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Easier done than said

Easier done than said, or a new competition for tatters.

Hello everyone! Of course, you know the expression “Easier said than done”. So I’ll tell you honestly, this is not about me! It’s easier for me to do than to come up with words to describe my work. I mean, it’s easier for me to do than say! LOL

Besides, I don’t speak English well enough. I have already asked my friends on social networks and subscribers for help several times. I need a nice name for my new doily. Help! And I just remembered the competition that I held for my followers. What wonderful names you came up with for my doily Honeycomb . I was impressed by your imagination. I promise I couldn’t have come up with a better name! I wrote about this competition and the winners on my blog.

I am sure you will be happy to take part in the new competition for the best name for this doily! After all, the winner will receive a doily pattern as a gift. And the first 20 participants will receive a discount on the purchase of this pattern in my store.

Easier done than said
Easier said than done

And I will definitely add a video lesson on my YouTube channel, as well as a video report on choosing the winner. So don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay updated!

So, the conditions of the competition:

  1. Subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already.
  2. Come up with a name for my new doily and write it in the comments to this post. ATTENTION! Only titles written on the blog, not on social networks, will participate in the competition!
  3. The winner will be announced on September 15th.

I wish you all good luck and look forward to your wonderful doily names!

90 thoughts on “Easier done than said

  1. Dear Elena,
    So sorry I didn’t get back to you in time for the contest, but I’ll tell you my thoughts anyway. I answered your post with Dancing Flowers because it reminded me of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Since you already had a pattern by that name I chose Golden Afternoon, the song that the flowers sang.
    Maybe you can use that name for another pattern.
    All my best to you. You designed a lovely doily. 💐🌞😘

    1. Don’t be upset, Karen! I’m planning more competitions. I hope you will have time to take part in the next one. And I wish you good luck. Thank you so much for the beautiful title and kind words!

  2. lo chiamo girandola

    1. Oh, quanto amo la lingua italiana! La girandola suona come un invito a ballare! Grazie mille, Mirella!

      1. Please don’t let one sad person ruin your mood! I feel sorry for someone who is so dishonest that they think everyone else must be too. There’s a popular children’s movie called Frozen with a song “Let It Go “ which I sing to myself when I start getting upset over something someone else did (or something that I did in the past).

        1. Oh, Frozen is my niece’s favorite cartoon. Of course I watched it. I will adopt your method of dealing with troubles! Thank you so much for your support and understanding, Betsye!

  3. Flowers in the wind.

    1. I absolutely agree! Your name is very similar to flowers bending under the gusts of wind. Thank you so much Wendy!

  4. Tilt-a-Whirl

    1. Yes, this is very figurative and apt! Thank you so much for a great option, Denyse!

  5. Natalie Rogers: Pirouette

    Wouldn’t it be beautiful to display several together?

    1. Thank you so much Susan! Yes, I also like the name Pirouette.
      Do you mean I need to make how many of these doilies and take a photo of them?

  6. Tumbleweed

    1. Yes, very similar! You have a rich imagination! Thank you so much Cherelee!

  7. Twistin’ Trellis. Maybe?

    1. Very original! Why not? Thank you so much Kris!

  8. Katherine wheel. Like the firework.

    1. Oh, I received two names from you! Sounds fabulous! Thank you so much Lisa!

  9. Beautiful doily! My first thought was that it reminded me of violets so I would name it “Violet Garden.”

    1. I’m glad to see you among my subscribers, Sandy! I wish you good luck in the competition!

  10. Beautiful pattern! I have just figured out how to subscribe to your blog. My idea would be to name the pattern “Violet Garden” because that’s what it looked like to me the first time I saw the picture.

    1. Amazing name! It sounds very gentle. Thank you so much Sandy!

  11. Swirls of Time.

    1. Thank you very much for the wonderful title, Bonnie!

  12. Pansies

    1. Very cute name! I like this. Thank you so much, Carolyn!

  13. Tatspinner

    1. Great name! I like how you combined the spinner and tatting. It’s very expressive. Thank you so much, Debbie!

  14. Whirlybird

    1. I learned so many new words in English! Thank you so much, Gwen! Your name is so capacious and laconic!

    1. Great name! Thank you so much Judy!

  15. Swirl Around is the name I would give this piece. Beautiful work.

    1. A very emotional and expressive name! Thank you so much Jean!

  16. Ho pensato che questo meraviglioso centrino potrebbe chiamarsi:”Trifogli al vento!”

    1. Sorprendente! Sembra molto impressionante ed espressivo! Grazie per il meraviglioso vapiant, Adriana!

  17. Dancing Peacocks

    1. A completely unexpected name! I liked it a lot, thank You so much, Kyrie!

  18. Shamrock Swirl seems like an appropriate name for this lovely doilly.

    1. I totally agree! This is a very cute name! Thanks for the kind words, Suzanne!

  19. Eye of the Storm

    1. A very expressive name! Thank you Rohini!

  20. Spinwheel, in multiple colours would look fantastic. and i do love Muskan’s ghoomar too

    1. Thanks for the colorful name, Vanpuri! Yes, I also think that this pattern in multicolor will look very impressive. And of course, I like the name Muskaan came up with.

