(If you are reading this, this one's for you, C.T.!
You know who you are!)
It is appropriate that this is #25 of the Motif Challenge. I keep signing up, as it keeps me on the straight and narrow. Check it out - this site is great tool for a tatter to have as an inspiration and motivator.
I am delighted with this motif and pleased with my tatting. My work here is a visual follow-up to what I wrote in response to some of your comments on the Crash of the Copycat post.
I knew that I had moved my concentration away from, as my tatting buddy C.T. say, "each little soldier", focusing on embellishment and quantity rather than technique and quality.
I am NOT being hard on myself! I am just being honest. I am not a whiner, nor do I look for sympathy and coddling. Not that kind'a gal! I see there are big problems with my technique, which is why I began to blog in the first place - to watch my tatting progress. So, I am using the tool I created to correct OBVIOUS errors!
You are all very kind, but much too polite! Leave that to us Canadians!
Love and kisses, ♥
Fox the Brutal ; ))
I compared the stitches:
I rest my case!
Talking about skill and method, I read something interesting in Jon's blog, and I commented:
If you do not wrap the thread over your pinky and it looks as if it is not wrapped on the third finger, how do you keep it taut when you do chains? I am mystified!Imagine how surprised I was when I realized how idiotic my comment was in light of the fact that I do not wrap the thread around my pinky either!
The shuttle behind my palm is wedged there, keeping all taut.