
Hugs, Lidia

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by highlandermom 17 Apr 2015

Gorgeous

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lidiad by lidiad 18 Apr 2015

Thank you, Mary.
Hugs, Lidia

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by lbrow 17 Apr 2015

A fabulous work of art. You are so talented and I love your work/Lillian

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Lillian.
Hugs, Lidia

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by shirley124 17 Apr 2015

You are so clever. Love it. Thanks for the layout picture. Hugs Shirley

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Shirley.
Hugs, Lidia

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by shirlener88 17 Apr 2015

That is very creative - great work.

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Shirlene :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by sandralochran 17 Apr 2015

Stunning

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Sandra.
Hugs, Lidia

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by sewqueenz 17 Apr 2015

This doily is beautiful. I love it and it is very different. Do you sell the design?

Thank you,
Pam

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thanks for your comment, Pam. The design isn't mine to sell but you can purchase it from suebox.com.
Hugs, Lidia

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by carlynholmes 17 Apr 2015

This is beautiful and you are very creative...thanks for sharing

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lidiad by lidiad edited 18 Apr 2015

Thank you, Carlyn, and welcome to Cute Embroidery.
Hugs, Lidia

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by Shyamala 17 Apr 2015

Lidia, this is really creative.. and very pretty...you have inspired me a lot. I have stitched 5 of the heart design but I dont know how to put them together. The centre looks very empty when put together. I am
thinking of sewing by hand to attach all the five pieces, will that be ok...?
Thanks for showing your doilies.. Hugs... Shyam.

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Shyam.
I haven't stitched the five heart designs individually, my software has created the doily with the five heart designs and I have stitched it in one hooping. I think that you can stitch them together and to help you and some other Cuties, I'll upload a picture of the layout made by my software in my heart doily post. Hugs, Lidia

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by connerj 17 Apr 2015

Very nicely done. :)

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you :)
Hugs, Lidia

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by gitteh 17 Apr 2015

Don't know which I like the most - they are both so beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and fantastic lace

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by pldc 17 Apr 2015

Lidia this is just beautiful & your flowers match perfectly as well! A beautiful choice all around!~hugs~

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Loralye!
Hugs, Lidia

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by basketkase 17 Apr 2015

Wow, now this is true creativity....just beautiful........

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Vicki.
Hugs, Lidia

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by sonjapotgieter 17 Apr 2015

Wow!!!Awesome..So Beautiful!!!

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Sonja!
Hugs, Lidia

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by baydreamer 17 Apr 2015

wow, creative thinking! Great results

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you!
Hugs, Lidia

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by cfidl 17 Apr 2015

Wowser! Doe the overlap make any difference when placing a vase on top?

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

The overlap doesn't make any difference when placing a vase on top, Christine. Thanks for your comment.
Hugs, Lidia

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by sllakin 17 Apr 2015

This is beautiful, Lidia! Also a "huge THANK YOU!!!!!!" For posting the great picture of the layout in your software program. It hope you know how helpful that photo is to me/us who want to create some of these great doilies you are making!. Wish there was a pic like this on the first doily you did as I can not seem to get imy layout correct for that one.
I really appreciate your taking the time to share your lovely creations with us and inspiring us!

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Sharon. I have posted the layout because Chris (pennifold) asked how I have done it. Nobody else has asked me that before. Please tell me which doily are you referring to and I will do the same.
Hugs, Lidia

sllakin by sllakin 17 Apr 2015

I am speaking about the first one you made from the free heart design. I think I can figure out the other one you made - I just saw it after I posted on this lovely project. This is so kind of you to offer to do this and I am sure it will help others also! thank you very much!

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by laffma1 17 Apr 2015

Fantastic! You encourage us to look at designs in new ways.

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Laffma. Many FSL designs in this collection (3D Lace Swan & Specialty Lace) are useable to create beautiful doilies as well, I have tried a few layouts and am thrilled to have those designs,
Hugs, Lidia

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by stella1 17 Apr 2015

Very nice and so beautiful love the way you doing this stunning

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Stella.
Hugs, Lidia

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by lilylady 17 Apr 2015

this is stunning! love your work.

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Sandy!
Hugs, Lidia

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by pennifold 17 Apr 2015

It looks wonderful Lidia. How and what did you do for the centre? Do you digitise? Love Chris

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Chris. I didn't digitise anything, if you look at the bottom end of the design of photo #2, you see the part that has created the centre. I'm going to upload a third photo that shows the five pieces in different colours, showing how my software has done it.
Hugs, Lidia

pennifold by pennifold 17 Apr 2015

Oh, I see, thank you. I can do this in my editing tab too. It's turned out beautiful. Love Chris

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by marfa 17 Apr 2015

delightful!

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Marfa!
Hugs, Lidia

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by mariagiannina 17 Apr 2015

Love the doily Lidia!

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Maria Giannina!
Hugs, Lidia

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by tfk 17 Apr 2015

Beautiful!!! You are doing such great doilies Lidia :) I love them!

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lidiad by lidiad 17 Apr 2015

Thank you, Fatima!
Hugs, Lidia

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