Isn't it strange, that when I began this crazy obsessive activity of tatting almost three years ago, I had the notion that anyone who used beads on tatting was not tatting properly - as in the way tatting is 'supposed' to be. What an outrageous opinion. I felt very righteous as well!
If I could not laugh at myself, honestly I would be in danger of weeping! That is not even my own thought, as someone else said that (Baudelaire?) and much more adroitly.
At any rate, the other idiotic notion I had was that I felt that people who spent so much time blogging and commenting to complete strangers online were pathetic and kind of creepy! Exchanges were dumb, and why were so many of those tatting folks doing that anyway? WOW - witness the narrowness of the judgemental. End of confession!
❀ Where would I be without my wonderful blogging/tatting buddies? ❀
On The Fandango Front...
So much trouble for a mere square inch!
I must have tatted this pattern by Jane here, more than five times before I got it sort of correct! I cannot follow instructions.
Very frustrating - I will do it again, and I would like to tat it with beads. Interesting to me is the fact that I was not stymied as usual by directional changes, as there are not many, but because I kept joining to the wrong picot and discovering that way too late to carry on.
The two patterns - this one and the Small Motif, also by Jane, will keep me too busy for a bit to tackle the lovely ones in my new book - thank you Wendy! It was held up in the strike and was just delivered. Can't wait!