Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Snowflake, Sharon's Skates and an Angel

I know. I've been kinda lacking in the posting department. I guess I've been busy. I am also going away Friday, so I wanted to post before leaving. I should be back next Monday. I have had a few more orders since the last time I posted which I have been working on. I still haven't listed the coloured Bicubix Blocks earrings, though I'll try tonight. I'm not sure if I'll keep the shop open while I'm gone, though I don't expect many (if any) orders this weekend.

Here is probably the last Angels in the Snow Snowflake for this year:

This one is tatted with one strand of DMC Cordonnet size 50 thread and one strand of Güttermann metallic filament thread in colour #143. I found this snowflake took forever to tat. I have the pattern memorized, and it's not difficult. The metallic filament broke a few times. I had to carefully retro-tat several times. I also had to do some cutting and retatting. But I finally got it done. I do like the way this one looks like. It has that hint of blue that snow sometimes has, though the ice crystals are clear.

I'm sure you've seen Sharon's skate pattern by now. Well, here is my tatted version:

I haven't made it into a pin yet. I still have to do that. This is going to be part of my mom's Christmas present this year. I'll have to get photos of the rest of it. I making the pin pretty much the same way Sharon did, except for the jingle bells. I'll have to lace them up yet, then assemble the whole thing. I made the holly leaves a little larger by using 3 ds instead of 2. Quite an interesting little pattern. I'll try to get a photo of the completed pin. I'll try anyway.

You may remember the crocheted dress I showed a few weeks ago.  A few of you easily guessed what I am making.

It is a clothespin angel. This is the only one I have made. Yeah, I know. I said I wanted to make five or six, but that never happened. Maybe another time.

That's about it for now. I don't know how many of you were aware, but there was a lunar eclipse last night. I took a quick photo before going to bed.

It's not the best photo, but it does show the beginning of the eclipse. If I didn't have to work today, I would have stayed up to see totality, which would have occurred shortly after 3 am (CST). It's actually kinda funny I didn't stay up to see the total eclipse. Some of you may be aware that Jane listed a number of shuttles on her Etsy shop. I actually set an alarm for 3 am (CST, of course) to be able to purchase a Holly wood Pop-a-Bobbin shuttle. Of course, I stayed in bed while purchasing the shuttle, and I didn't have to go outside in the -20 degrees C (-4 F) cold. I wonder if NATA (Nuts About Tatting Association) is still running. Getting up in the middle of the night to purchase tatting supplies must qualify. Anyone else see the eclipse?

That's it for now. I probably won't be posting until next week sometime. Till next time.


  1. lovely work =). I love the cute little skates and the angel's pretty dress!

  2. I still get a little thrill every time I see someone post "Angels in the Snow".

    I stayed up for most of the eclipse. Unfortunately, it was cloudy, and just as the moon was completely covered, a massive cloud took over the sky so I didn't get to see it come back. The funny thing was, I went out to the local university campus for the best view, and as I was lying on the ground staring up at the sky, a campus cop came up to check on me-- apparently there had been a report that some lady (me) was passed out on the ground! Sheesh, didn't they know about the eclipse?

  3. I would like to put your blog on mine says to you?
    I like your tatting!

  4. Those skates rock! Maybe the Leafs could use a pair or two...
    Fox : )

  5. Love the flake, love the skates! That angel is darling! Thanks for sharing! Wish I felt good enough to tat right now! It's fun to see other peeps' goodies! Merry Christmas!
    ~TattingChic ♥

  6. I love the skates, and the angel is beautiful, the snowflake is lovely, I did not see the eclipse as we had cloud, and its very cold with snow here too in the UK.
    Happy christmas and Happy New Year