Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A little difference

Christmas Snowflake 2010 © Wanda Salmans

I made a little change from the pattern on this snowflake, making the ends with three rings instead of a thrown ring, shortened the arm chains and left out most of the decorative picots.  I like the way it came out.  This is made in Lizbeth size 20, White #601.  The original pattern can be found on my Pattern tab.

December Star 2011 © Wanda Salmans

I made a little change in this pattern, too (can you tell? It's not a star!).  I only made two changes in this one - added beads and another arm to make it a snowflake.  I like the beads but it sure slows down the tatting!  The beads are a bright, shiny, reflective silver - and they made taking a good picture of this a real bear!  Let's just say I'm very frustrated with my camera right now :-(  This 'star' is made in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Red #671.  The original pattern can be found on my Pattern tab.

I think the changes in both patterns were successful.   The reason for the changes?  I'm running short on time for coming up with a totally new pattern for my 2013 Christmas snowflakes.  If I'm going to give anybody snowflakes I've got to get them done ASAP and starting with something I already have then making a few changes might be what I end up with.  Hmmm., will I stick with one of these - or find something else?

Time will tell.

"Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk."
William Arthur Ward


  1. I like to see how a pattern evolves - good job!

  2. I like both snowflakes and the changes are lovely, makes them look different.
    I know what you mean about time running out.

  3. I sure know how you feel about the time crunch!

    I think with the top snowflake in particular, although the changes in construction may be slight, the end result is dramatically different. At first glance, it looks like a completely new snowflake, and I think that would be even more true for a non-tatter looking at it.

  4. Little changes can make a big difference! Both are beautiful!

  5. These are very attractive snowflake designs!

  6. Both snowflakes are delicate, sparkly bits of loveliness. Treasures to be admired year after year. Great job!


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