Well, I finished the Alchemy project and it was a great experience. The buyer was an absolute doll and the project was fun to complete. The pattern is for a filet crochet motto doily and was from a 1918 magazine and was not quite written like we are used to seeing. For instance, a dc is really a sc and a tr is a dc and so on. It does not include, “skip 5 dc”, it just gives the directions for the stitches used to complete the row.
Once I figured that out, it went pretty fast. It was really a fun project. Who knows, I may even translate it in to modern crochet terms!