Wednesday, October 22

Oh the weather outside is frightful!

The weather here in colorado has turned COLD! Tonight happens to be snowing and blowing wind. Fine by me as we are on a wind generator for electric!! Since it is cold and really no other things to do I have been busy with tatting. Who woulda thunk it?? right? heheh.. Still I have been having fun with color. Enjoy!

Mike.



Ok I have been a bit busy these last few days. So I decided to show you all the variations I have done on color for the snowflake pattern I have fallen in love with. I have decided upon two basic patterns. one more open and one with the clovers at each point. I included a dime and a quarter to show you all the scale of the snowflakes. :D Here is the work I have done thus far. More to come!


I have decided to do the Primary colors for snowflakes as well. I am going to experiment with Pearls and different beads. So far I have used the gold beads and the green beads in one case. I have blue beads and red ones as well. I am going to hit the bead shop tomorrow if time allows and pick up some foil lined beads to make them shine a little brighter when they are hung on the tree. I love how the gold beads play against ALL the colors. I also have some semi precious beads. Ameythist and onyx etc. I may even try those to see how they look worked into the pattern. I picked up some pearlescent beads to put on the white snowflakes so expect to start seeing some of those as well soon.

6 comments:

~Heather~ said...

Those are absolutely beautiful!!! I love them. I seen some snow yesterday it was funny, I was in the middle of cooking supper and screamed (i love snow) and the kids and I ran outside to feel the first flakes of the season LOL I cant wait to sit and tat your pattern they are so nice
Have a good day and stay warm :)
Heather

TattingChic said...

Very pretty. I like the dark blue with the pearls; very striking!

Sandra E said...

Snow? Snow? I don't think we've had snow since 2007, or earlier. But I'm in Hotlanta.

Love the snowflakes. I crave some of Pam's Rainbow HDT.

snowy said...

I assumed you were being ironic when you said about it snowing...but then I read Heather's comment. I will have to find a map of America and discover where on earth Colorado is!
They are certainly really pretty snowflakes, I love the big picots.
(Reassure me, you haven't a clue where I live either!)

Msquared said...

Snowy, I really have no clue where you live. I promise. In the US Colorado is almost DEAD center of the US. I think Kansas acutally has the center located in its borders but Colorado is close enough.
I am so tickled Heather tatted my snowflake and posted it on her blog! WAY COOL! I'm gettin famous. hehe

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh I LOVE those snowflakes!!! Last year I crocheted up a bunch of snowflakes for a friend of mine while she added beads to hang in the center. I'm a thinkin' I need to follow your lead and tat up a bunch. I really LOVE these much better!

Snow,,,,I was born and raised in Colorado (over there by the eastern border), don't miss that 'blowing' snow at all! Now I am in Idaho where 'when' we do get snow, it usually comes straight down in HUMONGOUS snowflakes. Sometimes almost dollar bill size. I didn't know that was possible.

Again LOVE your tatting!!!! Thanks for the pattern, will have to try it!