Tuesday, September 15, 2009

#7 for 25 motif challenge

I have been abit out of touch for a few days.
I have been tatting but have not had anything to show.
I have been test tatting a motif from the Design-Tat class, but it is not finished so can't show it yet.
Have also been out of town and then getting my ducks in a row here at home and at work so I can be gone for several days when my youngest DD has her 3rd baby any day now. I will go stay for several days while she is in the hospital and help when she first gets home. The other kids in the family are 8 and 1 so an extra hand will be a good thing.
but I needed to accomplish something the other day so decided to work on an easy edging so I didn't have to think too hard.
I looked in the book Tatting Doilies and Edgings edited by Rita Weiss for something to spark my interest but be fairly mindless due to repetition.
I picked edging No. 3006 from page 10. As I was looking at it I decided to change the confirmation of the one ring so it was easy to remember. and as I got several repeats done it started to curl. I joined repeat 6 to repeat 1 and had an easy snowflake.
I called it Threes Snowflake as all # of ds between picots are 3 and there are 3 picots or joins in each ring and on the chain.
The thread is some of Heather Johnstons Melamine in size 30 left over from the Beatrice Doily that I did a few weeks ago.
The pattern for this snowflake is posted on my patterns blog - see the link to the right, and Heather caught a mistake in my notation, so I have fixed it.
Today is the 15th so will get down to business and get the shuttle drawing done. I will get that taken care of tomorrow unless grandbaby decides to show up in which case I will do it when I get back home.
I have a packed bag, ready to go when the phone rings. It is an hour&half drive to get to their house.
time to get to bed and off the computer, put in 12 hours at work today so I can be gone if necessary.


  1. Very pretty snowflake done in a very pretty thread.

    I forget Jeanne....how many grandbabies will this make?

    ...and congratulations because I know each and every one is special.

  2. ...I'm waiting (impatiently) to hear about your next grandbaby... Congratulations!!

  3. Hi Sherry,
    this will be #9 She called this afternoon, it will be any time. I have a bag packed and in the trunk of my car so I can head out right away.

    HI Miss Anthrope, I will let you know as soon as I can.

  4. Exciting times for your family! Good luck!

    Lovely snowflake and great colour thread.... Fox : )


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