Saturday, September 13, 2008

Snowflakes in September

Does anyone ever long for snow in September?

I have to admit I don't! LOL!
Nope, it's true. I'm done with snow.

I do, on the other hand, enjoy a good ol'
tatted snowflake once in a while.

I've been having fun dabbling in one of my
new German tatting books I got for myself
for my birthday. The author is Susanne Schwenke.

The following "snowflakes" are from the
chapter called Sternenhimmel which means
"starry sky" in German.
Hence, the names of the motifs

This one had only 5 points like a star
in the original pattern
and I took the liberty
of adding a sixth repetition
of the pattern to make it more

Motif # 14 Sternenhimmel 3

This next one also only had 5 points
and to make it look less like a star and
more like a snowflake
I added another ring in the center motif.

I also changed the tips to a tri-leaf or clover-leaf
(three rings) design instead of the
original pattern's 4 ring design.

Motif #15 Sternenhimmel 4
I like how it looks like little daisies.
Can you believe this snowflake is done
in just one round?
Thank you,
I tatted them in this
size 20 cotton crochet thread
that I got for my birthday.
It's a variegated pale blue.

This concludes my snowflake show and tell.
That's what I've been up to tatting-wise, lately.
How 'bout you?

Thanks for visiting my blog once again. If you are new here,
then welcome! Feel free to leave a comment if you would
like as they are always welcome.

Luv n' stuff,


58 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Oh, so pretty! What thread did you use? They look very wintery!

Tatting N Craftin RainbowRose said...

Yes I agree it is a very pretty 'wintry' color! And hard to believe it is done in one round as well! Great job!!! Just beautiful!

TattingChic said...

Hi Diane, thanks for visiting. I added a photo of the thread to answer your question. It's a German Brand that hopefully you can read in the photo. I also wrote the name in my "Happy Birthday to Me" blogpost. It's too hard to write right now! LOL! It's almost gone now as I've done all the "Sternenhimmel" snowflakes in it!

Hi Tatting n Craftin rainbowrose! So glad you came to my blogger blog (as opposed to our multiply ones)! Thanks for the nice comment. Hope to see you 'round more often!

Tara said...

Beautiful snowflakes! I love them!


Aim said...

These are beautiful!

TattingChic said...

Hi Tara, Thanks a bunch! Hope you're doing well.

Thanks, Aim. Glad to see you stopped by!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

I like, I like! Great job, lady! Yet another book to be added to the 'Must Have' list. That color is perfect. I'll bet they'd look stunning with glass beads added to the outer edge. Very nice.

Bonnie said...

Your snowflakes are beautiful! Perfect thread for them.

Tanya said...

Well well, what beautiful snowflakes you have!! I like your choice of colors too, very nicely done. I have to admit I do not like snow that much, and especially not in September! Keep up the great work...


TattingChic said...

Hi Steph, thank you, thank you. They would look nice with glass beads on the outer edge. Good to see you "out and about" in bloggerlandia. You've been missed!!

Hi Bonnie, Thank you. Glad you popped in to visit.

Thank you, Tanya, welcome to my corner of bloggerland. Come back anytime.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh! {Sigh} Those snowflakes are so beautiful!

Lace hearts said...

Absolutely gorgeous. If you lived across the way from me, I know I would be tatting this week! I love visiting your blog and seeing what you've been making.

MelMel said...

Hello...your very welcome to join in the giveaway!
Have you seen my blog!
I have a picture of "Pemberley" on there!
Where they filmed the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice!

Its the lake shot...where Darcy came out of the water and met Lizzy...although we all know that didn't happen in the book! Somehow we wish it had!! I'm reading it again!!

please pop in again!!!xxx

Jen r. said...

OH that's beautiful! I used to have a box of those like that from my grandmother and that brings back memories! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how pretty. Love the snowflakes. I don't miss snow though.

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Hi there! :)
What pretty snowflakes! Snowflakes are fun for crafting and playing!! You seriously don't like the snow?? Skiing is fun. You're a hard-core California girl, huh?
Thanks for coming by my blog... I've so been in the $40 bins at Michael's, too. I just lucked out this time!

