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Monday, June 1, 2015

Nearly finished

I'm getting close to finishing up this small bundle of snowflakes. There were lots of ideas and variations, but in the end I chose to move forward with this group:


The two in the middle (darker blue and green) are the same pattern but with a different center, so they have been diagrammed separately. They are tatted in color so they can be scanned on a white background, though I do prefer tatting snowflakes in white so they can stand out on a Christmas tree.

It looks like I got a little carried away in my snowflake adventure. I didn't realize how many versions I had tatted until I took them all out of my binder and tried to place them on the folding chair:


As you can see I'm not very "efficient" when it comes to designing. I get distracted by far too many possibilities, and cannot stop myself from trying them all out. In a way, I have to force myself to finalize the patterns so that I can move on to other things!

The bundle of 4 patterns + 1 variation will be listed in my Etsy shop in a few weeks. I would like to extend the opportunity to acquire this bundle for free, for those who don't mind doing some light proofreading. I will post more details about that in a few days, so come back to my blog around Wednesday if you are interested. All proofreading positions are now taken, thanks everyone!

Summer begins the season of festivals, which I like to go to as long as the weather isn't too hot (it can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit some days). I usually don't take photos, but there was a really neat looking Volkswagen Beetle on display at the Herndon Festival, made of wrought iron:


15 comments:

  1. I may like to be a proof reader :) if the position has not been taken :) love all your snowflakes and the VW I thought it was quillery at first.

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    1. Thanks! You are the first, and I can take multiple volunteers, so no worries there :)

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  2. Gorgeous snowflakes !!! Colours suit them :-D
    I would've readily volunteered (and am very much tempted), even without a giveaway, except that I have already spread myself far too thin. I have a finger in every pie ;-P But if the need arises, Robin, don't hesitate - I will step up .
    That wrought iron filigree is awesome !

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  3. I would love to be a proof reader to your gorgeous snowflakes, if there is still a place.
    I love the car, I don't think it would last long in the UK weather, it's too wet and would rust quickly.
    Margaret

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  4. They are all gorgeous! Must have been difficult to narrow it down to 5 :). Would love to proof read or test tat the patterns if you still need volunteers. Otherwise looking forward to the patterns being listed on Etsy :).

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  5. I love, love, love those snowflakes! I would be happy to proofread for you if you need help. Now that school is winding down, I'll have a lot more time to pursue my love of tatting, and I'm ready for some smaller projects. I picture a snowflake-filled summer!

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  6. I'm already late to the party! But I, too, think the snowflakes are gorgeous, and I would love to be a proofreader for you.

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  7. I would also like to proof read if still available.

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  8. Thanks everyone! I wasn't sure if there would be any interest, but it looks like more than I expected :)

    I can take up to 10 volunteers (any more than that and I'm not sure I will be able to keep track of emails). You will only have to proofread one pattern (or test tat if you prefer)...more details Wednesday. If I'm counting right I have 6 people so far.

    Margaret, Jenn, and Patty, I don't have your email addresses. If you want to be sure to be on the list, send me a quick message using the "Contact Form" on the right sidebar of my blog.

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    1. Thanks Robin :). Just saw your message :). I have sent my email address through your "Contact Form" :).

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  9. Truly wonderful snowflakes!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing the picture of the wedding bug, my daughter would love it!! :)

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  10. I would like to test tat your lovely snowflakes.

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  11. Put me down as a test tatter, too. These snowflakes are gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful snowflakes - I love the colors. Who needs 'efficient when designing? Ha! I would never finish one design with how easily I am distracted busy possibilities. That beetle is fabulous - I had a '73 Super Beetle back in my college days.

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