I got some of my Christmas presents finished, and here is a sneak peak. but a peak is all you get 'cuz some of the recipients read this blog on occasion
but, since I only took 9 wound bobbins, and not whole balls of thread, I ran out.
Oh the horror!!
so I had to go hunting for thread. I found almost nothing, amazing but true.
I did find a few balls of white and ecru DMC Cebelia at a Hancocks Fabric store so picked up a ball of size 30 in white. Then stopped at a Micheal's store and found a few colors of DMC perle cotton, so picked up a ball of white and a ball of red in size 8.
and these are the result of that excursion
|Jon's Merriment Doily done in perle cotton|
|Anne Bruvold Minor Norwegian Dragon threads are Manuela gold size 20 and Cebelia white size 30|
I also decided that I wanted the wings to look a certain way, white gossamer membranes between gold "bones". The pattern calls for split rings, well, I didn't want half and half split rings, so I needed to use a SSSR and had to stack my shuttles to tat the first half of the SSSR so I could carry the white in the core.
I am rather proud of how it turned out. I was able to see a vision of what I wanted and was able to make it work.
now of course, he/she needs a name and a classification, it is not a Midnight Dragon, or a Midday Dragon, or a Snow, or a Water, or a Berry or a Green Leaf. Does anyone recognize this species?
one name that has been proposed is Humphrey, does this look like a Humphrey?
All suggestions will be seriously considered.
Good night all, happy tatting tomorrow