So, where ya been strangers? ;-) It's been such a long time! I can't believe that I've barely said a thing since January! Which means, I also missed posting last month about reaching my two year tatting anniversary! I'm not sure if I can't believe I've been tatting for two years already or if I can't believe that I've only been tatting for two years. The former would win, I'm sure, if I sat and thought and about it enough.
Anywho, since my last post, I haven't even touched my needles. I'm starting to feel a bit bad for neglecting them, but I'm hooked on the shuttles. I'm sure some pattern with a split ring will make me grab a needle again since I can't seem to do them on the shuttle (yet), but I digress.
I've done this pattern before and kept telling myself to do it again. Well, I finally did.
This is one motif of Wild Rose Luncheon Set from The Tatter's Treasure Chest Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep, (pp. 54-56).
I also did this one in two variegated threads which is incredibly busy in appearance, but I finished it anyway. ;-) This red one was actually to make up for that one! :-)
What this pattern forced me to do: Retro/Un -tat! I got all the way to the end... I was literally on the last chain and realized that I'd missed a join in the preceding chain. Usually, that would make me give up. Then, having to open the ring wasn't going very well; again, that would usually make me give up. I didn't give up, though! I unwound the shuttle and made it happen. :-) I was so proud I nearly did a dance! LOL.
I've also started taking notes and measure how much thread gets used when I tat a pattern, so that I don't waste too much thread or end up with not enough on the shuttle. I think the scrap paper I wrote the numbers for on this pattern got thrown into a pile of papers so I don't have them right now, but I'll share them as soon as I find it. ;-)
Well, I'm sure I've taken up enough of your time with my rambling, so I shall see you all tomorrow... I hope! ;-)
Happy Tatting to all!
P.S. I nearly forgot! I've decided to re-start my count for my 25 Motif Challenge. I want to get through twenty-five motifs tatted by shuttle instead of... What was I doing? LOL. So, this is Motif #1! :-D