Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Better In 3's





I find great joy in tatting and even greater joy in gifting tatting to those who truly appreciate the time and effort that goes into a piece of tatting and the beauty of the finished piece. That brings me to this posting. What could possibly be nicer than Jon Yusoff's "Quantiesque" Snowflake?







Give up?







I think three of them is nicer.




This pattern is getting addictive and I really like the way it looks using Marilee's (YarnPlayers) HDT Fern size 50. The really fun part is that these three snowflakes are on there way to a regular viewer of this blog who loves tatting but who has none and has never been gifted any. Now you all just have to sit by your mailboxes and wait if this description fits you. Good luck.

16 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Clyde, these are gorgeous! I agree... things are better in threes! That's why I always have three cookies with my coffee, three pieces of candy, three coins in a fountain...

Jane Eborall said...

Four would be FABULOUS too!!!!

Daniel said...

Once again, very nice work. I always look forward to seeing pictures of what you are working on and am never let down when you post a picture. Keep up the great work, the rest of us enjoy it.

Clyde said...

I agree with you Diane things are better in threes especially candy, cookies.... yes Jane four would be fabulous. Thank you Daniel for your kind words.

TattingChic said...

They are, all three, fabulous! Very cute post. How sweet of you to share you tatting with some people. I guess I'll just wait to find out who the lucky recipients are! :)

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

These are so beautiful, Clyde! I love the green!

Gina said...

I love these and you know what? I see a flower. I know they are flat but the way that thread is variegated and the design of the pattern gives the illusion of a rosette in the center, a cupped rosette, with opened petals behind it. Canterbury bells???

Clyde said...

Thank you Tattingchic. Yes Gina I agree with you the center does look like a flower.

Tattycat said...

They are beautiful. It's so fun to watch how the color pattern changes. Your friend is very blessed. I think, from your description, there's no need for any of us to watch our mailboxes!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

These ARE gorgeous Clyde! Once again your work is stunning. You have a way of matching patterns and threads very nicely!

Clyde said...

Thank you Tattycat I also really enjoy the way the colour changes through the snowflake and you are right the tatting is going to a non tatter who follows my blog. I am trying to get another person addicted to it. Thank you LadyShuttleMaker for the compliment but I thank you and the other tatters who make HDT. It provides me with endless joy when I tat with it as I know my finished piece is going to be just that bit more special because of the thread.

Valerie said...

i love the pattern. i'm halfway through tatting the snowflake in perle #8 cotton and it's starting to look fabulous. i'm very excited about how it'll eventually turn out. to tell you the truth, i was inspired by your version of the snowflake (snigger)...

Daniel said...

Well the wait is over, and the winner is me and my family. It has been snowing here every day for about a week and the forcast calls for the same every day this week except friday. Today not all of the snow that came our way was white, that is right, three snowflakes came in the mail and they are the best looking ones to come our way.
Thank you Clyde, they look even better in real life than in your post. Michelle brought in the mail when she came home from school and I opened the card(also really nice) to find the three AWESOME snowflakes.
Thanks again we love them.

Tattycat said...

Congratulations to Daniel and his family! I'm sure you will enjoy the snowflakes. A gift of Clyde's tatting is truly a treasure.

Clyde said...

Congratulations Daniel, I am glad you and your family like them.

Kelly said...

Hi,
Clyde, these are wonderful. You do such beautiful work. I am always awed by your talents!