Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SNOWED IN !! Working on Sherry's Treble Clef

Pittsburgh wasn’t so lucky this time in avoiding the Feb 5-6 storm that pounded the mid-Atlantic states, and we’re not out of the woods yet, as more snow started falling again yesterday and today (Feb. 9-10). Because we’re retired we no longer have to struggle to get out to go to work, and we’re very thankful we haven’t lost power. We also share a plowing service with the neighbors to keep our driveways clear, and that has been a major blessing. There’s a photo at the end of this post which shows the depth of the snow last weekend.

I tried to keep my mind off the snowstorm on Saturday by working on Sherry’s excellent Treble Clef pattern on her Feb. 1 post at http://ladyshuttlemaker.blogspot.com

Motif #7 – Second Round
Sherry’s Treble Clef



It took several attempts to work out the “folded ring”, which kind of forms the letter “D”. The idea is to get 5 knots in the ring to ‘fold over’ and to face the same direction as the outer edge of the ring

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a ‘folded’ ring!

I’m VERY pleased with the way the heavier gold thread worked out - DMC’s size 5, which comes in a skein.









The clef (2” high) fits nicely into this little 4” x 3” frame from the dollar store.

These frames come in a 4-pack usually found with wedding items (in the larger stores).

This a VERY clever pattern, and my hat is off to Sherry for coming up with it! It almost looks as if it’s made with a continuous chain; but instead it’s constructed with rings and chains going in different directions than you would expect, without weaving over and under. Amazing






Here is the small table it will sit on, next to my piano. PERFECT








Thanks so much, Sherry!






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SNOW PIC - Feb 6, 2010





This is a table on our balcony after the snow finally stopped on the 6th. Total was about 21", although this looks deeper for some reason.
We keep pushing the snow off the balcony onto the back yard, and we have no idea when THAT snow will melt!

5 comments:

Isdihara said...

Whew, your snowfall is as deep as ours! Stay in and warm and help yourself to a spot of tea while you tat. The hours will pass too quickly.

Your treble clef turned out beautifully. You should be very proud! I remember my first folded ring (and the teeth-gnashing and muttered curses that precluded it). But when it closed, it was perfect! Yours is too. Grat job!

yarnplayer said...

Beautiful treble clef! The frame is perfect for it, and what a delightful spot to display it.

The snow photo looks like your winter wonderland rivals what we have in Wisconsin!

❦TattingChic said...

You did a nice job with the treble clef!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Kathy, This was some snow storm. It is still snowing here. A band of snow is coming right through where I live. We have about 30" now. No school again today. The kids hope they go back tomorrow, Friday. They are so bored. My Mom has been plowed out, but is staying in.

Great job on the Treble Clef. I want to make this for Katrina. I have some of the gold thread you mention, which will be the perfect size to use. I like how you have it displayed. It looks very nice in the frame gold frame.

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