I could have said malingering or malady or madness - all appropriate.
I tried. I really tried. This is what I got:
2nd photo added later...Can you see the pattern better?
#12 Motif Challenge
Also, I broke my promise to be slow and deliberate and not rush through - remember, quality trumps quantity? Not in this piece! I just wanted to get the sucker finished and off my plate!
I also broke my word and used the bloody beads! I couldn't help myself.
Therefore, another promise: I am going to attend my first BA meeting this evening. Under cover of darkness. I understand I will have a Beader's Anonymous Buddy to help me through the rough spots. It might be too late though...
Taught The Doc (not mine - a customer!) to tat yesterday! Yes, she came into the shop - all 6 foot. willowy blond, c-cup beautiful, long eye-lashed - bright, baby blues and all ! She insisted I describe her to a 'T'. There, I did.
We were chatting away about knitting, this Family Practitioner who wears Army boots (really) and I, and of course I had to mention the picot thing. She lit up and told me about her Grandmother who had tatted and that she had actually looked at a tatting booklet some time ago, but never really tried it.
Opportunity knocked loudly and I loaded up a shuttle, sat her down and didn't she say right off - "Oh, like a surgeon's knot!"
The Doc is a quick study. Mastered the flip in under three minutes. She now holds the record for the fastest learner I have yet encountered.
I sent her away with a little orange shuttle like the one the lovely lady gave to me two years ago when this whole party began. I have high hopes for it.