Mermaid Queen said...

Oh I love the snowflakes! So beautiful.
Take care,

TattingChic said...

Awww...thank you, Thimbleanna! :)

Hello, Lace Hearts. It would be nice to live across the way from you and get together and tat and chat! Just know, I'm right down "blogger way" anytime you want to visit here! (cheesy, I know, what can I say?)

Hi Melmel, thanks for stopping by. Yes, How nice that you got to visit Lyme Hall! I love "Pemberley" in the old BBC version of P&P!

So, Jen, you Grandmother tatted or crocheted? Either way, what a nice gift to have from her!

Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping in. Yes, it's a little early for snow, anyway, isn't it?

LOL! Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! I grew up in snow...had 'nough. I did love to ski, just can't physically anymore. Loving the sun in California for sure now!

Thank you, Martha. Splash in again soon!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I need to get to tatting some snowflakes....ah life is too short.
Unlike you I LOVE real snow...can't get enough...I think I need to retire in Alaska or something. LOL
Your snowflakes are beautiful and very wintery.

Tracie~MPMaison said...

So beautiful, you're very talented. I love them both. We don't have snow here in California and haven't been to the states that get snow for a while now - maybe this winter.

Hope you love Coco tonight as much as enjoyed watching it last night ;)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Your snowflakes are beautiful! I, too, would love to see snow in September! We're having a freakish warm spell right now--in the 90's for a couple of days. I know I'll be complaining about the snow once it starts though :)

TattingChic said...

Have fun in Alaska, Lady Shuttle Maker! I will write you from California! LOL! Thanks for visiting. :)

Hi, Tracie, yes, Coco's just about to start in a little bit here. Thanks for visiting and for your nice comment about the snowflakes.

Hi Grizzly Mountain Arts! I think I saw on the weather report that there would be freakish 90 degree weather in some parts. Wierd! Mid-July stuff! Ah well, I'll take my tatted snowflakes anyday, still! Snow is good we need it for water in the spring, but I'll stay here, just the same. :) Your latest shuttle is very nice.

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh're going to get me tatting after all! Those are breathtaking. xo rachel

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Oh so pretty! I starch my lace, crochet and tatting and use them as lovely Christmas tree ornaments. Yours are beautiful :)

I am in no hurry for my Canadian winter to begin, LOL. I am still trying to heat my pool and stretch summer a bit longer.


Lilla Blanka said...


Oh you are so sweet, thanks for you comment!

Your snowflakes are so cute!


Clyde said...

Tatted snowflakes in September are beautiful but the real ones would be horrible.

Barb said...

Hi Tattingchic,

Thank you for dropping by and leaving such kind words. Your snowflakes are lovely as are your tias. Have a snowflake filled day my friend.


TattingChic said...

Hi Rachel, it would be really cool if you tatted! Go for it! :)

Hi Karen, yes that's nice to use lace as christmas ornaments. I hve siffened my white snowflakes with fabric stiffener and added very finely ground glitter. Looks so sparkly like a real (big) snowflake!

Hi Mia, well, what I said was true! Thank YOU for your comment.

I agree with you 100%, Clyde! LOL!

Hi Barb, Thanks for the nice comment. Have a beautiful day!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Diane~
Oh love the snowflakes(:)
Yes coco chanel is quite an asset to us women..she was such a brave gal I really admire that..glad you came over and your comment was so well put ..
big hugs, Patty

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love YOUR snowflakes...I lived in CO for 6 years and it snowed almost year round!!

TattingChic said...

Hi Patty,
Thanks for the comment. Yes, we're all lucky Coco was born, LOL! I really enjoyed your post about her. I'm not Diane, but I'm so glad you left a comment, anyway!

Hi Robin, glad you liked the snowflakes. Wow, snowed all year round! One would REALLY have to like snow in order to live there and be happy about the weather! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Bebe said...

Thanks for coming over to visit with me yesterday and for entering my little giveaway!!
Lots of hugs, Bebe :)

Dantatter said...

Two more beautiful snowflakes done by you in a lovely thread. I think I need that book too.

