This has been an occurrence of some repetition in the past - at work, at home and even at play. I have been known to throw my paycheque in the garbage.
I do not need to be angry to throw things away. It just happens. Might be genetic. My Gram was the same. She even flushed her wedding rings down the loo on occasion! And she had a wonderful marriage, so you can’t get all analytic about any symbolism!
At work, when I would panic because I could not find my cheque, voices from the studio would echo - check the garbage can, Fox!
I liked the colour. I just was not used to the weight. I have decided to persevere and meet the challenge of the thin thread, so yes, I have ordered another spool of it, for which I am patiently waiting.
In the meantime I am working on this pattern by Sumi Fujishigi:
I posted a pic of my first attempt at this:
In true Fox spirit I tatted it my way, which is totally wrong! One day I will learn to read a pattern before I charge ahead with shuttles.
However, in this instance, I really like the whimsical feel of my version much better than what is called for.
I will complete the next row and call it quits as there are another two rows that repeat the previous two. Seems I have lost patience. Maybe the Valdani will have arrived by the time I am finished...
I do love the vintage feel of mignonette tatting. It reminds me of the black and white movie era where enchanting women with finger-curled bobs and tight-fitting gloves wore black lace that dipped down from their hats to seductively drape their faces in mystery.