#16 Motif Challenge
Enough With The Beads Already!
That old lady who lives in my brain has been muttering these words at me for weeks. I should heed her. I have said it before; I am trying very hard to get myself to pay attention. The beads are getting in the way of real, concentrated improvement. It would be far more productive to omit the procrastination - for that is what the bead obsession is, I think, and just focus on perfecting the stitches.
I am so stubborn - my own worst critic and enemy to boot.
One positive thing that has happened suddenly is the improvement of all-over tension.
The first tatting I handled in real life are some snowflakes that Jon sent me over a year ago. I take them out from time to time and marvel at the perfect stitches and at the rigidity of the motifs. Well - more and more, as I compare my efforts to hers, I notice that mine are definitely ...and suddenly ( take note, all new tatters) firming up beautifully. No more floppy motifs.
That is the funny thing about improvement... all of a sudden you see that things are better, but you were unaware f the subtle changes going on, bit by little bit as you struggled along, frustrated by the seeming lack of any progress.
Georgia Seitz one, which I got because of its slender shape and lack of a pick is very good, but not as good as my all time fave for tallies - the Inox plastic mock tortoise shell. Love the feel of this one and it glides very easily through the hand loom you use to weave the cluny leaves.
I must be a very boring person - who would bother to do this? Tissue paper alone would have sufficed. I know it will be appreciated, but really, fox, get a life!