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, those are gorgeous !! I would love a few of those on my tree. :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What beautiful snowflakes! So pretty.
I'm hoping for a good snow in South Carolina this year, but if we don't get one, I may have to take up tatting. Those flakes are incredible!

TattingChic said...

Hi Bebe, you're welcome. Thanks for visiting here!

Hi Dantatter, it's always nice to have you stop by! I think you would really enjoy that book for sure and her other one, too.

Thank you, Miss Rhea. I'm flattered. I've always thought that tatted snowflakes were as close to capturing the beauty of a real snowflake as any art can.

Hi Becky, yes, snow is a necessary evil for our precious water storage for spring, for sure. I hope you get as much snow as you need. It would be delightful to see you tat, though, too! :)

AngelDoll said...

you are such a sweetie...thank you also for visiting my blog...with my computer being down for over a week and osing everything has been so stressful and frustrating for me so I have been not posting or surfing as often...miss all you wonderful ladies. I also wish I could show you some tatting that I SHOULD be doing, but am finishing a couple of crocheted projects for our show in October. Alas, I felt sad to put my tatting aside for now, but I will be back...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR WORK, ESPECIALLY YOUR SNOWFLAKES AS I WANT TO SEND SOME TO MY PEN FRIEND IN AUSSTRALIA FOR CHRISTMAS...WISH I HAD YOUR TALENT!!!...HOPEFULLY YOUR TALENT AND KINDNESS WILL MOTIVATE ME TO PURSUE MY FUTURE TATTING ENDEAVORS.

TattingChic said...

Thank you, Angel Doll, for your very kind comment. I'd love to see you tatting! It's a wonderful hobby to have and very portable, too! Let me know if I can encourage you in any way. :)

Tracy said...

Hi, TattingChic! So great to be back and visiting you here...We're still getting over jet lag after the trip, but we're home--LOL! So nice to catch up and see all you've been working on. I live in the land of cold and snow...and I'm not a winter person at all, so it's ironic I ended up in Norway--LOL! I wish your tatted snowflakes fell from the sky instead...I'd like winter much better then ;o) These are the thread you've used! Talk to you soon ((HUGS))

Bella Sinclair said...

Oooooh, absolutely divine! I bet these would look MAGICAL with your glitter and up on a tree! I can just picture a huge tree all done up with your snowflakes. Love the touch of blue, too! I am a snow lover and have wished for it in the middle of August.

I must say, I'm really intrigued with the TIAS. I can't wait for the next installment.

Thanks for your sweet comment, too!

Fete et Fleur said...

So very delicate and pretty. They look yummy enough to catch on the tongue. ;~)


Alan Kolodny said...

Your snow flakes are just incredible:-)
I particularly like the second one. Your blog is just overflowing with eye candy.
Thanks again for the encouraging comments on my blog.
Just another tatting buddy, Alan

faerie enchantment said...

These snowflakes are so beautiful!
Magic and Joy!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m asking to all the Bloggers to support our dear FRIEND Mandy!
Please do come over, and DO LEAVE A COMMENT!

Debbie Moss

Thanks so much for your SUPPORT!

Lace hearts said...

Aw, thanks for your reply.
TC, is there anyway you could do a post on beginning tatting for idiots; that way, I could get going...! And sit and feel I was chatting to you across a table instead of across an awfully large pond! What I mean is, have an ongoing part of your post for peeps like me who want to learn but are finding it hard to get off their backsides and start.
So week one would be,
go and get this....
Week two would be,
Make a coffee, sit down and do this...
What do you think? Workable? Can you be persuaded? x

Barb said...

Happy Thursday Miss Tattingchic.
Hope all is well in your world.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for visiting our blog. I have been enjoying going through your archives and I can't wait to get home from work so I can look through all your favorite tatting blogs. Have a great day! Twyla

CIELO said...

I have to say your snowflakes are lovely; although I hate winter... I really do, and the mention of snow in Sept is... well, you guess! :)

Have a lovely day...


Shabby Addict said...

Love it! Beautiful winter colors. Hopefully we won't see any real snowflakes anytime soon!

TattingChic said...

