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Next is Snowflake 17 from Joann Stearns' Christmas Ornament Collection. I used a vintage J&P Coats, size 70 thread. Can't ever get enough of pansy colored thread.
The big one in the center is another from the Stearns book, number 19. Size 20 Lizbeth in Sherbet Delight. I don't really like how this one came out. The color is pretty, but size 20 thread looks too heavy for a dainty snowflake, so I am going to be sticking to the finer sizes from here on out.
Fourth is Teri Dusenbury's Loop-de-Loop Snowflake. This one was tatted using Lady Shuttlemaker's Seaweed HDT in size 80. You can find the pattern in Teri's e-Snips account. Looking at the scan, I see a bunch of mistakes with this one, but it was a lot of fun to tat so I'll do it again and make sure it's perfect.
And last, but certainly not least, is 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' from Karey Solomon's Tatting For The Tree. This was a tricky one. I had to open rings and retrotat this one three times, but it was worth it. I tatted this one with Yarnplayer's 'Brilliant Sunset' in size 80. What a rich colorway. It was the perfect choice for this one, I do believe.
Earlier today I made a trip to Michaels to see what was left on the shelves. Big mistake! Everyone was still acting like a bunch of maniacs snatching and pushing merchandise, just generally being rude and classless. So I cut the trip short and left with a couple packages of glass ornaments. I found some iridescent onion shaped ones instead of the usual round ones. If anyone has any bell shaped ones they'd like to get rid of, I'll gladly take them off your hands. Looks like I'm going to try to tat some ornament covers next weekend. Wish me luck.