Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Challenge No. 16

Wondering what happened to the little butterflies from a few posts before?  They got made into this Easter Egg Ornament.  I used those three and a bunch of smaller butterflies (some of which are adapted from Jane Eborall's great butterfly pattern).  I pinned them to the satin egg with little gold applique pins stuck through powder blue seed beads.  I'm counting this one as number 16 for the 25 Motif Challenge.  It's destined for a long trip half-way around the world as a gift for a good friend.

It's making a stop at the County Fair before being shipped away, though.  It's got a first place blue ribbon, a high blue (considered for Sweepstakes) and a Judge's Choice ribbon.  A big ribbon...greedy me, I like big ribbons.


9 comments:

God's Kid said...

Such a wonderful gift! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

They must know you at the Fair by now, and look forward to all your entries! You're keeping the judges and visitors aware of new and modern uses of tatted lace!

These are wonderful pastel colors and pretty butterflies on the white eggs!

I love the satin eggs (and balls) and was able to get some unusual large eggs back in 1991 at a local (not a chain) craft store. I was delighted to discover I could use pins and beads to hold my tatting on. Then the store stopped carrying the eggs!

Fortunately, with the internet now, it's possible to get these satin eggs and balls in all colors!

Karrieann said...

Congrats on all those beautiful ribbons! You deserved them all!

Anika said...

Those are soooo pretty! I'd never even think to do that, adapt little motifs and whatnot to do a collage of sorts.

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow they are beautiful and well worth the awards
well done
Margaret

Suztats said...

Wonderful! A gift to treasure, and nice ribbons.

yarnplayer said...

Congratulations on all your well deserved blue ribbons. These eggs are absolutely exquisite!

Isdihara said...

Bee-Yoo-ti-ful butterfly ornaments!

I must confess to being a bit jealous over your big ribbons. They are so...well, BIG.

Gina said...

Congratulations on a job well done!