Hi Tracy, good to have you back and visiting in bloggerland! I hope you get over your jet lag soon! Thanks for the nice comment!

Thank you, Bella Sinclair. I do love to put glitter on snowflakes that's for sure. Very finely ground glitter, that is and on white ones...bellisimo! LOL!

Thank you, Nancy, from Fete et Fleur! LOL! The thought of catching tatted snowflakes on my tongue makes me what to spit them out!!! LOL! I do love catching the real ones, one of the fun things about winter that I love.

Hello, Alan! Welcome to my blog. I'm glad you've enjoyed your visit and please come back and visit anytime. I admire your work, as well!

Oh, thank you, Lisa from Faerie Enchantment! I appreciate the comment.

Hi Debbie, I did go visit your blog.

Hmmmm...Lace Hearts, you pose a very valid and interesting request. I will think quite seriously on the matter. I have something to ask, though. Please don't be hurt, please don't call me TC.
Now, back to this instructions for beginning tatting..."go and get this.." I just think I might. I think I would also have to enlist the help of my fellow blogging tatters if they would help me with some of their fabulous ideas,as well.
Thanks! I'm honored you feel you could learn from what I have to share. I think this would be a fun thing. How to do it....hmmmmmm....
I'll get back to you on that.

Awwww....thank you, Barb! Happy Thursday to you, too!

Hi Twyla! I had a friend in high school named Twyla. I am so glad you stopped by to visit! I put your blog on my google reader so I can keep up on the new posts! :)

Hi Cielo, I feel the same way. Winter is fun to visit once every ten years or so...maybe...LOL! I'm glad it does come to give us drinking water in the lovely spring, though!

Yes, Shabby Addict, I agree with you whole-heartedly! Thanks for the comment!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Beautiful!! I must learn to tat!!

umintsuru said...

Hi Tatting Chic,
Just wanted to let you know I just nominated you for the I love your blog award.

TattingChic said...

Hi Southern Lady's Vintage! I think it would be fabulous if you learned to tat! The more the merrier! Let me know if I can be of any help or encouragement to you...or anyone else who wants to learn to tat, for that matter!

Awwwww....thank you so very much, Umintsuru! I feel honored that you would nominate me for that award! That is so sweet. I will add your name next to Clyde's and Laura's. I love your blog, too! Really, I do! I'm not just saying that. Okay, I'll stop gushing now! :)))

Lace hearts said...

Thanks Tatting Chic. And apologies - I'm not hurt at all. Thanks for considering it. I don't mean to be cheeky to ask, but I love your blog so much, and feel I've got to know you a little - you have a passion for tatting that shines through your posts, and that's inspirational. So, yes, I could go out and buy a book, but I don't really think I'll be as motivated as if you said, do this, then this, in manageable stages. I'm surely not the only one who has found you and who wants to be guided by you. Do you see what I mean? I hope I'm not annoying you, and I completely understand if it's not workable. After all, we are all so busy. It was just an idea.

Bella Sinclair said...

You have been so kind and generous with your talent and words that I'd like to give you yet another award to add to your collection. You are sweet! Please stop by my blog and see.

Jen r. said...

I wanted to stop back again and say thank you for such a nice comment you left on my blog post ;)

TattingChic said...

Hi Lace Hearts, I am so flattered that you want me to teach you tatting on my blog. I have some barriers in that I do not have a video to show you how to do the "flip" and I can certainly direct you to resources that will explain it much better than I could! I am good at teaching in person, but I must confess, that is much different than explaining how to tat on a blog. I think you'll understand what I'm trying to say when you learn, but I could do a "week 1" do this.... "week 2" do that... sort of thing in directing you to resources! What do you think of that?

Bella Sinclair! Thank you so much! I am so flattered! It's a sweet award, too! LOL!

Hi Jen R, it's not hard to leave nice comments on your blog posts! They are always such a pleasure to read, but you are welcome, nonetheless.

Lace hearts said...

Hi TattingChic
I think a week one, week two thing would work well - I just want it very simple and slow! I absolutely love your blog, but I have so little time in terms of not wanting to get too absorbed elsewhere, if you see what I mean. But you inspire me so much.
Thank you for even considering it.