I have finally gotten my mind set on Tatting.
Patience-Err... We'll see.
About a month ago, I bought some tatting supplies and decided that I would learn how to do it no matter what. I was ecstatic when my supplies showed up and was overjoyed when I made my first ring. Two days later, life changed and we moved for the second time within two weeks.
Last night, finally, I decided to take out the supplies and get down to business. I made two flowers! Not very good flowers, but they look like flowers, I think...
The gold one came first. I was following a patten found on the internet (Flower and Butterfly Bookmark by Sharon Albers). I then realized that I was following the pattern for one flower while looking at another. So, I tried again, this time with the right patten-to-picture match... And, so, the red one was created. Both were created using embroidery floss, six strands, since I got tired of wasting all of the tatting thread that I have not found to be so readily available in my area.
Today, I attempted adding a leaf to the red flower... Mind you, without a clue as to HOW to do it. It didn't come out very well, but I may post a picture later anyway...
Other "doodles" in tatting today: A flower in black, using size 20 thread and an off-white clover in size 30... which was actually supposed to be a flower, but I messed up.
So, what do we have? A bunch of little rings EVERYWHERE! I will get this right... Won't I?
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