I think Easter inspired me to just start making pretty things. I've always been more prone to knitting and crocheting garments and accessories, but as spring finally makes itself known, the need for lots of scarves and hats has decreased, and I'm brainstorming new ideas. Crochet doilies are perfect because they work up quickly, and in this warmer weather, the cotton crochet thread doesn't make my hands sweat like wool would. Plus they're just darn pretty. I made five of them this weekend and I want to find a pattern for a bigger doily that I could use as a table centerpiece or under a vase. Ooh, or maybe to use as placemats! Anyone have a good pattern in mind that you've used before?