Saturday, March 27, 2010

Finished...finally!

Here it is!  I had hoped to have this done to unveil for this past Tatting Tea Tuesday.  Alas, it wasn't meant to be.  Then I said I'd wait until this coming week to show it, but I have no patience for that kind of stuff.  So, here she is.  Meet Kirsten:

This is one of Adelheid Dangela's beautiful butterflies.  Kirsten measures 7-3/4 inches tall and 8-1/2 inches wide.  I used size 80 threads in DMC black and yellow, a vintage J&P Coats in red for the three-ring clovers and Tatskool's 'Flame Lantana' for the four-ring clovers.  And about 462 ends to hide(not really, but it felt like it!), the reason it took so long to get it done.

If the colors look a bit odd, it's because the window is to the left and it's a bright sunshiney day here is SE Michigan.  Well, it was when I took the picture fifteen minutes ago. Come on, Spring!  Get here already, will you?

Oh, one more thing. For all the effort that went into this, I'm counting it as Motif 14 for my VERY overdue 2009 Challenge.

25 comments:

  1. Such a lot of work, and so beautiful, love the colours. Thanks for sharing

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  2. That is one gorgeous butterfly, Steph! I'm glad you stuck with it so that we could all see the finished product!

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  3. Oh my what a beauty and the colours are really stunning! What a wonderful butterfly, I can see why it took a while.

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  4. WOW! That is stunning! For all the effort that went into that, I think each wing could count as a motif.

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  5. Oh wow, gorgeous! Talk about about persistence. I don't think I can handle the 462 ends to hide.

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  6. Where DID you hide all those ends?!!! 2 per project is my upper limit...

    The butterfly is STUNNING! It's a wonderful pattern and the colors you chose compliment it perfectly.

    That's probably more tatting than will be in my completed (when it IS completed) 25 motif challenge!

    :) Ann

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  7. Thanks ladies!

    Ann, I actually threaded the ends back in using a sewing needle. My fingertips are not happy with me at the moment. ;D

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  8. BEEEUUUTIIFULLLL!!!!
    I can imagine the effort you've put in it.
    It has turned out so gorgeous and so summerry.
    Lovely colors.WOW

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  9. absolutely cool butterfly! look at all those colors! fantastic effort.

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  10. A work of art for sure! Very lovely.

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  11. Steph, You've put a lot of thought and consideration into color placement and it shows. The tatting is perfect and the butterfly is beautiful! What are you going to do with it? I hope frame it and put it somewhere that you (and guests) can see it all the time!

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  12. Hi Gina! Yes, I'm going to frame her. It's just a matter of finding the right one. I was just wondering how it would look in a floating frame, but I have a feeling I'll end up getting a custom one made.

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  13. That's a beautiful butterfly! The colors work so well together. I can't wait to see it once it's framed!

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  14. STUNNING Butterfly!! Your color choice is awesome and I love how the color blend . Beautiful Job!!

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  15. Wow, that is one very big butterfly! It looks very Autumny! That looks like you put a lot of work into it and it is something to be proud of! I'm glad you didn't wait but showed it when you were done! Besides the weekend is when most tatters are out in blogland anyway! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  16. WOW Steph, I am absolutely STUNNED, I have looked thro' that book so many times and nothing has appealed to me. Now I will look at it in a different light.
    Your butterfly is wonderful and such a compliment to my thread. Thank you so much.
    I know it's size 80 so what does it measure?

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  17. Thanks a million times, Tatskool! I've been thinking about doing this butterfly for some time now, but couldn't decide on the color scheme until I saw 'Flame Lantana'. That's when it all fell into place! She measures 7-3/4(19.7 cm) inches tall and 8-1/2(21.6) inches wide.

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  18. wow...very beautiful...nice colors!

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  19. Oh Steph, that is gorgeous!!! Now I want make one..! Great job! and Happy Tat day!!

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  20. Magnificent tatting!
    Fox : )

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  21. Beautiful butterfly. The colors just pop.
    Elizabeth

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  22. Very beautiful butterfly, I followed the link from the latest butterfly and I am here to see yours, wow it's stunning, a lot of work but oh boy really worth it.
    Margaret

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