I finally decided to try a doily pattern. The one I chose was doily number 7274 from the Free Vintage Crochet site. This was done in size 10 thread with a 2.0 mm hook. It looks a little wonky so I may try blocking tomorrow. It took about 4 days to complete, not working more that a couple hours at a time.
I enjoyed making this and have already picked out my next doily pattern and thread. This one has pineapples which will be another first. Hope to have an update with a pic on that one soon.