Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Butterflies, Hearts, Snowflakes and Microdragons

The Guidelines

1. Permission to copy. When a participant joins they are authorizing us to copy their pictures to be shown on the challenge blog.
2. There is no need to advise the Challenge Team to let let us know when you've added things to your blog. We check all of the blogs when we do an update.
3. We can't keep track of how many motifs each person does. You may post articles of tatting that you don't plan on including in your 25, or you may post a pair of earrings and count each earring as a separate motif. We don't read minds, so it's up to each participant to tell us when they have reached their goal of 25.
4. We know from past experience that the challenge is addictive. If you finish and plan on doing it again let us know so that we continue to check your blog on a regular basis.
5. Whenever you get a chance don't just view the pictures here, take the time to click on the links to people's blogs and read all about what they are doing, instead of just getting the snippets of it here. People like it when you take the time to visit their blog and comment on their work. A lot of the fun of the challenge is that we get to know each other and encourage one another to try new things.

Krystle did the Iris Niebach pattern on needles before and had some trouble with it but this time she used shuttles. Her next piece is a pattern by Birgit Phelps, called Kira's star and she added graduated picots to the inner chains which makes a nice variation to the pattern.
Christine found this metal gift card case at AC Moore and was amazed at how much it looked like the Heart’s Desire pattern from Susan Fuller she did in white DMC Cebelia 30. She used 2 shades of pink DMC Pearl Cotton size 8 for this bookmark pattern by Lenore English and found it is easier than it looks.
Hye-Soon has tatted the lovely cross and a wonderful butterfly both done in hand dyed threads.
Kelly had a bit of a challenge needle tatting Anne's pattern for her microdragon tatted in DMC size 30. The pattern from Debbie Arnolds site ds9designs is going to be a birthday gift for someone who is from the U.S. and now lives in Canada, made in size 10 thread. Her motif #11 is Nancy Tracy's pattern and made in DMC size 30 that she likes to call her heart of gold.
Tattingchic has started another WIP and has already had to perform surgery on it.
Ais tatted Jon's Quantiesque snowflake in white Perle cotton size 5 but she plans on tatting it again in colour.
Wally has tatted Anne's microdragon and named it Ayla. The she made Jane's beaded butterflies and another of Jane's beaded patterns, this one a dangly flower.

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