Thursday, July 14, 2011

Zinfandel Obedience

Finally!  Once I got one wing tamed, the other one fell right into place!  A little obedience training goes a long way :)
Introducing my first dragon, Zinfandel.:

He is the 22nd motif of my 2nd 25-Motif Challenge, in size 20 Lizbeth Vineyard Harvest. (Or she?  No, must be a he with all the obedience training he needed.)  In any case, I missed Wine Wednesday, so "Thankfully Thursday" rolled in :)

It seems as though once I accomplish a pattern, it all becomes so clear.  All I need to do is pay very close attention to the pattern, and do exactly as it says.  (Duh.)  Somehow I always end up trying to turn, reverse work, switch shuttles, etc. when I don't really have to. (Who is it that needs the obedience training?)

Finishing this dragon feels like an accomplishment - and gives me more confidence to keep trying new patterns.  But the perfectionist in me wants to make another dragon so I can do it right the first time!


  1. He is GLORIOUS!!! Looks fantastic!

  2. He's great! I haven't tried that pattern yet, was it hard?

  3. I'm glad you tamed him... he's fabulous! I know what you mean about a pattern seeming so clear once it's finished. I have an awful lot of "Duh!" moments. It all seems so simple after the fact.

    What color will your next one be? ; )

  4. He certainly looks absolutely PERFECT to me!

    What a lovely fellow, tatted beautifully in gorgeous thread. Nice work! I have yet to tackle this pattern!

    make me want to tat it right now!
    Fox : )

  5. Congratulations! He looks fabulous! Dragon taming is addictive, they just look soooo cool:)

  6. Wonderful!

    Once I tatted this dragon, it seemed easy. But months later, when I tatted it again, I had to carefully pay attention again...after making a few boo-boo's and retrotatting or "redesigning". It's just one of those that you really have to pay attention to.

  7. handsome is as handsome does, and he is very handsome

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  9. Oh! I had missed the birth of this beauty! Way to go - he is handsome indeed!

    I did this pattern a long time ago, I should revisit it now with more experience, you know?


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