Just look at this! The second attempt is always better.
#23 Motif Challenge
For any new tatters out in Tat-Land, (oh,just listen to this great voice of so much experience, will you! - for those not in the know, I have a mere 24 hefty months of tatting in my life so far!) it really does pay to do a repeat of the first attempt. Inevitably, I am much happier with the second go-around.
The difference is obvious, I believe. Thanks to Gina, I made the upper petal the same size as the lower one. The instructions called for the bottom to be 6ds and the top 7ds. Also, shannon-in-love gave me the best tip: make the picots in the centre longer! Bingo!
By the way, this is marvellous thread: Manuela, #20 from a trade through The Thread Exchange with Tatknot. The brown is another nice thread - I'm pretty sure it is Altin Basik that I believe I received through T.T.E. as well. The two threads are minimally different in size, but it didn't seem to matter much.
Teaser ... Can you guess what pattern this is?