Diane did it! (Don't you love a tattletail?) She inspired some bead use in my tatting with a little gift from her visit to Minnesota. I was SO jealous to miss out on lunch with Diane and Michelle over Christmas break, but Diane left some goodies with Michelle to deliver to me.
A beautiful little tin full of thread and matching beads. PLUS, a little latch hook and some rings. I think it was a hint that I needed more beads in my life! I was so excited to have beads to match the thread that I didn't know what to make first with such a fun gift. I decided on the December Snowflake pattern that Frivole so generously shared as her final creation of 2012 HERE. This is a great snowflake pattern done in one pass, and good to practice with beads. So wonderfully easy and relaxing to tat that I messed up the first one and didn't even realize it until I bragged some to myself that it was going very well.
Neither of my snowflakes lie nice and flat even after blocking, but I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing to create that problem. Maybe I 'snug' a bit too tightly? Anyway - thanks to Frivole for the pattern, and to Diane for the bead inspiration! I'm thinking Valentine hearts with the pink combination . . .