Friday, April 6, 2012

nuntium undeseptuagesimum (69th post) coccinella

My sweet sister asked me if I could make a ladybug.  I tried to explain that creating a pattern is not my thing.  But I thought about it for a while.  I saw Jon Yusoff's lovely pattern for a daisy and thought a little about the colors and a little addition and came up with this.  What do you think?
motif #18

And Diane, the Lace Lovin' Librarian sent me the loveliest Oliver Twist thread.  Each sample is just the right size for this Mary Konior cross.
motif #19

I got one of Lady Shuttlemaker's Quad pens and it's fantastic!  I decided to get some of her gorgeous HDT too and made this MK cross.  The photography does NOT do this lovely thread justice- my apologies!


  1. Happy Easter Michelle, very pretty ladybug, I think it is cute. and good for you to design it.
    your crosses are well done and the threads look nice.

  2. Happy Easter, hai fatto dei lavori meravigliosi!

  3. Hallo Michelle,

    der Marienkäfer und die Kreuze sehen sehr schön aus.
    (Der Marienkäfer ist Dir gut gelungen)

    Ich wünsche Dir frohe Ostern

  4. Your ladybug is adorable, and she's red, not orange... my kind of ladybug! Great job!

    Your crosses look beautiful! How did you like tatting with those threads? I love them!

    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  5. The ladybug turned out sweet! Good job!
    The crosses turned out very nice, too. Amazing that you received just the right amount of thread for them.
    I've been debating about getting a quad pen from LadyShuttleMaker but I haven't broke down and done it - yet:-)

  6. Those crosses look amazing. I am lusting for the thread!
    Fox ; )

  7. Love the ladybug! Very clever and cute!
    And I also love the crosses. They make lovely bookmarks!
    Felicem Pascham!

  8. It was very clever of you to use the daisy pattern and turn it into a ladybug. I like it very much.

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE the ladybug!! Do you know that I actually meant to comment on this post the day you posted it, but I guess I somehow forgot to push "publish". Go figure!
    ;o) thank you!!

  10. I somehow missed this post - your ladybird is very clever! See, you can design too!


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