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.

13 comments:

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

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  2. Aw, how cute!

    Congrats to the winners... happy tatting!

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

    Congrats to the winners!!

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  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.

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  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)

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  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.

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

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

    Fox : )

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  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.

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

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

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


    Fox : )

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