And the name is..

Thank you to all who offered name suggestions for my bookmark. I had some great suggestions. I heard from a few people that there was some trouble leaving a comment. Thank you, Shannon, for emailing your suggestion when you had trouble.
I pondered quite a bit over the name, wrote them out to see how they looked, then pondered some more. I showed the bookmark to my daughter, who immediately thought of an award like a purple heart even though it wasn’t purple. Her idea kept percolating in my mind and the name I’ve finally decided on is “Heart’s Honor”. So I guess she’s the winner.

©Wanda Salmans 2011

I’m still working on the pattern for it, getting all the stitch counts and joins correct. I’m getting to do all kinds of things with the diagram that was talked about in the Design-Tat class. I know there are some things that could be done better but I’m leaving the drawing the way it is this time. After you get so far, going back and correcting can sometimes mean going back to, or almost to, the beginning. (I promise I’ll do better on the next pattern!) Between the written out pattern and the diagram I think it will be pretty clear. I don’t know that it will be ready to post next week but I’m hoping it will be ready by the following week.

A few months ago I introduced Ryan, a Flying Minor Norwegian Dragon. Since then we’ve been trying to find the perfect home for her, and she’s been very picky. She couldn’t make up her mind about colors or design or anything. But finally, finally, she found something she likes, and would now like to show off her new home. Her landlord is very happy with her as well (I hope they get along). She was also working on her flame, trying for just the right color. We both thought this copper looked perfect.

I had no tea today and I miss that. I was in such a hurry to get out and do some errands I didn’t take the time to make even one cup of tea for Tatting Tea Tuesday. And I didn’t even realize it until I got to work and it dawned on me it was Tuesday. So today I’ll take time to tat during breaks and dream of tea – okay, probably not dream of tea, but I plan on drinking tea tomorrow.

“Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves” Carol Lynn Pearson

6 thoughts on “And the name is..”

  1. Wanda, I am so impressed! The drawing looks amazing! I really do not know how you did it. i find that part so difficult. I am so proud of you!

    The dragon is PERFECT in her new home. Looks just wonderful.
    Fox : )

  2. Bravo on your exceptional diagram, Wanda. Knowing how long it can take makes your effort all the more impressive. You deserve high praise indeed!

    Ryan looks SUPER in his new setting and I agree that her copper flame is the most fetching. She is such an enchanting creature of air and fire.

  3. The name is perfect and I'm visualizing it as something to tat during the breast cancer awareness month especially.

    Love the dragon's new lair.

  4. Thanks, Fox. I have a long way to go yet to finish, but it's not quite as hard as it was.

    Great idea, Gina. I'll plan to make it in pink for breast cancer awareness.

    Thanks, Isdihara. It's amazing how much time goes into drawing this.
    I'm very happy with Ryan's new home. I almost wanted to keep it for myself.

    Thank you, Margaret. I'm glad you like the bookmark and the picture.

    Thank you Eliz, I'm pretty happy with the bookmark myself. And Ryan is very happy to finally have a home other than sharing one with the dust bunnies trying to live on my craft table.

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