Friday, 1 May 2009
From cuckoos to cockatiels
It's May Day! When in England we hear the sound of a cuckoo, it means that Spring is on its way, or some may even say Summer. The only cuckoo I've heard this year, so far, is the one that pops his head out of the "cuckoo clock" and is banned to the garage because of the noise! A few years ago we kept a cockatiel and his name was Popeye because he ate spinach. Sadly Popeye is no longer with us, but before he passed away I created a replica of him in tatting, this was the result. It was adapted from a multicoloured parrot pattern published in the ROT book "Tatting 2000" amazingly written by a lady named Mary Parrott.
(I forgot to say that whenever we went on holiday Popeye used to stay with a lady called Olive - "Olive Oil"!!)