Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy New Year (Belated!) from the Victorian Snow Ladies - and Me!!

Victorian Snow Ladies -
Motif #6 (Second Round)

Here is my rendition of two “Victorian snow ladies”, copying an idea from Linda at
http://quayceetatter.blogspot.com/

As soon as I saw Linda’s cute snow people on her December 6 post, I knew I was going to make them, adding floppy Victorian hats, similar to her “Red Hat Mrs. Clause” (post of Dec. 3), which I still chuckle over when I look at her! THANKS SO MUCH, LINDA!

I somewhat followed the pattern in Rebecca Jones’ book, but kept it simple by just doing two circles (body and head) and joining only four picots to connect them.

At first I made a smaller head (the “pink” lady), with 10 rings and chains, but for the red one, I made the head a little larger (12 rings and chains – same as the first round of the body) Makes it easier to add eyes and nose!


I attached silk ribbon roses at the neck and even added pearls! I used Lizbeth size 20 thread, and stiffened them using Aleene’s fabric stiffener. I used tiny rhinestones for the eyes and nose.

I gave these ornaments to my sweet nieces (21 and 18) for Christmas, who are attending the same University here in the area ( both studying pharmacy ). They always appreciate my handmade gifts, and have quite a collection of items – mostly knitted things to wear, like caps or socks, plus different ornaments of all kinds. Seems like yesterday they were in elementary school!

The ‘snow ladies’ might like this cold snowy weather, but I’m looking forward to temperatures finally getting above freezing this weekend!


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Computer Note: I was without the internet for almost a week(!) due to a router problem. starting New Year’s Eve! I felt totally ‘disconnected’ from the world, and was not a happy camper. It’s taken me awhile to get caught up on all the blogs and e-mails! It proved to me what I already knew - that I am totally addicted to the internet and can’t function without it!

8 comments:

Carla said...

Wonderful Snow Ladies!
Compliments!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love your snow ladies! I was at my friend Peggy's house at Christmas time and saw a similar snowman on her tree. That's when I learned that a former 5th grade teacher had made them... and to think that I could have learned to tat 15 years earlier if I had only known that Betty knew how to tat! Now, I guess I'd better pull out my Rebecca Jones book to see what else I've been missing!

❦TattingChic said...

Glad to have you back with us in blogland! I understand the feeling disconnected!
Your snowladies are darling!

Rayanna said...

welcome back! I love your snowladies.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Kathy, I remember this pattern. When I first learned to tat, the only book I had for awhile was that Rebecca Jones book. I made this snow man many times.
I do like how you dressed the snowladies up with a fancy hat and flower at the neck!! Nice!!

Did you know that Bj Heisler had a blog? Here is her addy:
http://creativestitchery.blogspot.com/
I was surprised to see this blog.

tattrldy said...

Love the snow ladies! I had a snowman similar to them that I made and put on a sweatshirt. I still have it around somewhere...

Nancy in Dallas said...

Love your ladies! Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on the hankie. I was lucky to have a pattern that worked perfectly. Now, I am adding edging that I happen to like, not really knowing how its going to work...have to wait and see I guess.
Love you blog, by the way!

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled to find this site! I have been searching for the Celtic bookmark pattern that I found online several years ago and every link I have found that offers the pattrern is no longer available:( Imagine my joy when during my hunt I came across it on here! The one by La Rae Mikulecky and Rosemary Peel. I started one awhile ago, went to finish it , can't find my pattern. If you know how I can get another one, I would be grateful!! I look forward to keeping an eye on your prjects...maybe sharing some of mine too. Thanks so much, tattingmad@yahoo.com