Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winners and a Winsome Dragon

Congratulations Jane and Karen!  
Please email me ASAP with your snail mail address,
so I can put your prize in the post. 

...and dragons...

28-100 # Motif Challenge
One of AnneB's Dragon Designs

I found this an incredibly frustrating pattern to tat, because of the directional changes throughout.  Therefore, there are mistakes everywhere in the front/back stitching. 

I realize I really do not enjoy patterns that represent things like animals or angels - tatting that requires parts to make up the whole. For me, they are fiddly rather than challenging, and I get tense and grumpy tatting them.  Not a pretty sight.  Poor Gian...

Floral, leaf, heart or mandala-like motifs make me easier to live with.

Gian does not care.


  1. : ) My daughter gave up on the second wing and has decided that her dragon is a "side view".
    Gian is so handsome.

  2. Aw, how cute!

    Congrats to the winners... happy tatting!

  3. The Cat With the Dragon Tattoo??? Handsome boy!

    Congrats to the winners!!

  4. Patterns like these are challenging, and agree very frustrating. Sorry to have missed your giveaway, should look at the blogs more offen and be more attentive! Congratulations to the winners.

  5. Thank you, thank you. I've been wanting to try this thread and didn't want the vintage patern book as I have some and seldom use them. Great gift, Generous Fox. Delighted Karen in OR (sending address in private email)

  6. Thank you, Fox! I'm from Oregon too but I swear Karen and I weren't in cahoots to rig the outcome. ;)

    I'm so excited to be able to try some Finca. If it doesn't work for me for tatting, I'll crochet with it.

    I'll send you my address privately.

  7. I am convinced. it is surely a conspiracy... : ))

    How strange is this? Congrats, you two Oregonians(?)!!!

    Fox : )

  8. You may not like them, but you did it. I find I don't that them much either, but for different reasons. I think that they are, more often than not, not a particularly good representation and I'm finicky about that sort of thing. I do like this dragon though, and someday I may give it a try.

  9. I love your red dragon Fox, it looks excellent! Especially on that luxurious furry background...

  10. Thanks, Everyone! Now for the pink one...

    Gian says he is very happy to receive the acknowledgement of his adoring public... : 0

    Fox : )