Friday, December 9, 2011

snow flakes

Living in the sunny part of Asia, I've never experienced streets or places covered with snow. I came close to feel how cold is really like when I first sent my daughter to UK to study in 2008. I felt miserable then and did not really enjoy going out into the cold having to put on layers and layers of clothes before going out. However come Christmas, I always imagine myself walking out into the streets and feeling snow coming down on my face. This kind of feeling led me to tat 2 little snow flakes from Elizabeth Zipay's patterns. The snow flakes were tatted in 10 and 20 sizes white threads. They are easy to tat once you get the hang of it.

Blessed Christmas to all.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Somehow it is very difficult to bring out the right green colour of my tatting when placed on different backgrounds. I have tried is on a red cushion but the green showed up as lemon green! Here are 2 different backgrounds I have used to show the beaded, supposedly to be a snowflake, but I have used green yarn instead. I like it better on the cream colour bobbin lace table cloth bought years ago. This tatted piece pattern was taken from Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn called "Wheel of Nine Rings".