Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wonderful Comments Spur Me On to Another Butterfly!

The comments on the first butterfly from Tat-land INSPIRED me! I had a relaxing time tatting the first one and figured it must be an anomaly, so I picked up a shuttle with this lovely thread - I forget whose it is, but it is all gone now : ( - and worked this up before I went to work this morning. Again - FUN! I think the larger pieces can be frustrating and draining till the very end when the enjoyment grows, because the completion is near.

I am going to continue to do some smaller pieces - MiniTats - and things like that. There is a reason for considering the smaller motifs..... My time may be eaten up with the T.A.T. course.

I have just done the first course, which was so helpful, and am about to embark on the second, which is not only quite a bit more demanding than the first, but also is rather intimidating to someone who is only nine months into adventures with the shuttle!

Also, every exercise takes me such a LONG time. So, I might not have a lot of blog time in the next little while. Or, maybe I will surprise myself. That has certainly happened before!!!
Fox ~ Aspiring Adept of TATROMANCY (magical meanderings with rings, chains and picots)~


  1. sigh....I glanced at my notebook on the bookshelf this morning and told myself I really should finish this segment.

  2. Oh, Gina, I do this all the time.... so many books, so little time! I sympathize! : )) Fox

  3. The TAT program intrigues me. I still can't fathom shelling out that kind of dough for someone to critize my work, LOL! I have heard other tatters say it's a great program and that it has helped their tatting immensely!

    Good for you for doing it! I think it's the perfect thing for you being so new to tatting you sure have done a lot of techniques and come a long way!

  4. I love the butterfly! I should get my T.A.T. binder off the shelf too. I did dust it off when Krystle put out a challenge to complete the first program in May, but there were too many other things to do, so it's back on the shelf. School's out in a week. Maybe I'll be able to finish it then. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I love to make this butterfly! The color you used is very pretty!

  6. Those butterflies are so pretty! Your rings and graduated picots are perfectly perfect! I've been messing with a tatted alphabet for some bookmarks and I listened to my ipod - but while I was ironing. :( Still, that's a step in the right direction.

  7. TattingChic, I could not have come as far as I have without it. The first one was challenging, and this one even more so. There is a wealth of material covered. It might be a great exercise in discipline for an accomplished tetter.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it as well...Bonus!

    sewmuchfun, Ironing?? Goodness! Yes, little steps are good...

    Diane, You are welcome! I dare you!

    Carol, Thank you! I like the colour very much, as well.