Linda tatted this quick and easy icicle from The Workbasket, June/July, 1990 by Charlene G. Finiello using Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread size with silver metallic threads. The nativity pattern is from Becky Dempsey and uses mainly Split Rings with a few Josephine Knots and she added a star and gold braid over the top of the cradle. Mrs Santa Clause who was just a plain old lady from Avon with only a red dress but now she has tatted the earrings and Christmas Tree and braids and buttons on her dress.
Steph is creating her own snow flurries. Ornament One is from Susanne Schwenke's Spitzen-Kreationen with an additional repeat to make it six sided, tatted using some vintage Lily size 70 thread. Ornament Two is from Kaye B. Judt's "Oh My Stars!" using Altin Basak 50 threads. Ornament Three is from Lene Bjorn's Snowflakes in Tatting in vintage Star 70. Ornament Four is from Festive Tatting by DMC using Tatskool's Rainbow Bright thread in size 80. Then in the next picture we have The First Day of December from Lene Bjorn's 24 Snowflakes in Tatting done in DMC size 80 in color 3756, a very, very pale blue. Next is Snowflake 17 from Joann Stearns' Christmas Ornament Collection worked in vintage J&P Coats, size 70 thread. The big one in the center is another from the Stearns book, number 19. Size 20 Lizbeth in Sherbet Delight. The fourth is Teri Dusenbury's Loop-de-Loop Snowflake tatted using Lady Shuttlemaker's Seaweed HDT in size 80. And lastly is 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' from Karey Solomon's Tatting For The Tree tatted with Yarnplayer's 'Brilliant Sunset' in size 80. Ancolie has tatted the letter "A" for - love. Well, maybe not in English, but it is for Ancolie! It looks lovely.
Wanda designed a small doily called Arches over Arches and for her blogoversary giveaway she made it in Lizbeth Falling Leaves size 20 with a brown center in it. She has been madly tatting her snowflakes for Christmas and in the spirit of the season she is sharing the pattern for the larger snowflake shown here. Claudia has also done some of Ellen's snowflake paperclips. She tatted a candle for a postcard Christmas exchange from a downloaded image from the web, but sh has forgotten the author.She also sent this snowflake in white from the book Tatted Snowflakes by Vida Sunderman and both designs used size 8 DMC perl cotton. She was looking for an easy Christmas wreath and she found Ruth Perry's celtic wreath, done the first time without beads and the second time with.
Heather received Rozella Linden's book Celtic Tatting knots and patterns in the mail and wanted to try it out in her Pink and Brown thread. The 3rd one is one of her design.