I finally got the dragon framed. I tried it in four different frames before I settled on this one - it was not too dark or too bright for the tatting. And it doesn't leave the dragon lost in a too-big frame, either. I finally came up with a background I like, too. It looks pretty yellow here though it's not, it's more of a green/blue with a bit of a pattern in it. Even in this smaller frame it kind of looked bare there all by itself. To fill it up a bit I printed 'How To Fly', a short excerpt from Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, on the background paper. The print is a light blue so it's just barely there. Black print overwhelmed the tatting.
It came out pretty well, didn't it?
It's all boxed up and ready to be sent - a birthday gift ready to fly to its new home.
It's only a couple of weeks late.
"The time to worry about flying is when you're on the ground. When you're up in the air, it's too late. No point in worrying about it then."