Sunday, September 21, 2008

#14 and #15 of 25 Motif Challenge

Okay here we go it's 6:25 AM the day I leave for Washington, DC my bags are packed (although still open if I decide to throw something in last minute) and basically I am ready to go. So before my ride comes to get me I'll spend a few minutes blogging about the items I am sending to GUF as a thank you for the lovely handmade shuttles he sent me.

I am sending the 2 Aladdin snowflakes I talked about here, and 2 more again using patterns from Jon's Snowflake Collection.

First for your viewing pleasure allow me to present Sweet Rose. It was made using Marilee, AKA Yarnplayer's, size 50 Snowflake HDT.

Next is Spring Blossom, also made using Marilee's HDT. The thread is size 30 and is made using 2 different threads, both from the same dye batch. The middle section and the outside section are Peace and the one in between is Peach.

Although I enjoy working with all of my HDT-s Peace was one of my favorite color combinations.

Another thing while I'm on a roll. Before I found the world of HDT-s I had purchased a few large spools of tatting thread size 30. Awhile ago my husband and I were making the same road trip every weekend for I think it was 5 weeks. So I started a fairly easy, but big for me, project using some of the original thread. Nightmare. About 3/4 of the way thru I found out that there was no opening those rings! I finally cut away the error and tried to connect new thread to it, but it was very frustrating. So it's gone into the UFO pile and I'm going to try to make using a HDT.

I have about a half hour until my ride arrives to take me to the airport and I just realized that I forgot to water plants yesterday so I guess my time is up.

Oh and before I forget it looks like you are all enjoying Sherry's TIAS. I don't have time to do it right now, but have had fun watching you work on it (and make guesses, because I'm sure I know what it is .... :-)

Happy Tatting,



TattingChic said...

The snowflakes you made for GUF are so lovely. I love how you did the last one in the two different HDT's from the same dye batch! You did a lovely job on Jon's snowflakes. I am so excited because I ordered her book and it is on the way!!! Have a safe trip! Sorry the old spools of thread are so frustrating to work with. It's so good to see you posting again!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Beautiful! Aren't HDTs the best?

singtatter said...

Sweet yummy snowflakes! Have a fruitful and safe trip!

Fete et Fleur said...

This is lovely! I'm sure you read Tattingchic's latest blog post on HDT's. I laughed my head off and then I come here and see you using the same term. I'm thinking this might be more serious then I thought.(LOL) :~)


Fete et Fleur said...

I so want to learn how to do this!

Happy Thanksgiving

talia said...

Bonnie, these snowflakes and all of your tatting are so absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous that I cannot tat with a shuttle! I just think it really makes things so much more dainty and the patterns come out so beautiful. Way to go, your work is just stunning!