...and I don't mean the ones in the running shoes!
#11 Motif Challenge,
Maybe it's more about the stepping stones to success - in a future endeavour!
I was so excited when I started this and again, everything went south from there: uneven stitching, picots of differing sizes, cut picots, split threads, wrong counts, misplaced joins - you name it, it's wrong!
This piece; I cannot work on it any longer. I am calling it a day. Finito.
Crazy Mom was saying that the heat can have a powerful effect on us all - well maybe I should blame all the bad tatting events of the past few days on the awful weather of the past month. And those effects are certainly cumulative.
This piece has depressed me beyond words. I think the beads were just a bit to much to deal with as I am not comfortable with all the joins. I found myself becoming extremely anxious and intimidated as I sat down to tat - not the reaction I would look forward to on a regular basis, that's for sure!
Back to basics, I think. The beads are going to have to sit in the drawer for a bit, till I get back to a regular rhythm. I tend to forget that I am still relatively new to this thing called tatting that has taken over my time and my apartment. I really need to slow down and perfect all the skills I have learned, and sure, go overboard with the embellishments once in a while, but not all the time. That seems to be very counter-productive for me.
I think I will opt for simplicity in the short haul.
To sum up, I am doing the pattern over again, with a 3 ply HDT by Karey Solomon in a slightly larger size
- #30 - that I have left from a few months ago. Maybe a change of colour , a larger thread and a lack of beads will promote a more positive outcome.