#22 Motif Challenge
I was very interested in this motif after I saw it on Gina's blog: here.
I am not happy with this motif at all, as I think there are too many stitches somewhere in the pattern and it bows; I could not get it to spread out properly. Gina's looks good and so does the original on Carla's blog - I think it is her own design.
When I went to the site to get the address, just now, I took a good look at Carla's tatting and I see that she has allowed the chains to overlap - this would explain why I cannot get my tatting to open out fully. It simply cannot!
Well, I feel somewhat better about this, but I have to sigh miserably when I see Gina's looking so pretty and this poor thing looking like a lumpy little misshap - or what my colleague at work (who is about 4o years my junior!) says, an "epic fail!"
John had me thinking about being a tangential thinker:
Tangentiality - Replying to questions in an oblique, tangential or irrelevant manner. e.g.:
- Q: "What city are you from?"
- A: "Well, that's a hard question. I'm from Iowa. I really don't know where my relatives came from, so I don't know if I'm Irish or French."
This thought process came about because I am taking Sharon's Design Course. It has certainly got me looking at my tatting in new ways - even now at the very beginning.
For instance: I always tat a downward join when tatting on the front side and never really looked at the stitch to see if it did look like a real front side ds. It does not. Nearly, but not entirely. I had avoided really looking at this stitch, because I had read alll about it, looked briefly at pictures, but totally AVOIDED really understanding the thihng. Why?
I think this is just the mind saying that it is not interested at the moment, thank you. It does not want to compute new info. It does not want to grow much. I know I have to give it a hearty kick when this happens, but many times I let it win the battle and my growth goes down in flames, This was one bsttle it won, - but NO LONGER! In the re-match, it waved the white flag: I WON!
A lot of my tatting learning is like this. Such a struggle! I am not complaining as this is the very thing I adore about lace-making.with little knots - it is very stimulating and never boring!