Sunday 13 December 2015

And the Random Number Generator Says….

Comment number 43 is Kathy Niklewicz!
I'm very pleased to be sending you the shuttle.  

The church clock is striking midnight as I write this.  I really wanted to do the draw on Sunday as I'd said and I worried I'd run out of time!  Phew.  Where did the day go??  But we have a winner and thank you to everyone for taking part.

I'm making progress with my GIPs and have now completely finished the owl blanket (eyes, beaks and all) and have also today finished a pair of nice thick hiking socks and started another yesterday.

Going back to the tiny snowflakes of two posts ago, I'm really enjoying them and have made more.  I particularly like this version (the regular rings and chains one) with one Swarovski crystal in the middle.  Looks just great and a perfect tiny snowflake… especially when stiffened with a bit of diluted Sparkle Mod Podge.  The 4mm crystal is just the right size for the snowflake and I do like the extra sparkle too.

Rather sweet, aren't they?

So if you're looking for a really quick little snowflake to make for cards or to decorate gifts, I hope you'll enjoy making this one.  You do have to block it to get the nice snowflake shape:  I pin mine to a little piece of cardboard with a blocking guide on it and leave it on the radiator for a short while.  It doesn't take long really and the result is well worth it in my opinion.

Best wishes,


  1. Congrats to lucky Kathy :-)
    This tiny snowflake does look very pretty & the sparkle is showing nicely.

  2. Congratulations to Kathy, I hope she enjoys the shuttle
    The tiny snowflake is gorgeous and looks very pretty, I have to get the right size bead for the middle but even with or without it's still a great design

  3. Oh, I like the addition of beads, I'll have to try that. Lucky Kathy!

  4. Congratulations to Kathy! Lucky girl :-)

  5. Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Kathy. Viel Freude mit dem hübschen Shuttle.
    Die kleinen Schneeflocken für eine Karte sind hübsch. Ich werde sie versuchen.
    Frohe Weihnachten.

  6. Congratulations Kathy. You will enjoy!! Thanks again Frivole for being so generous.

  7. I am completely stunned and delighted!!! I am overjoyed to have won this beautiful shuttle!

    I have only just now (Monday, Dec. 14, 11 am EST) checked the blogs, as I am a little slow 'waking up' after spending the weekend with our tatting group at the wonderful Christmas Festival at Old Economy Village here in Western PA There are only three of us in the group these days (Evelyn, Peg and I - although Peg's daughter Carol Lawecki sends beautiful tatted items to sell, as she lives farther away) but we are flattered that many people come to the festival to see us and have done so for at least 25 years! We had record-breaking warm weather and lots of visitors! I know a lot of people love cold weather and snow, but I prefer things on the milder side, which makes it so easy to set up and to walk around this very special, historic German village (dating back to 1824) beautifully decorated for the season.

    I'm trying to write this as quickly as possible, to acknowledge winning this wonderful shuttle! Thank you so much, Frivole!

    1. Hi Kathy, I'm trying to get in touch with you to send you the shuttle but I can't find your email - please write to me! :-)

  8. Congratulations to Kathy! The tiny snowflakes are beautiful and have such a nice sparkle on them.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous tiny snowflakes!!! :)

  10. Felicidades a la ganadora y me encantan esos copos de nieve.Besos.

  11. Congratulations! Lovely, sparkly little snowflake!

  12. Congratulations to Kathy!

    I love your little snowflake, and I agree that the blocking makes it perfect!


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