That is precisely what this pattern has done for me! Thank you, Iris!
Motif Challenge #21!
I am so pleased at how this turned out. Not the colour combo, but the shape and consistency of the stitching. The TAT course and the incident with my palm seem to have had a positive effect, for I notice the quality of my work has improved since before I began this self-induced pressure to learn . I have been tatting for sixteen months. Just recently it seems that everything learned is falling neatly into place. No longer do I feel like a beginner. What a trip!
Usually, in the past, enthralled by some tantalizing idea, I have have rushed headlong into whatever learning opportunity was before me. Then, at the end of that initial learning curve, I would lose the drive. Poof! Full stop. Maybe a bit ADD, I don't know, but this pattern has definitely been part of my life.
Some things were hard to conquer, others not so much, but no matter the level of difficulty, I inevitably ran out of interest at the end, and went on to the next mountain! Needless to say, I have done a lot of climbing!
So far this has not happened with tatting. I am pleased and grateful, as I love having my creativity constantly challenged with so many new new thoughts and ideas. I love how my fingers itch to have a shuttle to wrap around. Colour, shape and texture all combine in a satisfying convergence. There is so much beyond the basics to keep my undisciplined mind from straying. This is the thread aficionado's Mount Everest!
There are a number of flower motifs with a pink centre around the white piece. I thought I would alternate the pink and white with a variegated yarn or another colour to break up the monotony and to have a livelier and more updated look.
That is the reason I tatted the motif in the pic; I wanted to try the pink thread against the variegated one. Not a great idea - colours are yucky together. Ideas from Tat-land?