I used Jon's Magic Moment Snowflake pattern. I used my daughter's..errr ... I mean Dr. VonThreadmore's HDT size 20, color ..um I forgot! (Hey Kiddo..which color is this one..picture is darker than actual color) I think that means I should label my threads!
After I blocked this tatted piece, I went back and looked at Jon's version. I realized that I may have over blocked it. Her center spokes are more curvy and mine are straight. I like hers better!
I want to comment my thoughts and feelings about Jon's patterns. I really like her style for the continuity of tatting. While I am able to tat in "rounds" I find it very annoying to cut and sew in ends because then my once nicely flat work becomes a bit distorted from sewing in the ends. It is very possible that I need to learn better in the technique sewing in ends...but ends do annoy me regardless. Jon's way in many of her patterns online that she shares graciously, you start at the beginning and take this journey of traveling around the bends, curves and end up at the end to join with the beginning, completing the journey.
I am looking for more patterns...either online or books of this style of tatting. If you have any to recommend, I would welcome them!
Oh! Before I forget.. if you know of a tatted cross bookmark pattern in ornate style.. please direct me!