Friday, February 27, 2009

Design Challenge 3

Late in January Sharon Briggs posted a new design challenge -- to make something based on a rose center. I've never made any of these rose motifs before. They always looked like a lot of bother. It surprised me to find they're not all that difficult or fiddly!
It took me this long to think up something. I'm not certain this is recognizable as a shamrock, because when my dad saw it on my lap desk he said he liked the "little green thing." Okay, it is a green thing and it measures 2.25 inches (5.5 cm) across which isn't very big. It's made with DMC Cébélia size 30 thread.
This is the first time I ever tried pearl tatting, too. I'm not certain I have it right, but if not, it was ...um... intentional, yes, that's it.

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Utterly delightful, and I've already added it to the design challeng blog.

Jane Eborall said...

What a lovely idea - turning a rose into a shamrock. Now to turn water into wine? I could do with THAT too!!!

Needledreams said...

It looks so beautiful!!!! I really love it.

Linda S Davies said...

Oh Marty, I love this variation on the rose theme!

NormaH said...

Marty, I like your "rose" shamrock!!!!

Linda said...

Marty, too cute. What a great idea. Shamrocks and roses, lovely. Hugs, Linda

TAT19540 said...

It looks like a shamrock to me! I haven't tried pearl tatting but now I think I will. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie said...

nice, marty. that's an innovation.

TattingChic said...

Very cool, Marty! Love the Shamrock with the rosette. :)

Barbara Gordon said...

Very clever and I like the looks of it to.