It is the best thing to date that I have tatted.
#28-100 Motif Challenge
Yup. I deem it so.
I loved how hers turned out, and wanted to tat the patterns myself. Till today, I have had hideous problems with the unusual directional instructions, once emailing umuntsuru late into the night, desperate for help - which she graciously and very quickly delivered!
Interestingly, I had to undo the last repeat and finger tat the last few rings and chains, because I had already cut the thread. No problemo!
Also, I have discovered that I have been doing something wrong since the very beginning of tatting life. When you tat in a bubble all alone, you do not realize what others might see right away if they were there to notice.
I have always tatted f/s and b/s. When tatting on the front, I pull downward through the picots, but I have been twisting the thread because I was holding the pulled-up loop in the wrong place, causing a twist every time! I saw this very clearly after 3 years, in this motif!
Afterthought: I did change the pattern in one place. Instead of a tiny ring of 5 ds, I tatted 10 JKs.