Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, Rudolph Day...


Oh my goodness, the days are flying by now.  I am getting almost nothing done these days, as Rudy (the puppy, not the reindeer!) is keeping us hopping.  I had to think of a small job I could complete for this month's Rudolph Day.

I decided to go in search of these crocheted snowflakes.  I've always kept them in a separate box to keep them stored flat.  I would hate to have to re-block them, though I'm sure it could be done.

I made them about 25 years ago.  At the time our living room had a wall of windows, and I would hang a snowflake in each of the upper window panes.  Our formal living room at the time was decorated in pastels, hence the non-traditional pink ribbons.

Today I cut all of the ribbons off.  My plan is to hang them in the big window in our dining room this year by putting a tiny dot of hot glue on the glass and imbed monofilament, attached to the snowflakes, in the dot.  When it's time to take them down, the hot glue will pop right off of the glass.    

I rounded up the perler bead snowflakes Caitlyn and Chloe made with me last year , and will hang those as well.  I'm excited!  They look pretty just laid out on the table like this.  I think they will look awesome in the window.

So now they are all packed together back in the box to keep them flat.  The pink ribbons have been discarded.

One more job to tick off the list.
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2 comments:

  1. Love your snowflakes. I have a set too, about 20, each one different. They were made by a special friend and are 25 years old as well. Many are starting to yellow. Any ideas on how I can bring them back to white? I think they were "starched" with sugar water...

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  2. I'm pretty sure mine were stiffened with a glue/water mix, and they have remained white for the most part. If yours were sugar/water starched, I think you should be able to wash and reblock, but I would only try one to start, in case the yellow is a stain in the thread now or just the coating turning.

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