This doily was crocheted by my mother's mother's mother, Olive Fortune. I thought I was a good crocheter, but my great-grandmother's work is much better than mine.
The doily had gotten stained and crumpled, so I washed it and laid it flat to dry. I don't have blocking pins or a blocking board (and I don't want to pin it to my bed, because I don't want to puncture the dust cover on my mattress), but finger-stretching it while wet has gotten it fairly flat.
Mom gave this to me. I need to find somewhere to display it. (All my flat surfaces are covered by many layers of junk that I haven't put away.)