  21. Bubbles gone amuk! why because bubbles are fun and happy most of the time and amuk means crazy out of control and that’s for me seems to fit the beginning starts easy and the end piles up on top of each other. nice design very interesting.

    1. You wrote a whole story, Teresa! And I really like it, thank you! I immediately imagined this cheerful rainbow picture!

    1. This is very creative, Cynthia! I didn’t know there were strawberry anniversaries! Perhaps this is a metaphor?

  22. Ghoomar (or Ghumar) – this is a Rajasthani dance form where dancers wear a ghaghra (full length skirt) and when they twirl around, it looks something like your beautiful doily, but in brighter colours. 💜

    1. Oh yes, I saw this dance. The skill of the performers is absolutely fantastic! Thanks Muskaan for the unexpected name option!

  23. “Remolino de Cristial”
    Me recordó los remolinos que venden en las ferias….
    Hermoso tu trabajo…felicitaciones..!!!

    1. ¡Suena increíble, Carmen! Pronto me convertiré en políglota, porque me gustan mucho las opciones de los concursantes en diferentes idiomas. ¡Esto es emocionante!

  24. Ja proponuję nazwę “Koło młyńskie”. Serwetka bardzo mi je przypomina. Pozdrawiam i życzę wielu pięknych prac

    1. Twoja wersja brzmi po polsku po prostu świetnie! Nawiasem mówiąc, jest bardzo podobny do ukraińskiego. Dziękuję bardzo, Beato!

    2. Foxglove Swirl

      1. This is a very cute flower. I imagined how beautiful and colorful a swirl of foxgloves would look! Exciting! Thank you so much Manon!

  25. It reminds me of strawberries. How about Strawberry Twirl?!

    1. This sounds delicious! Thanks for the great title, Carlie!

  26. Sunwheel was my first thought. It looks great.

    1. This is a very interesting name. Thank you so much Rosmarie! I have already decided to make such a napkin in “sunny” colors – yellow, orange…

  27. I suggest “Pinwheel Delight” for your new doily. I love the layered picots at the tips of the flower heads. It reminds me of Dutch White Clover, but since the word “clover” has a specific meaning in tatting, I don’t think that would work for a name.

    1. Hmm…I just read through the other posts, and I have to admit that I really like Natalie Rogers’ suggestion of “Pirouette ”!

      1. I also really like the Pirouette option. It sounds light and airy, like ballet.

    2. Thanks for the great idea, Kathleen! And I am very glad that you noted my long twisted picots. After all, it was because of them that I created this pattern, ha ha!

  28. TheRunaround Doily! It reminds me of rushing around in different directions when my grandchildren are here!

    1. Thank you for the wonderful name and lovely associations, Maureen! I also love having my grandchildren running around my house. Alas, this is not possible now. Because of the war, my grandchildren were forced to leave Ukraine.

  29. My first thought was Cosmos ( representing both the flower and the galaxy)

    1. Thank you Sandra for the very imaginative and capacious title!

  30. My name would be

    Make a wish and blow the petals

    1. Thank you Laurel! Unique! This name mentally takes me back to a carefree childhood!

  31. ZINNIA

    1. Thank you Joan! This is an amazing name, just like the flower itself! I looked it up on Wikipedia. It turns out that Zinnia was the first plant to bloom in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. This happened in January 2016 on the Veggie installation.

      1. You designed yet another beautiful piece! Looks like you have some really great names to choose from!

        1. Oh, this will be incredibly difficult! But I’ll use the draw! Thank You so much for the kind words, Joan!

  32. Pirouette

    1. Very figurative! Thank you Beverly! Yes, that’s absolutely right. This pattern resembles a ballerina’s tutu spinning in a pirouette.

      1. Oops! I didn’t see that Natalie had already suggested this name.

        1. Everything is fine! Your opinions may be the same!

    1. Very figurative! Thank you Natalie! Yes, that’s absolutely right. This pattern resembles a ballerina’s tutu spinning in a pirouette.

  33. My title suggestion is hyacinth bloom. What a BEAUTIFUL pattern!

    1. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful title, Kristen! Yes, I saw it now, the elements of the doily look like a hyacinth flower.

  34. Suggested name for new doily

    ‘Peace petals’

    1. Thanks for the great title, Merrilyn! This is very symbolic for me and my Ukraine.

  35. The end of summer I think we need an Ice Cream swirl

    1. Thank You so much Deana! This sounds fabulously wonderful!

  36. Galaxy flower!

    1. Cool! I really like it, thank you Connie!

  37. I would name the pattern: “Strawberry Crystals”.
    I love the design. Very creative.

    1. Oh, fantastic name! Thank you Karen for your fantasy and compliments on my work!

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