Yes, this one is a SHE, and she is for The Boss. Perhaps that is why I have had to cut off the head about five times and the wings are giving me grief as well.
In my enormous beadery, I can find not one appropriate colour for this tempermental dragon's wing.
Much like The Boss, herself, this wee beastie has a mind of her own and is determined to get her own way, at all costs!
- Try this pretty pink one, I say.
- No she bellows, I want green!
- But green is really not going to do the trick, I say.
- I don't care! Try the orange sparkle, NOW!
- I am sorry, but I just cannot do orange sparkle; how about lilac?
- Lilac is for sissies, she hisses. Tat my ear. PICK UP YOUR SHUTTLE!
And so it goes. This is a most difficult dragon.
Funny, how life imitates art. I am finding that as I tat the dragons, one for each child, I think of whom I am tatting it for throughout the process, and some magical transfer must happen, because the blue one IS like Liam, and it felt like his personality as I tatted him up. Grahamy, his brother, an entirely different personality, showed up quite obviously in the finished Green dragon that I just posted.
Just as tatting Grahamy the Green felt different than tatting Liam the Blue, choosing the colour of the beads produced an entirely different emotional response. I feel as if I am tatting the different personalities into these dragons that depends on the little soul that I am thinking about!
The Boss, as you might well have guessed by now, is a feisty little miss. She and I lock horns more than I do with any of the others. Perhaps it is because she is most like me in personality - headstrong and determined. Curious. Marches to her own drummer.
That is why, I suppose this dragon breathes fire before I have even tatted her head! I hope she does not breath fire on my hook!
This is the lovely package that the Postman delivered yesterday!
Lucky me! I am going to enjoy all of this lovely gift.
Cannot wait to try the Milford #40 thread.
It feels wonderful!Anon,