Monday, July 21, 2008

Motif No. 12/25 - Sharon's Challenge Snowflake and the Wynners 33rd Anniversary Concert

This is my attempt using the snowflake picture posted on Sharon's blog on 3 Jul 08. I'll count it as Motif No. 12 for the 25 Motif Challenge too.

I used the blue outline. I guessed most of us see the butterflies, so I tatted butterflies as close to the outline as possible. Tatted with Manuela 20 thread, it measured 9.5 cm in diameter. Tried my best, but there is inconsistencies in the tension of the dimpled rings - not easy to control when the bigger dimpled ring is 52 ds. Actually, my earlier Snowflake Meme was also designed based on a snowflake picture, I find this method easier!

19 Jul 08 (Sat) - The Wynners held their 33rd Anniversary Concert 2008 in the Singapore Indoor Stadium to near full capacity of 7500. Sitting in the centre on the 5th row from the stage, my mother and I were part of the crowd, and had good view of our idols, Alan Tham and Kenny Bee. Coincidently, my colleague, Fiona and sisters, also separately got tickets there and were some 10 seats away from me in front. And in the next seat to mine, a guy in his 40s, was cheering so loudly for Alan the whole night! A lot of flower bouquets, a lot of cheering, a lot of jokes and laughter, a lot of songs (50!) and clapping to the tunes in the 3 hours! Besides the noisy guy beside me, an old man in front of me (yes, he's really old with a full head of white hair and wrinkled hands) stood up from his seat and waved both hands feebly to the music too! All had a good time!

Kenny Bee in action!

Alan Tham singing solo, and still so dashing in white, despite apparently gaining quite a bit of weight!

Anthony Chan drumming away to 2 songs via satellite in Britain.

From left to right: Bennett Pang, Kenny Bee, Alan Tam and Danny Yip

Took some video clips too with the digital cam, effect isn't great, but still can see and hear a little bit!

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12 comments:

Needledreams said...

Your version is so pretty!!! KInda like mine but at the same time different. I see that you had a great time in the concert. It sounds like fun!

Gina said...

I love this design!
:-) Gina

connieangeline said...

I find your designs so delicate and unique. It's amazing to think that everything is done with one knot. I saw the butterflies in the challange photo also and I love your version. Your butterflies also resemble angels. Thank you for sharing your vision
connie

Bonnie said...

Your "Sharon's Challenge Snowflake" is wonderful. Very nicely done.

singtatter said...

Thanks, Wally, Gina, Connie, Bonnie! Coming up with the pattern has been fast, but tatting the 6 butterflies took quite a while. I was amazed that I managed to close the large dimpled rings without breaking a thread, though there were a few times when I felt the thread was been stretched close to breaking point!

BTW, anyone knows why the video clips are not showing ? I uploaded using the video icon and there was no problem in the process of uploading.

Clyde said...

I think your snowflake is the winner of the challenge.

Linda S Davies said...

Your interpretation of the snowflake picture is awe inspiring!
Well done you!!

TattingChic said...

Love love love your snowflake pattern. It's so interesting what each person visualized. I hope Sharon publishes a book of all the unique patterns people are making. Just beautiful.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Great job on the challenge...this is one of my favorites so far...

singtatter said...

Thank you, Clyde, Linda, TattingChic, Sherry! Your commemts made my day!

Todd Parent said...

Bravo! Bravo! on your great snowflake. *standing.ovation*

Ladytats said...

Hi Ellen, I was wondering if the pattern is available for this snowflake. it is so pretty.