#23 Motif Challenge
Oh yes. This was definitely a mighty challenge. No dozing off to the podcast while tatting this. The book is fantastic - clear and well illustrated. It is a small publication but packs a huge amount of pattern ingenuity into that small space. (No -one paid me to say it!)
If I were to do it again, I would chose two plain colours, but the variegated Altin Basak from The Thread Exchange with Is'Dihara was too much of a temptation, as it was size #30 (50) - and I paired it with the #40 Lisbeth turquoise, that I have been longing to use.
(After the fact: I might have made a mistake here as Jeff thinks this is the thread he sent me in T.T.E.! I do apologize Jeff! Then, I forget what I received from Is'Dihara! You see, in cleaning up my threads, I have mixed up all my samples and do not know who sent me what! I do apologize for this and any future oversights. Fox)
Once again - disaster with the Lisbeth! I have NO luck with my Lisbeth thread. This was a recent - more recent, that is - purchase, after the twisting thread fiasco at Handy Hands.
It felt so smooth and silky and absolutely wonderful that I was lulled into its spell, only to be to be jolted to reality when it split during a join and then continued to to so for the entire pattern!
I do not think I will ever buy the stuff again.
Organizational Milestone Reached!
I have reached the stage in my tatting life, where the containers I have do not work for me anymore. I needed more space and more cubbies.
While shopping today for a new fan - it is about 99 degrees today - in that quintessential home and hardware store, Canadian Tire, I spotted these boxes and decided to clean up my stuff. Done.
Now I feel like a real, grown-up tatter!