#10 Motif Challenge
This is THE GOOD.
Now comes THE BAD, accompanied by its evil twin, THE UGLY.
Delusions of Designing
I began a pattern from this book, and quickly became bored with it. so thought I would change it into something else. You can clearly see what happened! Not a good idea, especially since the original, "Coppelia," is such a lovely pattern.
I suppose I am just not in the mood for doilies.
I think I am hankering for another hanky... Did I just write that!
But, you will understand if you go and see Frivole's gorgeous "Iris" border. Even if you are not interested in the border, go and visit the blog. It is a great read, and she has some of her patterns to download there as well.
Here is, happily, more of THE GOOD.
This is, of course, one of Mary Konior's more recognizable patterns - Queen of Hearts. In the past, I have had dyslexic drama galore because of all the chains that curve in opposite directions.
Usually, I cannot get going on this pattern till about the fourth try. Here I have done it in - get this - ONE! I am shocked! Somewhere within the labyrinth of neurones, my brain has finally made a good connection.
Also, I hate to admit this, but I see that the pattern is a repeat of itself all around the entire heart! Never did I realize this in all the billions - well dozens anyway - of times I have tatted this pattern. Oh dear.
But, so that I do not get carried away by this success, I see that I tatted the initial ring with too many picots, so I have to start again anyway, just for another reason this time!