Friday, July 9, 2010

Another Cross; Motif #2 of 25!

I finally gathered my courage and decided to join The 25 Motif Challenge Aren't you proud of me?  LOL.  

Now, the tatting of today --so far.  I made another cross.  The extra picots bothered me, so I changed the pattern a bit and then I decided I wanted to use these pretty beads from a necklace that I took apart a while back.  Here's the final product:

 I also used a bigger button, the thread just kind of outlines it when it's sitting right --which I could NOT for the life of me get it to do for scanning... every time I flipped it over to scan it, it moved... GRRRRR...  It is now sitting on my ironing board and, hopefully, I'll gather the courage to do some stiffening this weekend.  Maybe tonight after I grow some "beer balls"? LOL. 

I may also have another person or two to teach...  Here I am still learning and I'm gathering "students" left and right. LOL.  This will bring the count to three, possibly four.  For #3, I must thank TotusMel  whose designs inspired my thirteen-year-old niece's friend to learn to tat.  :-)  A tatting pool party will be held on Wednesday while I'm doing laundry.  It seemed best that way so I can just handle one person at a time.  I don't want to be answering three people's questions all at once. :-)  I'm not like that. LOL.  No patience in me for stuff like that.

Wow... I wrote all of that two hours ago! LOL... Sending now and then hoping to tat something else tonight!

-Stephanie Grace


God's Kid said...

Looks great! I tried that pattern 3 times and messed up badly.
Keep tatting! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I was pleased to see you've joined the 25-Motif Challenge!

And I'm impressed that you have young students who
are interested in learning. The tatting pool party sounds like fun.

I like the way the beads are nicely centered in the rings on the cross.

BSOTF said...

Very lovely!

Stephanie Grace said...

God's Kid: Thank you!! I can't tell you how many times I goofed with the pattern before it even resembled a cross, LOL. I have a feeling you use shuttles, so I'm no help there since I decided to walk away from them for a little while. They were making me feel like I couldn't tat at all, so I needed to prove to myself that I could and picked my needle back up! If you do needle tat, e-mail me and I'll be glad to tell you an easier way to go about the pattern! ;-)

Kathy: Thank you! I'm glad that the young 'uns want to learn, too! LOL. It's nice to know that tatting will not be lost! The beads... LOL... THank you! It took me a few seconds and an oops or two before I figured out exactly how I needed to change the pattern so that I wouldn't end up with the extra picots that drove me crazy. :-)


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