I must be really special, well to some anyway. My partners mother is possibly coming to Australia to live and I cannot contain my excitement. Anyway in preparing her papers and whatever my partner needed her to send over some information (passports and stuff) so he could fill out the application forms. Anyway I hadn't asked for anything, except for some white thread for Igne oyasi because I'd run out. Anyway so he opens the envelope and starts smiling and I had no idea why he was smiling and he said: Shes sent something for you, I said yes I know I needed white thread remember? He smiled and said well this isn't white thread, its my grandmothers doily. I nearly died. His mother had sent me a doily that her mother had made for her for her trousseau! So this thing is over 70 years old or so. Its made with very fine cotton, not nylon thread and it has a crochet centre. I often crochet my centres aswel, especially if doing a group of motifs because theres no guarantee that all the loops will be the same size. Anyway I love it and I'm thinking of framing it, because I can see already some threads starting to get worn out.