#14 Motif Challenge
Sharon's 'Grace Snowflake."As appreciative as I am of all your wonderful comments and support, I really have to tell you - I do know when my work is not up to snuff! And that first try was NOT good - which was precisely why I posted it To see the difference:
See what I mean? The first one, as it has so many newly joined threads, many mistakes and all the unnecessary SLT's is lopsided, and the recent one is much more symmetrical.
I see a huge improvement, which once again admonishes me to not count on getting it right that first time.
Update on The Lamp
My funny show-piece has gone through some heavy-duty changes over the past year and a half! It sits close beside me as I tat by its lousy light (I really MUST get some proper lighting) every day.
I find that I do study the motifs a lot, and enjoy the process, especially when I am exercising (rebounder) every night for half an hour. I look at that lamp and think about the motifs and the tatting involved and the minutes go by quickly. Often I am listening to an audio book at the same time; then the time really flies by.
(An Aside: For Mature Audiences Only!
As I was producing the collage, I just happened to see, there in the background, taking the photo of the lamp, hidden in with all the pictures, a full length shot of the photographer - moi - STARK NAKED! Yup, I almost published it! Just lucky I edit so carefully! Imagine! Tee hee! Why was I wandering around my place shooting pics in the buff you may ask. Well, that's another story!
I have mentioned this before but the more I tat, the more I appreciate this little tool. For those of you who have not heard me go on about Jane's threadless needle hint, behold it in all its glory:
I cannot do the Magic Loop. So, I am stuck with sewing in the ends, which in all honesty, I do not mind at all.
These needles, I found at the Supermarket in a small sewing display. Very inexpensive. Lots in the packet. The ones with the gold top, as pictured here I find easier to deal with, as they seem to be thinner.
In conclusion, you have to experiment to find the ones you like as there seem to be quite a few brands. Worth the effort!