Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tatted Parrot

I was going through my bookmarks of tatted sites and came across a link that I didn't think was there anymore. The site is from TatChat and there are still some patterns on that site that some you of may not have seen before. A mini heart by Liz, a heart by Betsy, a bracelet by Debbie, a butterfly by Lenore, three different tatted shuttle patterns and my favorite is the tatted Parrot by Mary Parrott. I tatted this a few times, once for a bookmark for a friend who loves birds, then I tatted it and sewed it on my daughters lunchbox when she was in 2nd grade. I think I still have the lunchbox somewhere. Katrina is 16 now, but I kept the lunchbox because I put tatting all over it. I also tatted the Parrot and framed it. I kept one for myself, which I made in 1998 and the other two framed Parrots's I donated to a bird club for an auction.

I found the lunchbox, I put on it my favorite butterfly by Mary McCarthy, parrot by Mary Parrott, a swan and chicken by Pam Palmer, a caterpillar and ladybug by Brenda Bonnila. On the other side I have a snake (who lost an eye) and turtle by Brenda Bonilla, a mermaid and seahorse by Jane Eborall. I think I will clean this lunchbox up and fix the snakes eye and put some of my tatting in it. I haven't thought about this lunchbox in so long, I guess I forgot about it.


LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I am a big time bird lover...this is definately one pattern I am putting on my "to tat" list!
Thank you for sharing.

singtatter said...

I tatted this parrot twice too. And I got one more from an exchange. Just love this pattern.

Jane Eborall said...

This has always been one of my favourite patterns. I first saw it in the Ring of Tatters Newsletter many years ago. Since the re-discovery of split rings I've made this several times.
LOVE the lunchbox - great idea.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Beautiful parrot! I never would have thought to put it on a lunch box... great idea!

Ais said...

What a pretty Parrot!! I'll bet your daughter really loved her lunch box!! :D

Thank you for visiting my blog Carol. I have posted another post on the pics that I found and the link to where to find them.