I'm finally not distracted by doilies, teapots, and whatnot to catch up a bit on the 25 Motif Challenge. Both are critters from Dianna Stevens' fantastic bookmark book Animal Bookmarks, A Tatted Zoo. First is a nice toothy 'gator made especially for a little boy I know. He specifically asked for a gator, so I had to oblige him.
I used Yarnplayer's 'Rain Forest for the dark green gator parts and LadyShuttleMaker's 'Rockies' for the gator's 'scales', size 80, of course.
Next is Number Six, a lion. My scanner does not like some colors, so this is not a true representation of what he looks like. He has a yellow bead in each eye, his mane is 'Golden Glow' HDT and his face is 'Coffee and Cream' HDT. Size 80, what else? He will also be leaving my possession pretty quickly. His new home is with a little girl who is a voracious reader. She chose his colors and I must say she has fine taste!
This week has been a good week. Thanks to all of you who wished me well. It worked! I've had a couple very large debts hanging over my head for longer than I care to say, but as of Thursday they are no more. Whew! I feel a thousand pounds lighter. No matter what happens to GM in the next few weeks, it won't hurt as much now. Not that I want them to go under, not by any means, but if I get laid off it won't be such a bitter pill to swallow.
I also bought a new dinette today. It was on sale for 50% off, can't beat that! A nice honey maple dropleaf with two chairs for $300. Can't wait to get it delivered( delivery was free, too!). There's a really cute doily that would look right at home in the center of it... :)