#10 Motif Challenge
The Cébélia thread I have had for two years and never put those two colours together. Umintsuru mentioned them in T.T.E. and it occurred to me that they would be great together in a motif! Thanks Umi!
The pretty, pewter/gray beads? Hmmm.... well. I spotted them the other day in Kensington Market. They were in a funny, little store that sells odds and ends. There are lots of beads in there - just to look at... Okay, so I cannot turn away from a 99¢ bead-bargain! Actually, they were the inspiration for the entire motif!
Why I had nine - yes, NINE, starts to this is a great example of my spatial problem. I could not see how to attach the chain on the second round. Simple, right? NO!
Intellectually I know how it works, but the brain will not translate that to the fingers and after many hours of wasted effort, I was almost weeping with frustration.
One would think after decades and decades of this I would handle it better - but I never tatted, so it was never an issue. Knitting or crocheting did not present the problem. Very occasionally, as a graphic designer, I ran into it headlong, but nothing like this! Thank goodness!
Here I was, at Tom Horton's the other day, escaping my hot apartment. I got the bulk of the motif tatted there. Thank goodness for air-conditioned coffee shops!
Finally, this morning there is cool air in The Big Smoke. Relief at last!