I added extra rings to make this camel taller than the last. But it looks more substantial in the earlier Perle cotton than in Lizbeth size 20 here. See the camel in an earlier post for pattern details. I do prefer the first camel.
When we were kids, my sister and I played a lot in the garden. Catching butterflies, grasshoppers and dragonflies, climbing trees, playing hopscotch, bicycling round and round our car porch, collecting red saga seeds, played 5 stones, floating paper boats in the small drain when it rains, watching tadpoles in puddles etc.
We also picked ixora flowers and licked the nectar off the style. Seems strange, thinking of it now.
This mouse pattern is by Wanda Salmans and it was Margaret who suggested this when I asked for ideas on which animal to tat next.
The pink mouse is the original pattern by Wanda tatted in Lizbeth Size Shell pink medium Col. 627. I added two Josephine rings for the eyes and instead of a 8 point metal finding in the centre of the body, I tatted an 8-ring rosette.
In the light grey one, I added stitches to make the mouse larger in size. Tatted in Daruma Lace Size 30 threads.
Thank you Wanda for the pattern and Margaret for pointing it to me.
Jane Eborall's dolphin pattern is a quick but challenging tat. Yes, it involves a split chain tatted to a paper clip, then tat the top fin and join to the paper clip anchor. Even though it is a small dolphin it was a very satisfying tat. You must try it and tell me if you thought the tail part was ingenious. Jane, how do you come up with it? Love the subtle hump of the head too. You can avoid the second split chain by tatting the last chain joining the rings, then do the bottom fin.
Tatted four dolphins in different sized threads. From top: Lizbeth size 20, Altin Basak Size 50, Manuela Size 10 and Daruma Lace Size 30.
Taking a little break before I continue with more animals. This is tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 Col. 131 Vineyard Harvest. The pattern is from Jan Stawasz table runner 1 on page 67 of 'Tatting Theory and Patterns'. I will not tat the whole pattern but use this on one of my coasters.
Goose 2 looks a little strange. The beak should turn upwards but I started the beak on the lower picot and it ended up like this. I used a Japanese Daruma Lace thread in Size 30 but it is larger than the earlier one done in Milford Size 20.
This goose looks so real. A lovely pattern from Jane Eborall's pattern site. My tatting is not perfect as there seems to be mistakes. I did not print out the pattern and was reading it off my phone. That was not a good idea.
I am running out of animal patterns to tat for the patchwork blocks for the blankets. Has anyone got any suggestions? The boys love dinosaurs but I could not find a pattern that was simple and small.
Those were the claws of the fresh water prawn. We had some interesting answers. It just shows creativity. Thank you for all your comments. More information about the prawn here. We had some for our lunar new year dinner at home. It was farmed in Malaysia by a family friend. Mom usually cooked this in a curry when we were kids. A treat for the family whenever it was available.
This is steamed turmeric-flavoured glutinous rice served with curry chicken. It is normally cooked with white peppercorns in the rice but this one was missing peppercorns. It has been years since I ate this. It was lovely.
I remember this served whenever there was a one-month old baby celebration in Malaysia. It is not a common dish in Singapore.