Wednesday, October 14, 2009

If You Go Down in the Woods Today...



You're sure of a big surprise --- but not because of picnicking teddy bears!  OH NO, the woods I wandered today had tatted motifs CLINGING to the trees like monarchs in the woods of Mexico!!  There were THOUSANDS of them in a STUNNING array of colors, shapes and sizes!!!    

OR... it COULD be that I was actually just traipsing through my soggy backyard where there are a COUPLE of trees... and quite possibly this was the ONLY motif hugging either of them and then ONLY for the space of a shutter's blink... a girl can dream though... and if you're gonna dream, you might as well make it a DOOZY!

For this motif I used Cebelia #10.  It is the "Pink Coaster" pattern from Big Book of Tatting by Darlene Polachic.  An ant kindly climbed aboard for size comparison purposes... I "thanked" him later...

SURE it looks like a quiet, demure, unassuming motif NOW, but I hope in the coming days to release its inner wild child!  Wish me luck...

8 comments:

Gina said...

LOL! Good lead in! The motif is perfect too.

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Gina!
:) Ann

❦TattingChic said...

Very, very cute post! Your tatting is lovely and the thought of a forest of trees with tatting on them is even lovelier!

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Tatting Chic! I would LOVE to spend time in that forrest! Perhaps instead of vines, the trees could be DRAPED in beautiful edgings... it would be fun to see Tarzan swinging on those!
:) Ann

Fox said...

Hi Ann,
Your stitches are looking pretty in pinkly perfect!! Well done!
Fox : )

Martha said...

You always find the perfect background to display your tatting -- and the image of little motifs pinned to all the trees is pretty cool. Hmm...it may be called "pink coaster," but that looks like a perfect little wreath to me. I'm curious -- about how long does it take to make a cute design like this?

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thank you Fox! Thank you Martha!

Martha - This is a very simple motif, just rings and chains, so it goes together pretty quickly... but I'm not sure HOW quickly! I really only get to tat in small bursts. This one I did entirely in the car or out waiting somewhere. Also, I'm not a fast tatter - if there was tatting on the playground, I would be the last one chosen for a team!

I'll get back to you though. I'm curious also so I will try to come up with a guesstimate.

:) Ann

Carol Lawecki said...

How cool would that be!! Funny post!! Great job on the motif too!!