Again, I was hit by an urge to crochet a doily, and I found this free pattern on Ravelry. :D
"Apple for the Teacher Doily"
designed by Denise Augostine
This doily can be worked up in just a few hours, and I'm sure it would make a nice gift for teachers. This year, I'm my son's teacher so this doily is for myself. Ha!
I also recently found many beautiful doilies some skilled crocheters made on Flickr, and I was off to my local craft store right away to buy some thread in pretty colors. :) Now I'm on the hunt for beautiful variegated thread!
I feel the joy of crochet the most from using #10 thread and little hooks. How about you? :) More doilies to follow... I think. :D