Members of the Snowflake Round Robin have been busy tatting snowflakes, and the fruits of our labour have started to arrive. Fortunately for us, there have not been any major problems (so far). Out of the six members in the RR, five have received their first snowflake, and one should have received it by now (haven't heard back from her yet). All six snowflakes that have/should have arrived at their new homes will be posted.
The first snowflake is The Deshka Dancer Snowflake from Georgia Seitz's book "Tatting Alaskan Style". This lovely snowflake was tatted by Joy and was sent to Shawna. Joy tatted the snowflake using size 20 Hakelgarn thread.
The next snowflake is from Lorena to Sandra. The snowflake is a Jan Stawasz pattern from his book "Tatting Theory and Patterns", and is on page 74. Sandra tatted the snowflake using Cebelia white and ecru size 20 thread. Sandra mentioned that her scanner gave the ecru a pinkish hue. The snowflake still looks very pretty.
The next snowflake is from Sandra to Jeff. Sandra chose a pattern called "Elaine's Snowflake" which was designed by Lily Morales. Sandra used Cebelia size 30 thread and size 80 seed beads. Another beautiful snowflake.
Next up, is a yet another gorgeous snowflake, this time done by Shawna for Lorena. Shawna used the centre of a doily from the doily Round Robin that she had participated in earlier. She credits Josie for coming up with the centre. Shawna used size 8 pearl cotton for the snowflake.
Here is the snowflake Jeff made for Maria. Maria has been having computer problems, so I am not 100 percent sure she has received it yet. Jeff used Ruth Perry's "Celtic Snowflake 2008" pattern and used DMC Cordonnet size 50 thread along with Guttermann Metallic thread for a combined thread size of about 30. Here is the snowflake with it's sparkly Celtic goodness:
Finally, here is the snowflake that Maria sent to Joy. The snowflake came from an issue of Burda Magazine and was tatted in DMC Cebelia size 20 thread. Yet another beautiful snowflake.
That's all for now. The second snowflakes should have been mailed today, so we should be seeing more snowflakes in our mailboxes real soon. Until next time.