The giveaway of mention is being offered by fellow Etsian Irish Rose Creations, and you can see all the details on her BLOG. Short story is she'll be giving away THREE amazing "Ring of Roses" doilies (like the one above) to one lucky reader on March 8th. (Full disclosure: I'm blogging about it here to get a few extra chances to win!)
If you have a moment, be sure to browse her shop - I've highlighted a few of my favorites below. Her work really is amazing. And she must be a much faster crocheter than I am ... no way I could offer a doily of that intricacy for less than $30 ... unless I only wanted to make 50-cents an hour! Then again, I've only been crocheting for 18 months (give or take) and she's been doing it for 25 years. I'll get there, eventually. :-)
This one is just so charming! And maybe it's because I'm in Michigan and getting ready for the spring flowers, but somehow this afghan is so hopeful - looking forward to new blooms! I also really like the "quilty" quality of the block placement. It really does look like a pieced quilt top, except it was pieced out of granny squares.