Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's Snowing


...at least it was this morning. Making these two was certainly more fun than shoveling the real stuff out of the driveway (which is long enough for five cars). These little snowflakes are items No. 1 and No. 2 from Tatting by Myra Piper. In the book, they both have nine points -- but I wanted them to be snowflakes, so I only made six. The first one is made of size 12 DMC cotton perlé and the second is machine embroidery thread (one strand of white and one of blue ombre). They are both really small, No. 1 is only 1.5 inches (4 cm) and No. 2 is a bare 1.25 inches (3 cm). These are both going to my niece's school for the silent auction on Art Night. They'll probably be combined with some of my other snowflakes rather than auctioned by themselves -- they're so little, they'd get lost wandering around by themselves.

4 comments:

TattingChic said...

Pretty! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty and delicate looking. I don't think I have that book. Is it one you really like?

Marty said...

It is very old (well, pretty old). All the patterns are written in the old long style and the photographs are more like xerox copies of the motifs. There are a lot of little motifs in there I like, though, I've been doing some of the others and will post them once they are blocked. They are not at all unusual, I think any number of the motifs have similar patterns to others I've seen. In fact, I know some of the patterns say they come from some really old book or magazine -- probably available in the antique pattern library!

Cathy said...

Pretty! And you know that I enjoy your snowflakes that refuse to melt here in the Arizona heat!