I am getting smart: practice first! Here is what I have done so far:
In preparation for the "real" motif, I am scheming... Of course, when I saw these beads today - at bargain basement price - how could I resist!
FLURRY SNOWFLAKE, they screeched at me from their little stand in the shop where I had gone to get thread winders (had a hard time finding these little devils!). Into my bag they went, and here they are in all their splendour:
Lastly, I have Diane to blame for this new purchase of an old tatting goody:
I always see motifs I want to do on her site and inevitably, I do not have THAT book! Thanks again, Diane!