10 February 2010

Would you like to meet Delilah?

I've been working on a dove pattern for my little sister for the past few weeks.  I've got about 9 of the wretched things lying around the house in the 'that's NOT any good' stage (note to self - find and bin them TODAY).


She made the Pam Palmer one which I think is lovely but dear Sally wanted one without any 'stops and starts'.  She knows that I try to avoid 'cuts and ties' at any price so she left the 'hint' in the aged brain that she really, really would like another dove pattern to work in 'one hit'.  


So, out came brain cell number 3 who (I must add) must've been in a winter's hibernation mode!!!!  Thus the many, many tryouts.  I tried to use Picasso's dove sketch (which I love) as my source 'inspiration' but it wasn't right for this project.

Finally I 'got there' (thanks Jennifer, Bev and Sally for your suggestions) and you can see it at the bottom of this post.

Why have I called her Delilah?  You'll have to read this to find out!!!

19 comments:

  1. Excellent! Well done, Jane!

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  2. She's gorgeous - you're on a roll, with the birds, aren't you? A kookaburra would be fun, all those colours in his wings...... and a lovely fat quacking duck for my granddaughter who loves them!

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  3. ooo - pretty! I know your sister is pleased too.

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  4. Delilah looks great Jane! Good luck with the design!!

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  5. Love the Dove. I've almost forgot what a bird looks like. It is so cold and snowy in Iowa that all of the birds have gone futher south.

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  6. Jane Im absolutely thrilled with it, Delilah would be too!

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  7. I love this one. (Loved the robin & bluebird too)

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  8. You really did yourself proud, Jane. The Dove it just beautiful in flight. Are we to see more birds in the near future? Looking forward to more of them.

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  9. Oh! That's a really lovely dove! Like the sparkling of the bugles on her feathers.

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  10. Love the Dove and all of the other birds that you have tatted!!!!

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  11. Spectacular! No other word for it! Well, actually, I can add 'gorgeous' and 'heavenly'!

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  12. Love Delilah!! She is sweet and adorable.

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  13. I could see this as a TIAS! LOL No one would have guessed until the end.(Can you tell I'm suffering from TIAS withdrawals?) Your dove is very loverly. I like your olive twig in the beak.

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  14. Hello, Delilah! (To the one that's just designed by Jane.)

    Now I think Sally will be happy. I love tatting that has only 1 start and stops just right at the end! And Jane, can you please be my sister? ;D

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  15. Oh Jane, she's a beautiful dove!!

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  16. it's brilliant as usual.

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  17. I like the way you used the beads on the wings.

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  18. Only 1 word I can come up with.......

    LOVELY

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