I am so very impressed with Rachel Colvin Jackson's work, here, that I have even been trying to teach myself how to tat with the needle. It is NOT going to happen. After weeks of practice, I can see I just do not have the knack.
I was trying to learn it to be able to tat an edging on this piece I found a while ago, in a small neighbourhood shop. Then I realized that of course I could tat the edging on with my trusty shuttles! For some reason, I was stuck thinking I would have to use a needle.
If I were going to make this a habit, I would never pay the kind of price I did for the broach, as I would not be able to afford materials!
However, I liked the colours; the shape was what I wanted and the woman seated in the picture, at first glance, looked to me as if she were tatting - I interpreted this as a sign. How's that for rationalization!
Well, what do you think?
MAIL TODAY FROM GREAT BRITAIN!
I also thank you, Margaret, for this lovely package! The bookmark is a beauty; I love Altin Basak thread and these colours are ones I always enjoy. The card from Rhodes is fun and the hologram magnet is already up on the fridge, holding photos of the kids! I shall enjoy tatting on the silver butterflies - you know I will. Thank you my tatting friend for the lovely goodies!
( and I am NOT referring to my broken toe!)
Again, this is as far as I got on the Small Coronet Doily by Linda Davies. I realized there is an error in the pattern in the 4th row where there is an extra bit at the SR - I tatted this wrongly every time and did not realize why there were too many spaces when I got to the next row and everything looked askew!
So, this time the thing is correct to this point, but that edging with the points? Too much stress! I am finished. It is pretty as it is - about 41/2 inches in diameter, tatted in silk hand-dyed thread by Karey Solomon.
Something else that I could not figure out was why the thread felt so odd and squeaky Silk. : ))
♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢♢This week, while tatting in the coffee-shop, I lost my Tat-Pic! Horrors! I do not know what I would do without it. David Reed Smith came to the rescue - once again and sent me a new one right away! Whew!