Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fairly Tatted

I've shown these ornaments on the blog before. The first one -- with the second place ribbon -- is being donated to the "Festival of Trees" tree being decorated by the Bonneville Tatters. The pattern is my own and I quite like it (but never did like the color). The comment card said it needed more sparkle. I think they liked all the beads on the other set -- because those got a first place ribbon. These are the ornaments I made from an adaptation of Iris Niebach's "Cornelia" from Tatted Doilies.

The dragon, from a pattern by Anne Bruvold, has also appeared on the blog before -- I made it as a gift for my sister and she made me a loan of it for entering in the fair. The butterfly is new, but is the same pattern I made up for the InTatters butterfly exchange (oops -- with the addition of a couple of extra rings on the top of the wings). The comment cards for both of these mentioned the wonderful use of color -- I have to say thanks to my sister, because they were both made of threads she dyed for me (the dragon a size 10 and the butterfly a size 30). One of the comment cards for the butterfly also expressed delight with the beads. I think some judge out there was as much a crow as I am -- gimmie the shiny stuff!

9 comments:

Miranda said...

You are such a talented designer! The butterfly is so complex and beautiful!

TattingChic said...

"needs more sparkle"...oh, these tatting "judges" crack me up. Yes, I'm using quotation marks for emphasis. I have not met a tatting "judge" at a fair YET who knows the first thing about tatting. I think your own design of an ornament was very much BLUE RIBBON WORTHY! Your sparkly ones are gorgeous and very deserving of their award, but a sparkle does not a skilled piece of tatting make. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE sparkle...I just have my reasons for this little rant which I may or may not share on my blog, LOL!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Congratulations on all your ribbons!

victats@gmail.com said...

Congratulations on your beautiful work. Everyone likes a little bling so I'm sure you're right about the judge.

Carol Lawecki said...

Wow, Everything is beautiful!! You deserved all the ribbons. Congratulations!!

Tatskool said...

Congratulations Marty, VERY well deserved success.

Isdihara said...

I must agree with all the previous commenters, your tatting is simply stunning (with or without the beads) and very worthy of blue ribbons, one and all!

(Gotta add my two cents to TattingChic's comments.) More than once I've wanted to be a fair judge, precisely because they never know a thing about tatting. Alas, I've never yet neen "picked." One day...

Thanks for sharing your lovely laces. Especially the dragon! It is the first one to whisper "give me a try" in my ear. Can't wait to try it!

Again, congratulations on your winning entries!

mamatejedora said...

Hi Marty:
Congratulations on the fabulous prizes you have received for their work.
Greetings
Irma

Bonnie said...

Give me the shiny stuff too :-) ... beautiful work, Marty, congratulations on your ribbons.